Project Description

Advanced Manufacturing Technician

22 Months – 95 Quarter Credit Hours

2021-2022 Tuitions Fees: $26,490

Admission Requirements:

Application Fee, Application for Admission, Enrollment Agreement, High School Diploma or GED, Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance.

Program Overview:

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 are taught to individuals so that they may have the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in some of the most in-demand, well paid, and satisfying technical career opportunities available today.

Entry-Level Career Opportunities:

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

Maximum # of Students Per Class:  8

Program start dates vary as this program may be offered up to 4x per year. 

Please check with CPI Admissions and review the Program Enrollment Agreement for start dates.

Courses In This Program Include:

First-Term/Quarter Credits
EEI-131 Principles of Advanced Manufacturing 2.0
EIE-122 Introduction to AC/DC Electricity 2.0
EIM-143 Basic Hydraulics 2.0
EEI-135 Blueprint Reading 2.0
PSS-125 Pathways to Success with Integrated Technology 3.0
MTH-131 Technical Mathematics 4.0
EIM-146 Basic Pneumatics 1.0
HDC-122 Tooling, Hardware, and Fabrication 1.0

Second-Term/Quarter Credits
EEI-134 Industrial Safety 3.0
EIE-124 Electric Motor Control 3.0
EIM-144 Intermediate and Advanced Hydraulics 3.0
EIP-158 Process Control: Flow, Level, and Pressure 4.0
EIM-148 Mechanical Drives 4.0

Third-Term/Quarter Credits
EIE-125 Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Wiring 3.0
EIM-244 Hydraulic Troubleshooting 4.0
EIM-147 Intermediate and Advanced Pneumatics 2.0
EIP-251 Programmable Logic Controllers I 4.0
COM-121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3.0

Fourth-Term/Quarter Credits
EIM-249 Rotating Machines 3.0
EIE-224 Advanced Motor Control 3.0
EIM-247 Pneumatic Troubleshooting 3.0
EIP-252 Programmable Logic Controllers II 3.0

Fifth-Term/Quarter Credits
EIM-142 Rigging Methods and Materials 3.0
EIP-253 Programmable Logic Controllers Ill 3.0
EIE-221 Electro-Fluid Power 2.0
EIP-257 Thermal Process Control 3.0
COM-130 Technical Writing 3.0
SOC-151 Customer Service 3.0

Sixth-Term/Quarter Credits
EIM-240 Mechanical Maintenance: Materials & Procedures 3.0
EIM-241 Industrial Pumps 2.0
EIP-258 Analytical Process Control 2.0
EIP-250 Servo Motors and Motion Control 3.0
SOC-233 Introduction to Leadership 4.0
SOC-221 Professionalism and Employment Readiness 2.0

Total Quarter Credit Hours:………………………………………………………………….…95.0

Course Descriptions

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.  Its 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 in this course.

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 all covered in-depth in this course.

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 any 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, advanced motor control troubleshooting, and electrical safety.

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 and 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 covered 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 is introduced to theory and subsequent performance of 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 ControlLogix Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to teach the fundamentals of PLCs. Topics include PLC orientation, operation, programming, and troubleshooting.

EIP-252 (3.0 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 III
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.

COM-121 (3.0 Credits) – Fundamentals Of Public Speaking
This course is designed to introduce the student to public speaking. The student will be taught tactics to overcome fears about speaking in public. The course will focus on preparing the speech, delivering the speech, evaluating the delivery, and improving delivery. The student is taught to prepare and deliver informative, demonstrative, and persuasive presentations.

COM-130 (3.0 Credits) – Technical Writing
This course involves the study and practice of writing in professional settings. It is designed to help students learn and apply concepts of effective written communication appropriate for careers in technical and trade fields. The course will help the student develop the essential skills of a professional technical communicator with an emphasis on producing clear and effective written communications. Topics presented in the class include identifying keys to effective writing, characteristics of job-related writing, the writing process. collaborative writing, electronic communications, preparing professional correspondences, designing documents, writing instructions and procedures, writing short reports and proposals, and preparing presentations.

