ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

The Advanced Manufacturing program is designed to prepare students for the modern manufacturing environment. This program will prepare you for employment with companies that have implemented team oriented design, production, quality, and maintenance systems within the manufacturing environment.

American manufacturers are becoming increasingly dependent upon the use of high-tech equipment that involves multiple, integrated systems. It is critical that these companies be able to recruit and employ individuals who know how to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain this high-tech equipment.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Advanced Manufacturing program is to introduce students to a broad range of technical/automation skills that provide a broad, practical education that prepares students for the modern manufacturing environment. This program prepares students for employment with companies that have implemented team oriented design, production, safety, quality, and maintenance systems within the manufacturing environment.

Certificates:

Certificate - Manufacturing Operations (18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Completion leads to taking the MSSC Certified Production Technician certification exam and/or Green Manufacturing Certification Level I certification exam, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Certificate - Mechatronics Certification Level I (18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Completion leads to taking the MSSC Certified Production Technician Certification exam, and/or Siemens Mechatronics Level I certification exam, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Certificate - Supply Chain Management/Logistics (24 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Technical certificate in Advanced Manufacturing (31 credit hours = 2 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Online Degrees and Certificates:

Certificate - Supply Chain Management/Logistics (24 credit hours = 2 semesters)

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NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Advanced Manufacturing program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington

Technical Certificate offered in Advanced Manufacturing at the Bloomington campus.

Kirk Barnes, Professor
Dean of the School of Technology, Applied Science & Engineering Technology
kbarnes@ivytech.edu
(812) 330-6050

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Mike Formato
Program Chair
mformato@ivytech.edu
(317)921-4534
Columbus
East Central (Anderson, Muncie)
Contact:

Joyce Wilkerson
1-800-589-8324 ext. 1337
jwilkers@ivytech.edu

Kokomo (Kokomo)
Contact

Kokomo
Ron Thibos, program chair
800-459-0561, ext. 560

Rodni Lytle, dean, school of technology
765-457-0858, ext. 545

Nathan McClain, advanced manufacturing faculty
800-459-0561, ext. 559

Lafayette (Lafayette)
Contact
Michael Ulmer
Program Chair, Advanced Manufacturing
(765) 269-5149

Advanced Manufacturing Brochure (PDF)
North Central (South Bend, Warsaw)

For more information contact Ben Lagadon at 574-289-7001, ext. 5381 or plagadon@ivytech.edu.

Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact
Deb Pitzer, Department Chair
260-480-2022
dpitzer@ivytech.edu

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Valparaiso)
Advanced Manufacturing Program Chair

   Valentina Petreska
   Valpo Campus

   (219)476-4700

Advanced Manufacturing Student Academic Plan for 2011-12

Richmond (Connersville, Richmond)
Contact:

Jim Stokes
Industrial Technology/Advanced Manufacturing Department Chair
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 4017  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 4017
Fax: 765-966-1654
jstokes@ivytech.edu
www.ivytech.edu/richmond

Randall W. Roettger
Industrial Technology/Advanced Manufacturing Technology Instructor
Ivy Tech Community College - Richhmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext 4115  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 4115
Fax: 765-966-1654
rroettger@ivytech.edu
www.ivytech.edu/richmond

Southeast (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
School of Technology - Advanced Manufacturing
MADISON

590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

George Tackett
(812) 265-2580 Ext. 4187
(800) 403-2190 Ext. 4187
gtackett@ivytech.edu

LAWRENCEBURG

50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

George Batta
(812) 537-4010 Ext. 7222
(800) 715-1058 Ext. 7222
mprobst@ivytech.edu

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
School of Technology

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CONTACTS

Victoria Montgomery
Faculty Support Secretary 
812 246.3301 ext 4143

Lonnie Lewellen 
Dean School of Technology
812 246.3301 ext  4182

John Harris
Instructor in Advanced Manufacturing
812.246.3301, 4701

Roy Long
Professor/Department Chair in Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
812.246.3301, 4702

Southwest (Evansville)
Advanced Manufacturing Program Summary

For more information, please contact Donna Zimmerman, Program Chair, at (812) 429-1468.
Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

Regional Degree Offerings:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Manufacturing Design
  • Production Technology
  • Manufacturing Operations


Contact:

David Will, Dean
School of Technology
812-298-2406
dwill5@ivytech.edu

  • Manufacturing Controls Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer Technician
  • Robotics/Automation Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • CNC Machinist
  • Production Supervisor
  • Machine Operator/Production worker

To learn more about careers and salaries in this field, check out the Career Pathway.