Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Degree Description

Advanced Manufacturing is growing at a rapid pace. According to Deloitte, in the next decade, an anticipated 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed. Furthermore, it is estimated that 2 million of these jobs will go unfilled due to the “skills gap.”  In order to prepare students for the advanced, high-tech manufacturing careers that await them, Hocking College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Program has the solution!

Students will engage in the fundamentals of manufacturing and design and be exposed to the exact equipment utilized in industry today. The program will be centered around robotics and automation and emulate real-world advanced manufacturing processes.


In addition to earning an Associate of Applied Science degree, students have the opportunity to earn stackable industry credentials in the areas of: Industrial Robotics (FANUC), Programmable Logic Controllers/PLCs (Allen-Bradley) and Fluid Power (Parker Hannifin).

Hocking College has established partnerships with industry employers. These partnerships will help the program stay ahead of industry trends, and give students a possible career path upon graduation.


Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:


$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services

Not included in the All-Inclusive Pricing

$53......Parking (Not included in All Inclusive Pricing)

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Hocking College Institutional Learning Outcomes

1) Demonstrate sound critical thinking, information literacy and technological competency in the production of academic writing and presentations

2) Apply the methods of mathematical, statistical or analytical reasoning to critically evaluate data, solve problems and effectively communicate findings.

3) Demonstrate an awareness of the social, political and economic forces which shape individuals, institutions and communities in the modern world.

4)Understand social justice and the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world past and present and come to an informed sense of self and others.

5)Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge in the natural sciences based on theory and laboratory skills.

6) Cultivate ethical values, personal wellness and personal learning strategies in the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit.

7) Integrate content material to application in the workforce and apply discipline specific knowledge and skills to successfully transfer or effectively meet the expectations of internships, workplace, volunteerism and/or entrepreneurship endeavors.

8) Utilize the ethical and professional application of current information technology and tools effectively.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies degree program:

  • Perform advanced, routine functions utilizing programmable logic controls across a variety of manufacturing applications.  
  • The program, interface and troubleshoot systems controlled by programmable logic controllers.
  • Perform a variety of tasks utilizing robotics and automation.
  • Program and operate industrial robotic systems and apply automation concepts to advanced robotics applications.   
  • Recognize quality assurance and control measures that ensure customer expectations are met through every manufacturing process.   
  • Follow required mechanical, electrical and environmental safety procedures.  
  • Analyze and troubleshoot electro-mechanical and fluid power systems.
  • Design components and assemblies using CAD software and leverage 3D modeling to fabricate prototypes.  
  • Identify and perform in a variety of process models, understanding capacity, resource efficiency.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies program is a new program starting in Fall 2020. Program outcome data will be available in Spring 2021.

In January 2020, Hocking College became one of 35 other secondary schools to be awarded a Choose Ohio First grant.

The grant — worth $65,600 — from the Ohio Department of Higher Education will fund scholarships for students joining the college’s Data Analytics and Cybersecurity and Networking programs.

The grant allows for one scholarship each worth more than $2,700 for both programs for the next five years.

The scholarships are available to Ohio residents applying or transferring to Hocking College or changing their major to one of the two Computer Sciences programs.

Click here to begin your application.

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