Advanced Manufacturing Programs

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Advanced Manufacturing Welcome

Manufacturing is back! Not only is it back in America but it is back at EAC and it is more advanced and exciting than ever with a new program associated with the Arizona Regional Advanced Manufacturing Professional Upgrade Project (AZ RAMP UP). AZ RAMP UP is a collaborative effort involving Eastern Arizona College, Central Arizona College, Estrella Mountain Community College Southwest Skill Center, and Gateway Community College Maricopa Skill Center to provide state-of-the-art training for the next generation of Advanced Manufacturing workers. Advanced Manufacturing is now considered the high-tech career of the future. EAC can prepare you for a new career in Advanced Manufacturing, where you will learn advanced machining concepts on lathes, mills, CNC machines, 3D scanning and printing, robotic plasma cutting and laser engraving and cutting. Students in the Advanced Manufacturing program will focus on parts and project production, manufacturing operations, Computer Aided Manufacturing using Parametric Solid Modeling software, team oriented design concepts, sharing ideas to improve products and reverse engineering of products. This new program will provide students with an opportunity to work within a Fab Lab environment and network where students can share ideas and concepts with other students across the United States and around the world.

At EAC we offer an Associates of Applied Science degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology along with three manufacturing technician certificate programs that focus on design and engineering. Come visit the college and let us see how we can help you begin an exciting career in Advanced Manufacturing.

- Nathan McCray, Advanced Manufacturing Instructor

Advanced Mfg Student Experience

Coming Soon:

A Fab Lab provides entrepreneurs, inventors and high tech tinkers the tools to imagine, design and create. Now you can learn how to take ideas from the drawing board to a tangible object by registering for the new Fab Lab classes being offered at the EAC campus. The certificate is available now and a new Fab Lab is being designed and will be available on the EAC campus by the Fall of 2016. To learn more about Fab Labs visit the following links to experience activities happening in current Fab Labs across the United Statess:


Advanced Mfg Salaries and Careers

Advanced Manufacturing careers are in high demand with the need predicted to continue to grow. Manufactures in Arizona and the United States as a whole report a severe difficulty finding skilled workers for the high-quality, highly skilled workforce required in the manufacturing field. This has created a void of manufacturing jobs that need to be filled.

There are a wide range of positions in the manufacturing field, salaries are based on education and work experience. The following represent possible positions and salary ranges available in the Advanced Manufacturing field:

CNC Machinist

$28,560 - 58,385

Manual Machinist

$29,730 - 61,145

Welding Technician

$29,626 - 66,340

Manufacturing Technician

$26,955 - 61,290

Manufacturing Engineer

$42,500 - 74,255


Advanced Manufacturing Curricula

Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AAS)
This program of study provides skill-based training for those interested in design and advanced manufacturing with an emphasis on fabrication processes. Instruction will revolve around development of products and production of these products. Core to this degree will be a fabrication laboratory concept of sharing ideas and producing innovative products using manual equipment and automated machines.
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Fab Lab Technician (Cert)
This certificate will focus on skill-based training for those interested in learning how to design and produce projects using EAC's Fab Lab. This short-term training process will take students from basic product design knowledge to an emphasis on fabricating small products. Core to this certification will be the development of individual skills so students can use fabrication equipment and automated machines.
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Gainful Employment Disclosure

Manufacturing and Design Tech (Cert)
This certificate will focus on skill-based training for those interested in learning how to manufacture almost anything. This short-term training process will focus on manufacturing engineering technologies. The intent of this certificate is to take students from design knowledge to an emphasis on the development and fabrication of products. Core to this certification will be the development of individual skills so students can use fabrication equipment and automated machines to produce first run products.
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Gainful Employment Disclosure

Manufacturing Engineering Tech (Cert)
This certificate will focus on fundamental engineering foundations by delivering a hands-on, skill-based educational process. This certificate is for those interested in learning more about engineering as a career choice while learning how to manufacture almost anything. The intent of this certificate is to take students from design knowledge to an emphasis on product development using automated machines.
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Advanced Manufacturing - Contact Us

Please call or email us to find out
more about Advanced Manufacturing
programs at EAC. We’re happy to
answer your questions.

Contact:

Nathan McCray
Advanced Manufacturing Instructor
(928) 428-8432
nathan.mccray@eac.edu

Contact our Admissions Office for
info on college admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid or to
schedule a campus visit.

Contact:

Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272
admissions@eac.edu