Project Description

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

95 Quarter Credits / 1565 Clock Hours

Cost : $25,844.00 – Two-year cost ($12,922 annually)
Start Date : August 23, 2021

Two Year Associate in Specialized Technology (AST) Degree Program

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology AST Degree Program in Advanced Manufacturing encompasses hands=on-training courses in integrated systems of Electrical, Mechanical, and Process Control Technology.  These courses provide individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in some of the most in-demand, well paid, and satisfying technical career opportunities available today.

Career Opportunities:

  • Advanced Manufacturing technician
  • Control System Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Instrumentation & Control Supervisor
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor

Maximum students per cohort:  8

Program starts 4 times a year.

See Core Course Descriptions tab for a detailed credit, course, and hours breakdown of this Program.

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  • Submit your application and enrollment agreement to the Adult Education office.
    Your completed enrollment agreement and application should be submitted to the Adult Education office with the $155 fee, prior to starting the following steps.

  • Submit High School Transcript, Diploma, or GED to Adult Education Office. CPI required verification of high school graduation. Please submit one of the following to the adult education office; high school diploma, high school transcripts, or GED. Questions about this requirement please call the Adult Ed office at 814-359-2793 ext. 207.

  • Meet with a Financial Aid representative. If you are utilizing federal student aid to pay your tuition, the website for filing your FAFSA is https://studentloans.gov. CPI’s school code is: 015445. For assistance with financial aid (student loans and grants), please contact CPI’s Financial Aid Office at (814) 359-2793 x 252 : Jan Pepperday,  or (814) 359-2793 x 262 : Ron Benton.

  • Take the Accuplacer exam. Accuplacer is used to measure your readiness for the program and allows us to recommend any remedial work prior to your start. This exam consists of two parts; arithmetic and reading comprehension. On average, the exam takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete. The exam is not timed and you are allotted ample time to complete.  The document attached to this email provides numerous websites that offer exercises / practice exams for you to prepare. Arrange to take the Accuplacer exam at CPI by contacting Adult Education 814-359-2793 ext. 207

  • Order textbooks. Contact your Program Coordinator for a list of the textbooks. They can be purchased new or used. Renting is available on some websites, just be sure the rental is for the entire length of time you will need to utilize that textbook. Some texts are used all year

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First-Term Quarter Credits

PSS-125 – Pathways to Success with Integrated Tech 3.0

EEI-131 – Principles of Advanced Manufacturing 2.0

EIE-122 – Introduction to AC/DC Electricity 2.0

EIM-143 – Basic Hydraulics 2.0

EIM-148 – Mechanical Drives 4.0

EEI-134 – Industrial Safety3.0

HDC-155 – Tooling, Hardware, and Fabrication 1.0

Second-Term Quarter Credits

EEI-135 – Blueprint Reading 2.0

EIE-124 – Electric Motor Control 3.0

EIM-144 – Intermediate and Advanced Hydraulics 1.0

EIM-146 – Basic Pneumatics 1.0

EIP-158 – Process Control: Flow, Level, and Pressure 4.0

MTH-131 – Technical Mathematics 4.0

Third-Term Quarter Credits

EIE-125 (3.0 Credits) – Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Wiring 3.0

