Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is considered the high-tech career of the future.  In our programs, students focus on design and engineering by engaging in hands-on experience at our well-equipped fab lab. Come visit campus to learn more about our associate degree and certificates in advance manufacturing. We’re here to help you find the right program to achieve your career goals.

Which Advanced Manufacturing Path Interests You?

  • The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science degree provides skill-based training in design and advanced manufacturing with an emphasis on fabrication processes. The fabrication laboratory concept of sharing ideas and producing innovative products using manual equipment and automated machines is core to this degree.
  • The Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technician Certificate is for those interested in learning how to manufacture almost anything, developing skills to use fabrication equipment and automated machines to produce first run products.
  • The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate is for those interested in learning more about engineering as a career while learning how to manufacture almost anything

More About Our Fab Lab and Manufacturing Program

EA’s fab lab is your technical prototyping platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, and to invent! Here, you explore advanced machining concepts working on lathes, mills, CNC machines, 3D printers, CNC plasma cutter, and engraving and cutting lasers. You’ll build skills through part  production, project design and practice a variety of manufacturing operations. Manufacturing majors complete computer aided manufacturing classes using parametric solid modeling software and participate in group assignments to reverse engineer and produce products.

Advanced Manufacturing Career Paths
  • Machining
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication and Manufacturing
  • Tool and Die Making
  • CNC Machining
  • Welding
Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tool and Die Maker
Industrial Engineer

Program Details

Average Program Length
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Associate of Arts in Science (AAS)
Preparation for workforce in design and advanced manufacturing; transfer possible.
4 full-time semesters with Fall start
Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technician Certificate
Preparation for workforce utilizing fabrication equipment and automated machines.
2 full-time semesters
Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate
Preparation for workforce in manufacturing and fabrication.
2 full-time semesters