Johnson College Launches Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program

Jesse Vazquez; Richard Fornes, ‘94, Director of Innovation and Electronics Department Chair; Eric DiCanio; Steve Vidal, Adjunct for AMET; Matthew Spory; Andrew Zwanch, ’82, Sr. Director of Faculty and AMET Instructor; Matthew Sleboda, ’84, Technical Generalist and Christopher Kuehl
Johnson College has welcomed the first class of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology (AMET) students to campus. As 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. The program is designed to prepare students for the modern manufacturing environment of today. Students are exposed to all facets of advanced manufacturing including but not limited to, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, 3D printing, automation and robotics. Graduates will be prepared for entry level positions within companies that have implemented team oriented design, production, quality, and maintenance systems within the manufacturing environment. The technical courses provide graduates with a solid foundation of advanced manufacturing procedures. The combination of the general education courses and technical courses equip the graduates with the communication, mathematics, and problem solving skills necessary to perform in the modern workplace.