HDC-122 (1.0 Credit) – Tooling, Hardware, And Fabrication
This course will introduce students on tooling used in the Heavy Diesel Construction industry. It begins with basic hand tooling, air and electrical power tools, and shop tooling, and end with precision measuring tools. This course also provides students with instruction on many different types of hardware found in the industry. Students are taught to identify different styles, types, and grade classifications of hardware.  Additionally, this course is designed to teach students basic fabrication skills such as basic GMAW and SMAW welding, basic oxyacetylene torch set up, and cutting, grinding and cutting with an electric grinder, along with additional safety on these types of equipment.

MTH-131 (4.0 Credits) – Technical Mathematics
This course is designed to teach mathematical concepts that allow the student to understand mathematics commonly used in various technical and trade fields. Course topics include manipulations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, and measurement systems.  The student will be introduced to work with exponents, roots and radicals and will be further introduced to basic principles of algebra, plane geometry, triangle trigonometry, vectors, and quadratic equations.

PSS-125 (3.0 Credits) – Pathways to Success Seminar with Integrated Technology
New students need to develop strategies and skills necessary for success in higher education. Topics include transitioning to post-secondary learning, setting academic goals, managing time and keeping organized, learning and studying, preparing for and taking tests, understanding policies, and utilizing electronic resources. Students will review and practice fundamental skills in composing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. During the course, students will be introduced to the tools to help them attain academic success, and to become independent, motivated learners.

SOC-151 (3 .0 Credits) – Customer Service
This course is designed to help the student develop a heightened awareness of the challenges and opportunities in customer service. In this course, the student is taught a variety of skills including identifying customer behavior, determining customer needs through active listening, becoming an effective verbal and nonverbal communicator, honing telephone customer service skills, handling difficult customers, encouraging customer loyalty, and practicing service recovery.

SOC-221 (2.0 Credits) – Professionalism And Employment Readiness
This course is designed to prepare the student for the job search and entry into the workplace. The course will commence with teaching the student how to construct a resume, cover letter, and thank-you note. The student will review essential interview techniques and will complete a mock interview. The course will conclude with an overview of the basic concepts of professionalism in the workplace.

SOC-233 (4.0 Credits) – Introduction To Leadership
This course is designed to introduce the student to principles of leadership including leadership theories, styles of leadership, motivating employees, team­building and conflict management. Upon completion of the course, the student should demonstrate an understanding of principles related to ethics and whistle­blowing, giving praise, networking, giving instructions, situational communication, and conflict mediation.

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General Education Courses

BI0-120 (6.0 Credits) – Introduction To Anatomy And Physiology I
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I is the first of a two-course sequence. This is an introductory course in human anatomy and physiology and is primarily designed for students enrolled in health science programs. This course provides a fundamental study of the human body including levels of organization, anatomical terms, and basic concepts of biology, biochemistry, and basic principles of microbiology. Topics include the normal structure and function of various body systems, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscle, nervous, sensory, and cardiovascular systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

BI0-122 (3.0 Credits) – Introduction To Anatomy And Physiology II
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II is the second of a two-course sequence. This introductory course in human anatomy and physiology is designed primarily for students enrolled in health science programs. This course continues the fundamental study of human anatomy and physiology including blood and immunity as well as the endocrine, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, and lymphatic systems. Upon successful completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

BUS-165 (4.0 Credits) – Small Business Management
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of small business management, entrepreneurship, and ownership. The student will review the analysis of taking over an existing business versus starting a new business, as well as concepts related to effective planning in small business and small business marketing & decisions regarding franchising. The course will conclude with a brief introduction to financial and personnel management in the small business environment.

COM-121 (3.0 Credits) – Fundamentals Of Public Speaking
This course is designed to introduce the student to public speaking. The student will be taught tactics to overcome fears about speaking in public. The course will focus on preparing the speech, delivering the speech, evaluating the delivery, and improving delivery. The student will prepare and deliver informative, demonstrative, and persuasive presentations.

COM-130 (3.0 Credits) – Technical Writing
This course involves the study and practice of writing in professional settings. It is designed to help students learn and apply concepts of effective written communication appropriate for careers in technical and trade fields. The course will help the students develop the essential skills of a professional technical communicator with an emphasis on producing clear and effective written communications. Topics presented in the class include identifying keys to effective writing, characteristics of job-related writing, the writing process, collaborative writing, electronic communications, preparing professional correspondences, designing documents, writing instructions and procedures, writing short reports and proposals, and preparing presentations.

