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2017-2018 Course Catalog

Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AAS


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The DMACC Advanced Manufacturing Technology AAS program prepares applicants for a wide variety of manufacturing tasks in industry. Successful applicants will learn the basic elements of welding, fabrication, computer numerical controlled machine operation, computer-aided drafting and design, machining and workplace skills. Graduates will be positioned for employment by a wide variety of manufacturers throughout the state and nation.

At the completion of this two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program, graduates will be prepared for a large number of skilled careers in the manufacturing industry. Opportunities exist in many different types of manufacturing.

For more information about the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program, please visit our website at cam.dmacc.edu.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Students start Fall semester


(If you wish to start the program in the Spring or Summer, please contact the program chair at 515-964-6452 to discuss proper sequencing of courses.)

Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Advanced Manufacturing Technology AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 4


Required Course(s)


Option 2 - Select 1 Course


Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 78


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Books (approximate) 210 150 100   500  
Tools 370   100   200  

Approximate total for program: $13,408**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


• Use a wide variety of machine tools and precision measuring instruments.
• Do production welding using jigs and fixtures.
• Work from drawings, blueprints and other materials.
• Work in a team-oriented environment.
• Fabricate projects using welded and machined parts.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


• Apply technical skills in specific machine setups and operations.
• Use precision measurement devices, input and interpretation of quality measurement data.
• Read and interpret blueprints, including computer-generated drawings.
• Use problem-solving skills.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


• High demand for skilled manufacturing technicians.
• Great variety of types of work and work environments in industry.
• Average starting salary $36,000 (2009-2010 Placement Report).

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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