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Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy

Earn FREE College Credits

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.

High Pay

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.

Training Sites

Alamo Colleges St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus, San Antonio and the Central Texas Technology Center, New Braunfels

Hands-On Learning

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

First Year

Fall Semester -1st Year
(3 courses / 8 credit hours)

TECM 1303 – Technical Calculations
3 credits

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*
3 credits

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*
2 credits

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
3 credits

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
4 credits

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
4 credits

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.


Second Year

Fall Semester – 2nd Year
3 courses / 8 credit hours

INMT 2303 – Pumps, Compressors, & Mechanical Drives
3 credits

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
3 credits

Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current.

QCTC 1243 Quality Assurance*
2 credits

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)
4 credits

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
3 credits

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

ATMA Curriculum & Pathway

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Students interested in attending the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy program should complete the “Apply Now” section of our website.

Students may also contact the Alamo Academies at (210) 485-0811.