Purpose: This program is designed to develop multi-skilled technicians and technologists with skills in the complete manufacturing process and emerging technologies of advanced materials, digital manufacturing and advanced sensors. Graduates will be able to perform on a team of researchers, engineers, technicians and trades craftsmen in the advanced manufacturing environment, developing new technology applications for the future of manufacturing on the Virginia Peninsula.
Admission Requirements: Students who complete the first semester prerequisite courses with a GPA determined by the AIM Advisory Board and earn a “C” or better in each course, will be eligible to apply for acceptance into the AIM cohort. Faculty recommendations will be utilized in the selection process and a satisfactory background check will also be included so that students will be eligible for participation in co-op and internship requirements.
Students will be eligible to apply for acceptance to an AIM cohort for one year following completion of the prerequisite courses, all courses must have been completed within the past three (3) years.
Special Notes: Upon completion of the program, students must be able to demonstrate the following:
Demonstrate metals manufacturing competency in the design, development and manufacture of varied and complex projects, equipment, prototypes, and test equipment.
Demonstrate the utilization of an extensive range of materials and innovative processes for the design, buildup, adaptation, and modification of composite components and structures.
Utilize advanced measurement systems for measurement, verification, process control, and similar technology functions to verify accuracy of hardware fabrication; apply reverse engineering capability to replicate parts using additive manufacturing processes.
Utilize electronics, PLC’s, robotics, instrumentation in manufacturing applications to integrate and troubleshoot systems.
Integrate and apply current manufacturing technologies in composites, metals, electronics, and measurement and adapt them to emerging technologies.
For more information, contact the Science, Engineering and Technology Division at (757) 825-2898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.