Advanced Manufacturing Fundamentals

Career Studies Certificates

Code: 221-990-48

General Information

The Advanced Manufacturing Fundamentals Career Studies is a response to nontraditional, short-term program education needs of many adults. Many of the courses are offered during evening hours so that it is possible for an individual to earn a certificate while remaining employed. Career Studies Certificates require between nine (9) and twenty-nine (29) semester credit hours. While some Career Studies Certificates are related to Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree programs, others are self-contained.

The DSLCC Continuing Education and Workforce Services Division provides Career Studies Certificates which are not related to associate degree programs. These programs are designed to provide students with specific work-related skills. The College works with local employers to design programs which will lead to employment in local businesses and industries.

The Career Studies Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Fundamentals includes nine (9) courses on topics that include technical skills, computer applications, technical mathematics and an introduction of principle concepts of technology in the manufacturing environment.

Program Requirements

Advanced Manufacturing Fundamentals – CSC – (  PDF) Program Information sheet



Classes are held on the main campus in Clifton Forge and a variety of other locations, including the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center (RRC) in Buena Vista. Facilities include classrooms, program-specific lab spaces, computer labs, offices and spaces used for student activities, student support services and a wide variety of resources to support student learning.

Formats for the delivery of many general classes include traditional lecture, compressed video, web-enhanced instruction, and independent study. For the successful completion of most courses, students are expected to attend classes, participate in labs and/or complete assignments that require additional study outside of scheduled class times. Some courses are available on an independent-study basis.

Some courses are offered every semester while others are only scheduled in the fall or spring semester or one of the college’s summer sessions. It is important to discuss academic and career plans with an academic advisor who can assist in the development of a pathway that meets each student’s needs and addresses the scheduling of courses by the college. This will assist the student in achieving their goal of completing all requirements for graduation.

Tools, Equipment and Supplies

No special tools or equipment are required for this program. Some instructors use technology to minimize the use of paper. If a student wishes to produce hard copies of documents (possible hand-outs or extra notes not provided by the instructor, then he/she will need to include the cost of purchasing paper and printing copies as part of his/her budget.

Most students purchase items routinely used for class, such as pens, pencils notebooks, calculators, etc. which may be purchased through the DSLCC Bookstore or another location.

Students are not required to purchase a computer, but most instructors will assign work for students to complete that requires the use of a personal desktop or laptop computer with internet access. It is very likely that some assignments will be made requiring students to work outside of regularly scheduled class times. Students may use computer labs on the main campus and at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center during regular business hours; however, due to some deadlines and personal schedules, students should expect situations in which they must complete work and/or submit assignments on their own time outside of college hours and should plan accordingly.


From contractual concept and design to assembly: Anywhere and Everywhere…

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.; Wisconsin

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies; Pennsylvania

Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Utah


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