Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy
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Earn a college certificate and national industry certificates at no cost!
Paid Industry Internships
Approximately $3,000 in a paid internship between the junior and senior year.
Graduates can expect starting salaries from $10/hour to $15/hour.
Established Industry Support
The San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA) is a committed partner, offering job internship opportunities. San Antonio’s manufacturers are growing and seeking future employees with diverse skill sets. San Antonio manufactures need entry-level workers with unique skills for high-tech, high-wage jobs. The average salary of SA’s 52,780 manufacturing employees is more than $41,500.00. (Source: Greater SA Chamber of Commerce study) The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the San Antonio economy. Its economic impact in 2006 was $14.4 billion, paying nearly $2.2 billion in wages and salaries.
Alamo Colleges St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus, San Antonio and the Central Texas Technology Center, New Braunfels
Students explore specific career paths and acquire unique skills in manufacturing productions operations and facilities maintenance.
Average Local Salaries $41,500.00
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy – Program of Studies Curriculum
Earning two Level 1 Certificate of Completions:
Certificate of Completion in Manufacturing Skills Trade Helper
Certificate of Completion in Tool Operator/Maintenance Assistant
Fall Semester -1st Year
(3 courses / 8 credit hours)
TECM 1303 – Technical Calculations
Exploration of a variety of methods used in manufacturing. Theory and application of processes including but not limited to metal forming, welding, machining, heat treating, plating, assembly procedures, and process control considerations, casting and injection molding.
MCHN 1320 – Precision Tools and Measurements*
An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurement while using standard measuring tools
*Student will earn a 10 Hour OSHA card
MCHN 1270 – MSSC*
Student will earn a Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician Safety and Quality Certification
Spring Semester – 1st Year
(2 courses / 7 credit hours)
MCHN 1302 – Print Reading for Machining Trade II
A review of applied math models and a study of different blueprints, with emphasis on machine blueprints and the application of each.
MCHN 1438 – Basic Machine Shop
An introduction course that assists the student in understanding the machinist occupation in industry. The student begins by using basic machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout, and bench work using common measuring tools are included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping, and preventative maintenance.
Summer – 1st Year
(1 Course / 2 Credit Hours)
MCHN 2486 – Internship – Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.
First Year total of Program of Studies: 6 courses and total of 19 credit hours.
Fall Semester – 2nd Year
3 courses / 8 credit hours
INMT 2303 – Pumps, Compressors, & Mechanical Drives
A study of the theory and operations of various types of pumps and compressors. Topics include mechanical power transmission systems including gears, v-belts, and chain drives
ELPT 1319 – Fundamentals of Electricity I
Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current.
QCTC 1243 Quality Assurance*
Principles and application designed to introduce quality assurance.
*Student will earn the MSSC Quality Certification
Spring Semester – 2nd Year
(2 courses / 7 credit hours)
MCHN 1426 – Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
A study of Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) systems. Software is used to develop applications for manufacturing. Emphasis on tool geometry, tool selection, and the tool library.
ENTC 1305 – Robotics
An introduction to Robots/Automation. Includes history, terminology, classification of robots, basic components, control systems, alternating current and hydraulic servomechanisms, programming, sensors, types of drive, end of arm tooling, end effectors, and safety and design procedures.
Second Year Total Program of Studies: 5 courses and 15 credits hours.
Two Year Program of Studies: 11 courses and 34 credits hours at Alamo Colleges – St Philips College
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Students may also contact the Alamo Academies at (210) 485-0811.