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Applied Technology - Advanced Processes

Applied Technology - Advanced Processes

A product is the sum of its parts just like manufacturing is the sum of many advanced processes, including computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and computer numerical control. And in Macomb’s Advanced Processes program you will learn how to expertly use all of them, and more, on projects that require ever-advancing levels of skill and knowledge.      

In Macomb’s Advanced Processes labs, you will learn about feeds, speeds, fixturing, art-to-part, lathe programming, grinding, machining, modeling, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering and more.  And your skills will be honed using the best machines, machine tools, fittings and software in the field, including HAAS, Belmont, Bridgeport, Accutex, Dimension, Faro, CimatronE, MastercamX, Artcam, Rapidform, Catia and Solidworks.


Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Applied Technology - Advanced Processes

  1. Access to job placement through Career Services
  2. Learn on state-of-the-art CAD, CAM and CNC equipment
  3. Work on exciting manufacturing projects like building a 1923 Ford T Bucket

Career Opportunities in Applied Technology - Advanced Processes

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Applied Technology, you will be qualified for a variety of positions in tool and die making, drafting and design, machining, metal modeling, mold making- plastic and die cast, sheet metal and structural fabricating and wood model-patternmaking.

With a Certificate in CNC Machining or Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) you will be qualified for positions in drafting and mechanical design, machine repair, model/pattern making, robotics, sheet metal fabricating, tool and die making and as a CAM technologist or CNC machinist.

Transfer Pathways

Credits earned in Macomb’s Applied Technology Advanced Processes program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and may be applied to a bachelor’s degree program.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about the Advanced Processes program?

For more information, contact the Applied Technology Department, 586.445.7438, or the Applied Technology Advanced Processes program advisor, Professor Gary Walters, 586.445.7343.

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