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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2022-2023 Catalog 
    Mar 04, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Manufacturing Systems, A.A.S.

The combination of mechanical, electrical, and electronic skillset is in great demand at start-of-the-art manufacturers today. This combination of disciplines is also known as mechatronics. The Advanced Manufacturing Systems (AMS) program provides a sequence of technical and manufacturing courses for students who are currently in, or plan to enter, today’s advanced manufacturing environment where multi-skilled workers are in high demand. This A.A.S. program is a career degree, preparing students for the workforce after graduation. However, students can opt to transfer to a four-year program rather than start a career, but should confer with advisors and transferring institutions for specific requirements.

The Industrial Technology, Certificate  is a stack-able credential that is completely compatible with this program. The Electronics Technician, Certificate  (ETC) is also a stack-able credential towards this program. The ETC does include one course (ELE 101 ), however, which is not required for the AMS program. 

Program Pathway

Fall Admission Cohort:
First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
MAT 114 Introduction to Applied Algebra 3   ENG 112 Technical Writing 3
INT 101 Introduction to Industrial Technology 3   Gen Ed  Arts/Humanities 3
ELE 110 Fundamentals of Electricity 4   PHY 112
PHY 201
Applied Physics (3 credits)
General Physics I (4 credits)
*(transfer students should take PHY 201)
INT 102 Introduction to PLCs 3   ELE 203 PLC Applications 3
ADM 201  Lean Manufacturing and Quality Assurance 2   CSC 130 Introduction to Scripting Fundamentals Using Python 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ELE 102 Analog Electronics 3   ADM 258 Advanced Motors, Machines, and Devices 3
Gen Ed Diversity 3   ELE 113 Instrumentation and Process Control 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science 3   Restricted Elective Choose from list; 1-2 credits 2
CSC 132 Introduction to C and C++ Programming 3   INT 120 Introduction to OSHA 1
EGT 150 Introduction to CNC Programming 3   ELE 158 Circuits, Schematics, and Test Equipment 3
        ELE 140 Introduction to Robotics 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15

General Education Requirements (18-19 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Science

Biological/Physical Science

Students intending to transfer should take the General Physics course.



* A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-112 

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)