COM-135 (3.0 Credits) – English Composition
This course is designed to strengthen the student’s written communication skills. The course will begin with an introduction to the Learning Resource Center (LRC). The student will be taught to experience the various resources available to them at CPI. These resources include the LRC staff, as well as the facilities, equipment, and e-library (EBSCO Host). The student will be taught how to effectively use the resources for completion of various essays in this course, as well as projects in other courses. In addition to learning CPI available resources, the student will review basic grammar, including the parts of speech, subject verb agreement, compound and complex sentences, fragments, run-on’s, and comma splices. The student will also be taught APA style of writing and will utilize this format for constructing various compositions, including an analytical report, persuasive, literary review, and research papers.

PSS-125 (3.0 Credits) – Pathways To Success With Integrated Technology
This course is designed to provide the first-year student with support as they experience college courses for the first time. Study skills, self-reflection, and metacognition will all help the student understand how to best be successful with their own personality. Additionally, this course will help the student understand the fundamental skills to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software. Course participants will be taught the essential elements of Microsoft Word, including new documents, inserting text, inserting, and formatting text boxes, shapes, and graphics. Students will also gain experience using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, beginning with an understanding of how to navigate an Excel workbook. The learner will also create a workbook, enter data, format cells, construct formulas for mathematical operations, chart data, and format a worksheet. This course concludes with an introduction to presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. The learner will create, edit, format, view, and print a presentation.

MTH-131 (4.0 Credits) – Technical Mathematics
This course is designed to teach mathematical concepts that will allow the student to become proficient in mathematics commonly used in various technical and trade fields. Course topics include manipulations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, and measurement systems. The student will be taught exponents, roots, and radicals and will be introduced to basic principles of algebra, plane geometry, triangle trigonometry, vectors, and quadratic equations.

MTH-133 (4.0 Credits) – College Mathematics
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of basic mathematical concepts and operations. Topics include whole numbers, fractions & mixed numbers, decimals, ratio & proportion, percent, measurement, descriptive statistics, and geometry. The course concludes with an introduction to algebra and solving equations.

PHY-155 (4.0 Credits) – General Physics
This course is designed to provide the student with an algebra-based introduction to the general concepts and principles of physics. Course topics will include forces and motion including motion in one and two dimensions, circular motion, rotational motion, equilibrium, and elasticity. The course will also include principles of impulse and momentum, energy and work, thermal properties of matter, fluids, electric fields and forces, electric potential, current and resistance.

PSY-152 (3.0 Credits) – General Psychology
This course is designed to introduce the student to general principles of psychology. Topics include a general overview of the history of psychology, psychological subspecialties, and common perspectives in psychology (psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, bio-psychological, sociocultural, and cognitive). The student will be taught the structure and function of the brain, nervous system, and senses. Concepts of learning, memory, cognition (including thinking & language), motivation, emotion, and personality will also be presented. The course will conclude with psychological development from infancy to late adulthood, social psychology, and cultural diversity.

SOC-151 (3 .0 Credits) – Customer Service
This course is designed to help the student develop a heightened awareness of the challenges and opportunities in customer service. In this course, the student is introduced to a variety of skills, including identifying customer behavior, determining customer needs through active listening, becoming an effective verbal and nonverbal communicator, honing telephone customer ervice skills, handling difficult customers, encouraging customer loyalty, and practicing service recovery.

SOC-221 (2.0 Credits) – Professionalism And Employment Readiness
This course is designed to prepare the student for the job search and entry into the workplace. The course will commence with teaching the student how to construct a resume, cover letter, and thank-you note. The student will be taught essential interview techniques and will complete a mock interview. The course will conclude with an overview of the basic concepts of professionalism in the workplace.

SOC-233 (4.0 Credits) – Introduction To Leadership
This course is designed to introduce the student to principles of leadership including, leadership theories, styles of leadership, motivating employees, team­building, and conflict management. Upon completion of the course, the student will be taught using a demonstration in the understanding of principles related to ethics and whistle­blowing, giving praise, networking, giving instructions, situational communication, and conflict mediation.

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