Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 10-664-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August

About the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Degree


Gain skills related to the latest manufacturing technology, sometimes known as Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0, which requires a skill set related to microprocessor-driven equipment, sensors and processes. 

The outlook for the advanced manufacturing industry is strong. This program addresses employers' needs for manufacturing technicians capable of working with today’s complex manufacturing equipment and processes.

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ADVMFG-100 Introduction to Industrial Control Systems 2
(1) ADVMFG-110 Introduction to Mechatronics 2
(1) ADVMFG-113 Advanced Manufacturing DC/AC Circuits 1 ‡ 3
(1) ADVMFG-115 Interpret Engineering Drawings 2
(1) MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
(2) ADVMFG-102 Advanced Manufacturing Motor Controls ‡ 3
(2) ADVMFG-105 Introduction to Robotics ‡ 2
(2) ADVMFG-114 Advanced Manufacturing DC/AC Circuits 2 ‡ 3
(2) ADVMFG-120 Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ‡ 2
(2) ADVMFG-130 Advanced Manufacturing Digital Electronics 4
(2) ECON-195 Economics
(or) Any 200-level ECON course
(2) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
(3) ADVMFG-111 Advanced Manufacturing Machine Mechanisms ‡ 3
(3) ADVMFG-116 Introduction to Manufacturing Quality Control Systems ‡ 2
(3) ADVMFG-117 Advanced Manufacturing Materials and Processes ‡ 2
(3) ADVMFG-121 Vision and Smart Sensors ‡ 2
(3) ADVMFG-196 Advanced Manufacturing PLC System Basics ‡ 3
(3) ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(4) ADVMFG-112 Fundamentals of Machining Processes ‡ 3
(4) ADVMFG-122 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Project
Management ‡
(4) ADVMFG-190 Advanced Manufacturing Design Problems ‡ 2
(4) ADVMFG-192 Advanced Manufacturing Fluid Power ‡ 3
(4) ADVMFG-198 Advanced Manufacturing PLC System Applications ‡ 2
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
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2020-2021 Program Card

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Program Outcomes

  • Apply state and national safety rules to the manufacturing systems environment
  • Analyze automation within a complex manufacturing system
  • Manage advanced manufacturing systems for operational efficiency and cost control
  • Analyze technical specifications for implementation of manufacturing systems, modules, and components
  • Explore a Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) control system to achieve a desired outcome in a manufacturing outcome
  • Integrate industrial control systems into manufacturing processes
  • Apply electronic principles to devices within a complex manufacturing systems

Career Outlook

The outlook for the advanced manufacturing industry is strong. This program addresses employers' needs for manufacturing technicians capable of working with today’s complex manufacturing equipment and processes. 

Possible Careers

Advanced Manufacturing Technician
Integration Technician
Robotics Technician

This program is being developed as a Career Pathway. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level algebra or equivalent.


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Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020