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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Design, Fabrication, and Advanced Manufacturing

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree


Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Fall Semester Year 2

Spring Semester Year 2


General Education Requirements and Electives - 19 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose a course in this category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 41 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

The Design, Fabrication, & Advanced Manufacturing program is an Associate in Applied Science Degree.  It is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement in the fields of fabrication, manufacturing, industrial engineering, and design, with an emphasis on emerging technologies and strategies.  Students will be well equipped to compete in today’s job market as the program combines traditional fabrication tools with new design and fabrication processes, including laser cutting, 3D printing, and 3D scanning.

This program is designed for individuals who have a career interest in manufacturing, industrial engineering, or design.  Students must meet standard requirements of admission.  An AAS degree is awarded to students who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and complete the listed course pattern.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to produce and/or demonstrate utilizing the following proficiencies:

  1. Follow all safety procedures;
  2. Use computer-aided design techniques;
  3. Manually create a precision working machined part;
  4. Demonstrate CNC programming techniques;
  5. Operate mills and grinders;
  6. Operate laser cutters, 3d printers, and CNC routers;
  7. Demonstrate 3d scanning, molding and casting, and basic electronics design;
  8. Use the problem solving process to design a part to meet a specific requirement.
  9. Design and fabricate a comprehensive project that strategically utilizes complementary features of traditional and digital fabrication tools and processes;
  10. Incorporate next generation manufacturing strategies into a finished product, including tool-free assembly, lean and green production, zero-waste, and flat-pack systems; and
  11. Describe and discuss the impact of next generation manufacturing strategies and principles in today’s job market.

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