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Advanced Manufacturing Technology

What is Advanced Manufacturing?

Advanced Manufacturing is manufacturing for the 21st century. Just about everything you touch in a day was produced using automated manufacturing processes. Students who complete the Advanced Manufacturing program gain foundation skills in manual and automated machining, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, fabrication and welding, basic electronics, and robotics.

Our jack-of-all-trades graduates can find employment in almost any modern manufacturing plant as electro-mechanical technicians, industrial maintenance technicians or industrial machine mechanics.

To contact the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Department


(928) 717-7777


The Advanced Manufacturing degree is designed to teach students marketable skills in high tech automated manufacturing processes that incorporate innovative technologies to improve production of products from design to manufacturing stages.

Note: Freeport McMoRan, Inc. sponsors a mining program designed to prepare students for direct employment in the mining industry. There are special admission requirements for this program. Contact 928.776.2002 for details.

Short Term Certificates

The Industrial Machine Mechanic Certificate is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level career in plant machinery installation, maintenance, and fabrication.

The Hydro Utility Tech Certificate prepares individuals to function as effective technicians in both private and public areas such as water processing and control, fluid waste management, water treatment maintenance, and irrigation maintenance systems.

The Machine Fabrication Tech Certificate provides the skills to perform fabrication work including gas welding and cutting, SMAW welding (Arc), GMAW welding (wire), welding fabrication, and machining work in the fabrication and repair of industrial machinery.

The Mechanic Assistant Certificate is designed to provide the basic mechanical skills needed for employment as a mechanic assistant within the mechanical trades. Includes use of hand tools, power tools and shop equipment, basic mechanical principles, basic arc and gas welding, computer basics, rigging, and basic hydraulics and pneumatics.

Additional Program Information

Start at Yavapai College - Finish at the university of your choice

We are dedicated to helping students get started at Yavapai College and transfer into the university program that will fit their goals. Through our transfer partnerships and tools we can help you prepare for your next steps. 

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