Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5881
CIP Code: 15.0000
Digital Manufacturing technologists use principles and theories of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to solve technical problems in today’s manufacturing environments. An engineering technician, today, will combine fundamental principles of mechanical engineering technology, digital technology, and computer automation knowledge utilizing electrical and electronic circuits to design, develop, test, and manufacture systems.
Advanced digital manufacturing, typically called 3D printing, is expanding new dimensions found in traditional manufacturing settings. Increasingly our high-technology economy is dependent on having a supply of qualified and skilled “digital workers” who possess skills in computer-based design/simulation, electronics, programming, mechanics, 3D printing, and manufacturing automation to develop and maintain advanced digital-based manufacturing systems used in business and today’s industry.
This program prepares students to work as applied digital technologists in industries where manufacturing process utilize systems of control and automation in manufacturing. Graduates of the Additive Digital Manufacturing program may develop and test industrial process control systems, supervise the building and testing of prototypes including 3D printing, supervise and conduct the installation and operation of automated machine systems, and work in the rapidly growing IoT (Internet of Everything) field. Graduates will be able to calibrate and control automated machine cells, assist in applied research under the direction of scientists and engineers, and set up and operate specialized diagnostic equipment in order to test, trouble shoot, and analyze performance.
The program has an emphasis on communication, leadership, project management, and digital manufacturing ecosystems.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
Select 3 credits
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete
Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning
Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025 and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041
Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goals 7-10: Theme Goals
Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
Goal 8: Global Perspectives
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Goal 10: People and the Environment
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 220.127.116.11
The following courses are offered both at Century College and through consortium colleges within Minnesota State: CMAE 1514 , CMAE 1518 , CMAE 1522 , CMAE 1526 , RNEW 1507 and RNEW 2543 . See 360 Center of Excellence for more information. ADM 2780 - Internship in ADM may also be completed in the Summer term.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of digital fabrication techniques and methods used in prototype and manufacturing.
- Create prototypes using digital fabrication techniques.
- Effectively use electronic diagnostic instrumentation.
- Develop technical specifications, detail and assembly schematics, and diagrams for machine automation & controls.
- Design and construct integrated computer controlled electrical, mechanical, and fluid systems to achieve proper system operation.
- Apply math, science, art and technology principles to solve problems.
- Communicate effectively in both oral and written form in an industrial/engineering/additive manufacturing environment.
- Document technical information through descriptive writing, sketches/diagrams mathematical expression, computation, and graphs
- Think logically and critically.
- Accurately measure and record values using common precision measuring equipment.
- Program robots and programmable logic controllers effectively, efficiently and safely.
- Articulate professional and ethical behavior and understand the consequences of irresponsible behavior and actions.
Program Contact Information
Scott Simenson 651.779.3236 Room 1744 East
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.