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Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Degree Description

Advanced Manufacturing is growing at a rapid pace. According to Deloitte, in the next decade an anticipated 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed. Furthermore, it is estimated that 2 million of these jobs will go unfilled due to the “skills gap.”  In order to prepare students for the advanced, high-tech manufacturing careers that await them, Hocking College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Program has the solution!

Students will engage in the fundamentals of manufacturing and design and be exposed to the exact equipment utilized in industry today. The program will be centered around robotics and automation and emulate real-world advanced manufacturing processes.

In addition to earning an Associate of Applied Science degree, students have the opportunity to earn stackable industry credentials in the areas of: Industrial Robotics (FANUC), Programmable Logic Controllers/PLCs (Allen-Bradley) and Fluid Power (Parker Hannifin).

Hocking College has established partnerships with industry employers. These partnerships will help the program stay ahead of industry trends, and give students a possible career path upon graduation.

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:


$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services



$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies degree program:

  • Perform advanced, routine functions utilizing programmable logic controls across a variety of manufacturing applications.  
  • The program, interface and troubleshoot systems controlled by programmable logic controllers.
  • Perform a variety of tasks utilizing robotics and automation.
  • Program and operate industrial robotic systems and apply automation concepts to advanced robotics applications.   
  • Recognize quality assurance and control measures that ensure customer expectations are met through every manufacturing process.   
  • Follow required mechanical, electrical and environmental safety procedures.  
  • Analyze and troubleshoot electro-mechanical and fluid power systems.
  • Design components and assemblies using CAD software and leverage 3D modeling to fabricate prototypes.  
  • Identify and perform in a variety of process models, understanding capacity, resource efficiency.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies program is a new program starting in Fall 2020. Program outcome data will be available in Spring 2021.

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