Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing


Advanced Manufacturing
Instructor: Kevin O'Connell
koconnell@orangesouthwest.org
802-728-9595 X427

Manufacturing in the United States – and the world – has changed rapidly over the past decade as machines and computers have taken over jobs and responsibilities traditionally held by workers. The Advanced Manufacturing Program focuses on helping students understand and succeed in this rapidly changing sector of the world economy by teaching them critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork skills as they learn how to test, evaluate, report on, and design manufacturing programs and solutions for a wide ranges of industries. The program teaches both basic and advanced foundational skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related areas such as as machining, welding, fabrication, 3-D printing and design, CNC (Computer Numerical Control), C.A.D. (Computer Aided Design), and Robotics. Students may take Advanced Manufacturing as a lead-in to other RTCC programs, or as a standalone program designed to prepare them for college or a career.

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students will be trained and assessed in accordance with Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs). For more information on Proficiency Based Learning, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website at: education.vermont.gov

Career Opportunities Include:
Machining
Engineering
Industrial Sales
Tig Welding
Welding/Fabrication
Electricians

Average Salaries for Advanced Manufacturing grads:
Machinist - $39,200
Engineer - $68,200
Electrician - $52,000
Welder/Fabricator - $38,500
Tig Welder - $42,400
Industrial Sales - $45,400

Community Partners / Employers:
GW Plastics
ARA
LED Dynamics
Hypotherm
Vermont Tech
Clinton Community College
NHTI