Advanced Manufacturing Technology


Code: 722

General Information

This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions and/or advance in companies employing advanced manufacturing technologies. Job responsibilities may involve fabricating, installing, upgrading, operating, testing, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, or selling advanced manufacturing systems. Examples of job titles for graduates may include maintenance technician, automated machine technician, process technician, packaging systems operator, manufacturing control specialist, automation equipment installer and field service technician.

The College offers a state-of-the-art training lab for students enrolled in AMT courses. This facility, known as the Virginia Packaging Applications Center (VAPAC), allows students to have extensive, hands-on skills practice.

Program Requirements

Advanced Manufacturing Technology – Certificate – ( 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.

Employment Outlook

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

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