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Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing: Automotive Manufacturing & Automation

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Automotive Manufacturing & Automation

 

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Trenholm State offers highly informative programs to prepare students to become multi-craft technicians. This program will give students knowledge in the following areas using the most up-to-date modern equipment: Metrology, Coordinate Measuring Machine, Welding, Electrical, Programmable Logic Controllers, Machine Tool, Troubleshooting assembly lines, and Robotics Maintenance.

The multi-craft technician is responsible for setup, installation, troubleshooting, repair, and testing of complex mechanical /electrical equipment, including automatic machines and process controls, motor control centers and related controls, computer control systems, some with man/machine interfaces, as well as basic plant electrical equipment. This includes preventive maintenance activities related to production and building equipment, machinery and components.

 

The Automotive Manufacturing and Automation program at Trenholm State strives to build a comprehensive workforce in the automotive manufacturing industry for the benefit of manufacturing employers and those desiring to enter these high-skills, high-wage occupations.

 

At Trenholm State, the Automotive Manufacturing and Automation program is designed to equip a student with the skills and technical knowledge needed to be a success in this interesting and growing field. The students are assigned to specific lab projects that must be completed while studying the theory directly related to the projects.

Awards Available

Associates Degree

  • Associate of Applied Science—Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (72 Semester Hours)
  • Associate of Applied Science—Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing and Automation—Equipment Service/Maintenance Technician (66 Semester Hours)

Certificate

  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (56 Semester Hours)

Short Term Certificate

  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (28 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing and Automation—Certified Production Technician (13 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing and Automation—Manufacturing Systems Technician (28 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing and Automation—Manufacturing Maintenance Technician I (19 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing and Automation—Manufacturing Maintenance Technician II (19 Semester Hours)

Curriculum Requirements For Associate Degree

General Education Core Requirements
Area Course Hours Required Recommended Course(s)
I Written Composition 3 ENG 101
II Humanities and Fine Arts 3 MUS 101
III Natural Sciences and Mathematics 6-7 MTH 116 & PHS 112
IV History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 3 PSY 200
Area V
Course Hours
Ori 101 Orientation to College 1
ADM 101 Precision Measurement 3
ADM 105 Fluid Systems 3
ADM 110 Blueprint Reading 3
ADM 111 Manufacturing Safety Practices 3
ADM 291 MSSC Safety 3
ADM 292 MSSC Quality & Measurement 3
ADM 293 MSSC Manufacturing 3
ADM 294 MSSC Maintenance Awareness 3
AUT 100 Introduction to Automotive Concepts 3
AUT 110 DC Fundamentals 3
AUT 111 AC Fundamentals 3
AUT 114 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
AUT 116 Introduction to Robotics 3
AUT 178 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3
AUT 180 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Lab 3
AUT 221 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3
AUT 230 Preventive Maintenance 3
AUT 234 Industrial Motor Controls I 3
AUT 286 Co-op 1
TOTAL: 72

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FAQ

Potential Salary Range

The average full-time annual wage for a multi-craft technician is $26,580 - $69,550. Employment in the manufacturing field is expected to increase 6 to 10 percent through the year 2026. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Survey

 

Program Contact

 

Danny Cardenr
Engineering Division Director
334-420-4385
dcarden@trenholmstate.edu

Ralph Burton
Instructor
334-420-4284
rburton@trenholmstate.edu

Location

Patterson Site
3920 Troy Hwy,
Montgomery, AL 36116
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History of
Excellence

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

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