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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AAS

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The DMACC Advanced Manufacturing Technology 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

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.

Required Courses

Semester 4

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 79

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 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
Books (approximate) 210 150 100   500
Tools 370   100   200

Approximate total for program: $12,927*

*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 Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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