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Automation & Manufacturing Technology

Main Office: (575) 527-7599
Electromechanical automation and manufacturing is an evolving, high-tech field, with applications in such areas as aerospace, food processing, and the pharmaceutical industry. It offers some of the highest salaries in the industrial sector, along with ample opportunities for rapid advancement. Automation and manufacturing technicians are responsible for production operation, as well as equipment monitoring, adjustment, maintenance, and repair in both routine and emergency situations. Using modern industrial production equipment, DACC’s Automation and Manufacturing Technology program provides training for desirable entry level positions in electromechanical automated processes, as well as skills upgrading for those already working in the field. The program encourages the development of problem-solving skills, enabling students to adapt quickly to rapidly changing conditions brought on by automation and new technologies. The program is based on skills standards established for the high-tech manufacturing industry by the American Electronics Association’s Workforce Skills Project, among others. Students learn systems interfacing and automation using digital control circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and computer-controlled interfaces. Hands-on preventive and corrective maintenance procedures are taught in modern laboratory facilities using the same state-of-the-art, automated production equipment found in the manufacturing industry.

Automation and Manufacturing Technology

The curriculum includes first-year DC, AC, digital logic, and solid-state electronic-circuit analysis courses from the Electronics Technology program.
Graduates of the Automation and Manufacturing Technology program are prepared to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot automated systems which may include electromechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, ultrahigh-vacuum, and Power-RF plasma subsystems.
•  Automation and Manufacturing Technology (Associate of Applied Science)
•  Automation and Manufacturing Technology (Certificate of Completion) 
•  Basic Manufacturing and Bridge (Certificate of Completion)
         Certificate:
         Basic Manufacturing and Bridge Program (18 credits)
         Technical Requirements 18 credits
         ELT 105 Basic Electricity and Electronics   3 credits
         MAT 105 Introduction to Manufacturing    3 credits
         MAT 106 Applied Manufacturing Practices  3 credits
         MAT 108 Metrology, Safety and Quality Control for Manufacturing  3 credits
         MAT 110 Machine Operation and Safety   3 credits
         MAT 115 Print Reading for Industry         3 credits

Contact Information

Contact any of our professional faculty and staff for more information and advising.
Luis Meza - (575) 527-7564 - lmeza@dacc.nmsu.edu 
Marco Garay - (575) 527-7719 - mgaray@dacc.nmsu.edu 
Tim Briggs - (575) 527-7591 - tbriggs@dacc.nmsu.edu

Course Descriptions:

For course descriptions on any of our program classes, please go to the link(s) below that correspond to your field of study. 

Aerospace Technology – http://catalog.nmsu.edu/aert
Automation & Manufacturing Tech. - http://catalog.nmsu.edu/mat
Automotive Technology - http://catalog.nmsu.edu/auto
Building Construction Technology - http://catalog.nmsu.edu/bct
Creative Media Technology - http://catalog.nmsu.edu/cmt
Drafting and Design Technology - http://catalog.nmsu.edu/drft
Electronics Technology - http://catalog.nmsu.edu/elt
Environmental & Energy Technology - http://catalog.nmsu.edu/tcen
HVAC - http://catalog.nmsu.edu/hvac
Water Technology – http://catalog.nmsu.edu/watr
Welding Technology - http://catalog.nmsu.edu/weld