EIM-244 (4.0 Credits) – Hydraulic Troubleshooting 4.0

EIM-147 (2.0 Credits) – Intermediate and Advanced Pneumatics 2.0

EIP-251 (4.0 Credits) – Programmable Logic Controllers I 4.0

COM-121 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3.0

Fourth-Term Quarter Credits

EIM-249 (3.0 Credits) – Rotating Machines 3.0

EIE-224 (3.0 Credits) – Advanced Motor Control 3.0

EIM-247 (3.0 Credits) – Pneumatic Troubleshooting 3.0

EIP-252 (4.0 Credits) – Programmable Logic Controllers II 4.0

Fifth-Term Quarter Credits

EIM-142 (3.0 Credits) – Rigging Methods and Materials

EIP-253 (3.0 Credits) – Programmable Logic Controllers Ill

EIE-221 (2.0 Credits) – Electro-Fluid Power

EIP-257 (3.0 Credits) – Thermal Process Control

COM-130 – Technical Writing

SOC-151 – Customer Service

Sixth-Term Quarter Credits

EIM-240 (3.0 Credits) – Mechanical Maintenance: Materials & Procedures

EIM-241 (2.0 Credits) – Industrial Pumps

EIP-258 (2.0 Credits) – Analytical Process Control

EIP-250 (3.0 Credits) – Servo Motors and Motion Control

SOC-233 – Introduction to Leadership

SOC-221 – Professionalism and Employment Readiness

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EEI-131 (2.0 Credits) – Principles of Advanced Manufacturing
This introductory course examines the principles and concepts of modern Advanced Manufacturing_ The role that technology and automation has played in increasing manufacturing flexibility and quality assurance is thoroughly explored with emphasis placed on future workforce implications.

EEI-134 (3.0 Credits) – Industrial Safety
This course reviews basic workplace safety concepts and practices.  Focus is on the common causes of workplace accidents and the role of OSHA and other federal and state agencies in regulating safety.

EEI-135 (2.0 Credits) – Blueprint Reading
Blueprint reading introduces reading and interpreting blueprints with a focus on common elements.  the alphabet of lines. and the differences between types of drawings_ Dimension definitions. geometric symbols and datums are also covered.

EIE-122 (2.0 Credits) – Introduction to AC/DC Electricity
This course covers the fundamentals of AC/DC electricity and provides hands-on electrical measurement, circuit building and circuit analysis practice.  The theory and application of inductance, capacitance, electromagnetism and transformers are all also covered in depth.

EIE-124 (3.0 Credits) – Electric Motor Control
This hands-on class emphasizes electrical safety while introducing the concepts and physical devices that comprise motor control and power circuits. 3-phase power. control logic. control transformers. “across the line” motor starting. automatic input devices and troubleshooting methods are covered in-depth.

EIE-125 (3.0 Credits) – Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Wiring
The Residential Wiring portion of this course covers the theory and application of electrical system wiring_ Industrial Electrical Wiring covers control wiring concepts and methods used in many industrial applications. Electrical Power Distribution introduces electrical power system installations and develops the wiring and troubleshooting skills required for electrical technicians in industrial facilities.

EIE-221 (2.0 Credits) – Electro-Fluid Power
Electro-Fluid Power introduces electrical control systems and discusses basic control devices, power devices, control relays and circuit applications. Additional topics include; automatic control concepts, logic elements and hydraulic/pneumatic control and power components.

EIE-224 (3.0 Credits) – Advanced Motor Control
This course builds on the Electric Motor Control course with in-depth, hands on skill building exercises in the areas of reduced voltage starting. Variable Frequency Drives, DC Speed Drives and advanced motor control troubleshooting. Electrical safety is stressed throughout the class.

EIM-142 (3.0 Credits) – Rigging Methods and Materials
This course teaches the safe methods and techniques required to effectively lift, maneuver, and set in place material and equipment of varying dimensions and weight. Emphasis is placed on choosing the proper rigging equipment and effectively securing the various loads.

EIM-143 (2.0 Credits) – Basic Hydraulics
This course introduces hydraulic power theory and application. Learners develop the skills and knowledge needed to work with hydraulics in modern industry. Key topics covered include; hydraulic power safety, hydraulic circuits, hydraulic schematics and the principles of hydraulic pressure and flow.

EIM-144 (3.0 Credits) – Intermediate and Advanced Hydraulics
In this course, students perform hands-on exercises covering system design, circuit applications and component operation/installation. Specific components studied include pilot operated directional control valves (DCVs), 2-stage directional control valves, cam operated directional control valves (DCVs), single acting & double acting cylinders, pressure compensated flow control valves, pilot operated check valves and accumulators.

