The Advanced Manufacturing Degree at Lakes Region Community College consists of 11 major core courses 5 of which are the core courses of our Advanced Manufacturing Certificate program. Successful students should have the necessary skills to enter the manufacturing workforce, or excel in current manufacturing employment, into positions a step higher than entry level. Students will have an understanding of manufacturing operations and processes.

In addition, students will have acquired skills for decision making in the manufacturing environment using quantitative and qualitative data. Students will have knowledge in

  • Materials
  • Processes
  • Quality control
  • Machine Operations
  • Machine set-up and tool section
  • Employee empowerment skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Oral and technical communication skills
  • Operation management skills

First Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ENGL100LEnglish Composition404
MATH137LTechnical Algebra & Geometry404
MANF142LMachine Processes303
MANF131LBlueprint Reading233
MANF145LManufacturing Processes303
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101

First Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ENGL122LTechnical Communications303
ENGL124LBusiness Communications303
MANF132LSolid Modeling233
MANF151LCNC Machines I202
MANF152LCCNC Machines I Lab262
PHYS125LTechnical Physics223
 Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective303

Second Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
MANF211LCNC Machines II101
MANF212LCNC Machines II Lab262
MANF240LLean Manufacturing303
 Liberal Arts Elective303
 Social Science Elective303

Second Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
MANF250LAdvanced CNC Machine Processes264
BUS232LOperations Management303
MANF220LProperties of Materials324
 Liberal Arts Elective303
Total Credits for First Year: 34
Total Credits for second Year: 32
Total for A.S. Degree: 66
Students successfully completing the Advanced Manufacturing Degree Program will have the following skills:
  • Mathematic skills necessary to solve manufacturing problems through the understanding of fractions and decimals, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, linear equations, roots, geometric figures, usage of tolerances, interpretation and usage of formulas and proportions, and practical applications of geometry and trigonometry.
  • The ability to read and interpret blueprints and engineering drawings.
  • Understanding of machine tools and machine tool operations such as milling, turning, drilling, cutting, grinding, and chamfering.
  • Advanced CNC machine operations skills including offsets, work offsets, G-code programming, machine zeroing, and circular interpolation, set-up, tool selection, material selection, and operator maintenance.
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and CAM-Mill skills in processes such as contouring, cycle time estimating, tool selection, material specification, cutter compensation, parameter changes, contour applications, roughing, finishing, and tool paths.
  • Operational Management skills in strategic decision making using tools such as forecasting, basic inventory models, aggregate planning, master scheduling, materials requirements, and scheduling of operations.
  • Understanding of procurement, inventory movement, storage of materials, and production flows.
  • Lean manufacturing principles such as line balancing, standard work, waste elimination, 5-S programs, employee empowerment, quality, lean production flow and inventory control, as well as facilitation techniques.


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Program Contact

Joseph Smith