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Advanced Manufacturing and Design

Associate in Science Degree (A.S.)

Modern advanced manufacturing has been revolutionized by the use of computers for design, machining and automation. Today, the design of almost all products and components is accomplished with the use computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing programs (CAM). Computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining is at the heart of advanced manufacturing and accurate and efficient production of complex components. Advanced manufacturing also uses computers to control the supply and inspection of materials, quality assurance and distribution of finished products.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Design degree program (ETMA) at the Community College of Rhode Island builds upon our certificate programs in Manufacturing and Design (ETCI) and Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Prototyping (ETCA).  The newly updated advanced manufacturing degree and certificate programs cover areas of science and mathematics and their applications to machining practices, CNC programming, and places emphasis on both theoretical and practical phases of the design, cost, quality and production of machined parts. This program is designed to provide students with extensive hands-on laboratory experience while developing skillsets that are necessary for lucrative employment in the advanced manufacturing industry. 

This Associate in Science degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Design at the Community College of Rhode Island requires a prerequisite of MATH-0101 and ENGL-1005. Full-time students can expect to complete this program in five semesters.