Bring your thinking and technical talents.

Take control of your future.

Today’s manufacturing facilities and machinist shops rely on advanced manufacturing technology—advanced design software, programming skills, and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines—to create high quality components. CNC programmers develop and input codes into a computer system that precisely guides lathes, turning centers, mills, routers and other machines. It’s detailed work, that requires excellent technical skills and a passion for perfection.

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FAQ'S

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

General Requirements

A general education core is required for all Associate and Bachelor degrees. All graduates must meet the general education requirements established by each academic program.

College Success Strategies (COL111A) or College Success Online (COL112) is required for all first-time freshmen and all online students enrolled in a certificate or degree program. This course will inform students of campus services, policies and procedures, and address learning styles and study strategies.

Many of the courses and programs at Baker College are offered in an online delivery format. See Online Programs. Contact your campus Academic / Administrative Office for details about online courses.

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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Associate Degree from Baker College

Advanced Manufacturing TechnologyAssociate of Applied Science

Bring your thinking and technical talents.

Take control of your future.

Today’s manufacturing facilities and machinist shops rely on advanced manufacturing technology—advanced design software, programming skills, and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines—to create high quality components. CNC programmers develop and input codes into a computer system that precisely guides lathes, turning centers, mills, routers and other machines. It’s detailed work, that requires excellent technical skills and a passion for perfection.

Discover Your Future Advanced Manufacturing Technology Career

Career Facts

$45,920

Median salary for CNC Machine Tool Prgmr.

7%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$54,040

Median salary for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

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Overview

Baker’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology program combines the fundamentals of CNC machinery with advanced skills in CNC programming.

After you master the CNC technology used to control the equipment, you learn to program the software used to manufacture each component, including Mastercam, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks. Your classes are small, and taught by industry professionals, giving you practical, supervised experience writing actual CNC programs and working with different types of programs and machines.

As a graduate, you’ll be ready to apply your advanced manufacturing technology skills in an entry-level position in in almost any manufacturing facility.

Course Information
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Major65 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
AMT 191
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides understanding and interpretation of modern industrial blueprints.

Corequisite(s):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental essential math concepts or placement exam.
Blueprint Reading for Industry4
AMT 299
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the completion of a term-long project that will follow all phases of the manufacturing process. Material, processes, machining, CNC programming, cost and teamwork will factor into the final product.

Prerequisite(s):
CAD 121, CAD 131, CAD 201, CAD 236A, CNC 201.
Advanced Manufacturing Capstone Project4
CAD 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the use of the computer in the creation of drawings in place of traditional drafting methods. Students will create and edit drawings using CAD software.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 101, INF 091 or computer fundamentals.
Computer Aided Drafting I (CAD I)4
CAD 131
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to manufacturing equipment, processes, and related topics.

Introduction to Manufacturing4
CAD 141
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4 Quarter Hours

Surveys the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of metals, plastics, and ceramics as well as processes commonly used by the manufacturing industry.

Industrial Materials and Processes4
CAD 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Applies standards of ANSI Y14.5M to the design function to assure clear and accurate dimensioning and tolerancing of form and position through related calculations and symbology.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 101 or MST 211 or QI 221.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing4
CNC 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an introduction to measurement instruments used in manufacturing settings. Addresses Scales, Calipers, Micrometers, Johansson Blocks, Gauges, and Angular Measurement.

Corequisite(s):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental essential math concepts or placement exam, AMT 191.
Basic Gauges and Measurements4
CNC 121A
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an introduction CNC theory and practice in manufacturing settings. Addresses basic machining theory and introduction to the use of common tools and techniques in manufacturing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Machining Theory and Methods4
CNC 131
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an introduction to industrial used as references in manufacturing settings. Addresses geometric dimensioning and tolerancing as prescribed standard, including symbols, terminology, and rules.

Corequisite(s):
CNC 121.
Precision Machining Methods4
CNC 141
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an introduction to CNC Theory and Operation in manufacturing settings. Addresses feeds, speeds, tools, inserts programming, and sub programs for CNC machining.

Prerequisite(s):
CNC 131.
CNC Theory and Operation4
CNC 151
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to identify and interpret G-codes and M-codes and develop basic programs for CNC operation. Students learn to produce parts and assemblies using CNC machining and to apply troubleshooting techniques to improve or modify CNC programs.

Corequisite(s):
CNC 141.
CNC Programming4
EGR 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Surveys the use of drafting instruments and computers to generate the necessary geometry for design, analysis, and manufacturing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Engineering Graphics4
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
WRKTC 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour minimum learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102 (Associate Degrees), ENG 101 (Certificates), minimum GPA 2.00.
Work Experience4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CAD 121
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the computer based drawing experience and introduces students to 3-D modeling through the use of solid modeling software. Students will develop parts in 3-D. Advanced editing and dimensioning techniques will be covered.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 101, INF 091 or basic computer skills.
3-D CAD I4
CAD 122
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4 Quarter Hours

Builds on 3-D CAD concepts introduced in CAD121 and further develops the student's ability to work with 3-D drawings.

Prerequisite(s):
CAD 121.
3-D CAD II4
CAD 236A
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8 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to SolidWorks 3D modeling software.

Prerequisite(s):
CAD 111.
SolidWorks8
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CNC 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides training in the use of the world's leading computer-aided manufacturing industry product design software. Students will learn how to use MasterCam to simulate the design and manufacture of virtual parts and tools. In the process, they will gain experience in calculating and applying geometric dimensions, applying predefined tool paths, and configuring precision manufacturing tools and machines.

Prerequisite(s):
CNC 151.
MasterCam4
CNC 202
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides training in computer-aided manufacturing design software. Students will learn how to use GibbsCam to simulate the design and manufacture of virtual parts and tools. In the process, they will gain experience in calculating and applying geometric dimensions, applying predefined tool paths, and configuring precision manufacturing tools and machines.

GibbsCAM4
General Education Requirements28 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
INF 113
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to beginning electronic spreadsheet terminology, concepts, and applications. Students will gain the ability to enter/edit, save/retrieve files, format, and print spreadsheets and reports. Students are also introduced to basic formula development.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Electronic Spreadsheets2
INF 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
MTH 108
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4 Quarter Hours

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
College Mathematics I: Reasoning and Application4
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
WRI 115
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Workplace Communication4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 93

Program Description

Manufacturing in America relies increasingly on advanced design software and programming skills that were unknown to past generations of machinists. In the first year of this two-part degree program, students gain the essential Computer Numerical Control (CNC) knowledge and experience needed to operate today's technologically advanced manufacturing lathes, turning centers, mills, routers, and other machines. The second year of this program provides advanced software training in Mastercam, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks, preparing students to design new products and write the CNC programs to manufacture them. Graduates of this well-rounded program can anticipate many opportunities in 21st century manufacturing careers.

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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