Advanced Manufacturing Certificate

NC State’s Advanced Manufacturing certificate program allows students to complete a series of coordinated courses in a shorter period of time than an associate degree. Students in associate degree programs may benefit from adding a certificate to their areas of expertise. A minimum of a 2.00 grade-point average must be obtained for all required courses in order to receive a certificate.

This certificate is eligible for federal financial aid.

Upon successful completion of a certificate program, a Certificate Request form must be completed in the Student Records Office in order to receive a certificate.

  • Students Graduating on Time

    N/A*Title IV students complete the program within 1 year
    *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to protect the confidentiality of the students.

    Program Costs*

    Cost: $6,300
    Description: for in-state tuition and fees
    : No
    : No
    Cost: $11,100
    Description: for out-of-state tuition and fees
    : No
    : No
    Cost: $1,493
    Description: for books and supplies
    : No
    : No

    The typical monthly loan payment

    N/A*per month in student loans
    N/A*interest rate
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    The typical graduate leaves with

    N/A*in debt
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    Graduates who got jobs

    N/A*of program graduates who got jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate
    *We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

    Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

    Licensure Requirements

    The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession:

    Ohio

    Date Created 7/19/2017 These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education

Year One

Fall Semester

ENRD 2260 - Solid Modeling

The student will use current parametric modeling software to create 3D models and produce various drawing views such as orthographic, isometric, sectional and auxiliary views from these models and generate a bill of materials as well as demonstrate the ability to bi-directionally associate between the model and the drawing. The student will also determine the basic physical properties of the model such as area, mass and volume. The student will also apply rigid body animation techniques to a solid model. Semesters available: Day - F Evening - F

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

MATH 1070 - Applied Geometry & Trigonometry

This course is a study of basic algebra, basic geometry, and an introduction to trigonometry. The class will review signed numbers and their operations, exponents, scientific notations, logarithms and systems of measurements. This class will also cover algebraic expressions and solving equations with one variable using shop problems and shop formulas and also will use shop problems for statements of comparison and mixture proportions. The basic geometry will cover points, planes, lines, polygons, triangles, circles and the application of these concepts. We will use key definitions in trigonometry to solve sides and angles of a triangle.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

MECT 2230 - Engineering Materials

Physical metallurgy emphasizing commercial alloys, heat treatment, and surface treatment of the iron, steel, aluminum, copper, and aerospace metals. The laboratory covers basic metallographic techniques of specimen polishing, etching, and examination. (TAG# OET013)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MFGT 1010 - Industrial Blueprint Reading

Blueprint interpretation is a core skill for Engineers and Apprentices. Students will learn the fundamentals of orthographic projection, arrangement of views, application of dimensions and tolerances, machining and finishing processes, and more. Materials presented conform to the latest ANSI standards and ISO specifications. Sample prints in both standard and metric format.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2

MFGT 1110 - Manufacturing Processes

This course offers an introduction to manufacturing methods and basic machine tool operation. Students will be provided the background needed to read and interpret technical drawings and proper use of a variety of inspection and measuring tools. Students will also develop and use shop documents such as job plans and blueprints. Lab activities include Soldering, Electroplating, CNC Engraving, Mold making, Polymer Resin and Sheet Metal fabrication. Diligent attention is given to safety in the modern manufacturing environment. OET010 Manufacturing Processes Semesters Offered: Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MFGT 2100 - Quality Control and Spc

This course covers basic manufacturing concepts of Quality Control, SPC (Statistical Process Control), Lean Manufacturing, and other principles, objectives and influencing factors of production control. Students learn about planning and scheduling applications as well as interpretation and application of GDT to prints and inspection settings. Students may take NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) certification exam in Materials, Measurement and Safety. Semesters Offered: Day - Sp Evening - Sp

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 2

Spring Semester

EMMT 1710 - Introduction to Robotics

This course covers the basic programming, operation, interfacing, troubleshooting and OSHA safety standards for industrial robots and work-cell systems. The primary focus is on the use of automatic parts-handling equipment, contour applications and interfacing with emphasis on design for manufacturing. Topics include the use of conveyors, parts feeders, positioning equipment and safety systems. Hands-on laboratory experiences include operation of robots using the teach pendant.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: None
Required Concurrent Course: None

ENRD 2150 - Computer Aided Design I

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and 3D Modeling. The student will create single-view, multi-view, sectional, and auxiliary view drawings with dimensions and tolerances. The student will also draw a multiple sheet/multiple part assembly drawing complete with a bill of materials. TAG: OET012CAD - CTAG: CTMET005

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MFGT 1640 - Computer Aided Manufacturing I

Students will use simulation software to verify programs written in G and M codes. HAAS mill and lathe trainers will be used in conjunction with a HAAS CNC Mill for select lab exercises. Students will complete supporting documents such as lettered prints, tool drawings, set up sheets and code. Semesters Offered: Day - F Evening - F

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MFGT 1110

MFGT 2010 - Jig and Fixture Design

Tool design is the process of designing and developing the tools, methods, and techniques necessary to improve manufacturing efficiency and productivity. Students use Solid Modeling software to design tools used in fabricating, welding, and inspection applications. Tool design is an ever-changing, growing process of creative problem solving which addresses quality and economy to produce a competitive product to solve manufacturing situations. Semesters Offered: Day - Sp Evening - Sp

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MFGT 1110 and either MECT 1150 or ENRD 2260.

MFGT 2220 - Manufacturing and Prototypes

Students will design and produce prototypes at the Kehoe FABLAB. Students will use Subtractive, Powder, and 3D Printers, CO2 Laser, Optical Laser Scanner, large format Digital Printer, and a variety of small shop and hand tools. Students will develop shop documents such as job plans, production schedules, and blueprints. Diligent attention is given to safety and prototype design, following the Form, Fit and Function Industrial design standard.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2

MFGT 2640 - Computer Aided Manufacturing II

Students will build on fundamental programming skills and knowledge of machine tools to write programs using MASTERCAM X5 for milling and turning machines. CAD/CAM/CNC combines CAD skills to create geometry with CAM software to generate G and M codes for fabrication of parts on CNC machine tools. Students will have the option to test for NIMS certifications in CNC disciplines. Semesters Offered: Day - Sp Evening - Sp

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2

Summer Semester

MFGT 1120 - Advanced Machining

This course builds on the basic skills presented in MFGT1110. Students who complete this course will focus on the NIMS certification exams available for Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Grinding, and Turning Operations including chucking and between centers. Focus will be on safety throughout the course. Semesters Offered: Day - Sp Evening - Sp

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MFGT 1110 AND either MECT 1150 or ENRD 2260.

Total Credit Hours: 32