EIM-146 (1.0 Credit) – Basic Pneumatics
Basic Pneumatics prepares learners to work with industrial pneumatic applications. It introduces pneumatic power and takes learners through key topics and skills in pneumatic power & safety, pneumatic circuits, pneumatic schematics and the principles of pneumatic pressure and flow.

EIM-147 (2.0 Credits) – Intermediate and Advanced Pneumatics
In this course, students perform hands-on exercises covering pneumatics system design, maintenance. Circuit applications and component operation/ installation. Specific components that will be studied include; air compressors, directional control valves (DCVs), pneumatic motors and single acting & double acting cylinders.

EIM-148 (4.0 Credits) – Mechanical Drives
This course introduces mechanical power systems and is intended to provide the learner with the fundamental knowledge of mechanical transmission systems and practices. Content covered includes; basic safety, power transmission systems, v-belt drives, chain drives, spur gear drives, and multiple shaft drives.

EIM-240 (3.0 Credits) – Mechanical Maintenance: Materials & Procedures
This course covers lubrication, selection, maintenance and troubleshooting of plain, ball and roller bearings. Additional topics include; gasket and seals, vibration analysis and central lubrication systems.

EIM-241 (2.0 Credits) – Industrial Pumps
The course covers the functions of a variety of industrial pumps. Emphasis is placed on centrifugal pump safety, pump head and flow characteristics. The operation, maintenance and troubleshooting methods for positive displacement, magnetic and peristaltic pumps are also explored.

EIM-244 (4.0 Credits) – Hydraulic Troubleshooting
In this comprehensive course, students work with real, industrial quality hydraulic components such as; DCV valves, hydraulic pumps, hydraulic motors and unloader valves to learn hands-on diagnostic skills at the hydraulic system and component level.

EIM-247 (3.0 Credits) – Pneumatic Troubleshooting
In this comprehensive course, students work with real, industrial quality pneumatic components such as; DCV valves, air compressors, actuating cylinders and motors to learn hands-on diagnostic and repair skills at the pneumatic hydraulic circuit system and component level.

EIM-249 (3.0 Credits) – Rotating Machines
This wide-ranging course utilizes in-depth, hands-on skill building exercises to thoroughly familiarize students with the construction, type and multiple applications of various AC & DC electric motors, motor speed drives and advanced power & control circuits. Electrical safety is stressed throughout the class.

EIP-158 (4.0 Credits) – Process Control: Flow, Level, and Pressure
This course teaches the fundamentals of maintaining levels, pressures and flows in industrial processes. Hardware and software components utilized in these processes are identified and their functions thoroughly examined. Control concepts such as feedback, feedforward and cascade control are also explored.

EIP-250 (3.0 Credits) – Servo Motors and Motion Control
This course teaches the fundamentals of industrial servo drives. The student will learn the theory and will perform various hands-on exercises that cover the operation and troubleshooting of motion control systems.

EIP-251 (4.0 Credits) – Programmable Logic Controllers I
This course utilizes an Allen Bradley ControlLogic Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to teach the fundamentals of PLCs.  Topics include PLC orientation, operation, programming and troubleshooting.

EIP-252 (4.0 Credits) – Programmable Logic Controllers II
PLC II builds on the discrete process control concepts presented in PLC I by presenting analog and advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) concepts to the learner.

EIP-253 (3.0 Credits) – Programmable Logic Controllers Ill
This course explores Remote 1/0. Communication Networks and Data & Text Messaging. Theory and hands-on exercises lay the foundation for the extensive troubleshooting lessons that this PLC course encompasses.

EIP-257 (3.0 Credits) – Thermal Process Control
This course teaches the fundamentals of maintaining desired process temperatures. Hardware and software components utilized in temperature dependent processes are identified and their functions thoroughly examined. Control terms and concepts such as process disturbance, on/off control and continuous control are also explored.

EIP-258 (2.0 Credits) – Analytical Process Control
This course teaches the fundamentals of maintaining chemical concentration at setpoint levels. Hardware and software components utilized in maintaining chemical concentrations are identified and their functions thoroughly examined. Emphasis is placed on feedback and feedforward control concepts.

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