A recent analysis by Statista.com showed that manufacturing companies in the U.S. will be spending roughly $128.7 billion on robotics and drones.
In part, because of this demand, Hocking College will begin offering an Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies degree program in Autumn 2020. The program is designed to prepare students to enter the advanced manufacturing and robotics industry.
Tell me more about the advanced manufacturing industry
Advanced manufacturing incorporates technology into existing manufacturing processes to increase overall efficiency. The goal of advanced manufacturing is to help businesses minimize waste and produce more products in less time.
It’s currently estimated that in the next decade there will be roughly 3.5 million advanced manufacturing positions waiting to be filled.
What skills do I need to succeed in HC’s program?
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Basic computer skills
- Organizational skills
- Critical-thinking skills
- Willingness to learn
What skills will I learn in this program?
Students who enroll in Hocking College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies program will study the following subjects over the course of four semesters:
- Architectural Design
- Automation Techniques
- Mechanical Design
- Industrial Robotics
- Real-World Advanced Manufacturing Processes
- Robotics Programming
- Robotics Applications
- Supervision and Leadership
What about job opportunities?
Students who graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies from Hocking College can fill the following positions in the workforce:
- Automation control technician
- Automation technician
- Automation technologist
- CAD technician/designer/drafter
- Electrical and instrumental technician
- Electronics technician
- Field service technician
- Instrument specialist
- Instrumentation technician
- Medical equipment repairers
- Robotics technician
- Robot operator
How much money do people in the advanced manufacturing industry make?
- The average salary for a robotics technician was $53,235.
- The average annual salary for a CAD technician/designer/drafter is $52,650.
- The median pay for an electronics technician is $64,330.
- Medical equipment repairers have a median pay of $49,210.
More about Hocking College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Program
Students who choose to pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies degree from Hocking College will reap the following benefits:
- Hocking College’s smaller class sizes mean students will get more one-on-one time with their instructors.
- Hocking College is the only two-year school in Ohio to offer both a meal plan and residence halls.
- Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing to assure students that they will have complete college funding — including financial aid — before their classes begin and won’t be faced with any hidden fees.
- Hocking College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies program provides students with opportunities to earn industry credentials in industrial robotics, programmable logic controllers and fluid power.
- Hocking College has professional partnerships with industry employers that can provide graduates with a pathway to a potential career.
How can I get more information on this program?
For more information on this program contact Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Program Manager Baqer Aljabr by email at email@example.com or by phone at 740-753-6127.