NHTI Launches Two New Associate Degree Programs

Advanced Manufacturing Process Technology and Civil Engineering Technology

CONCORD — Drawing upon its background as New Hampshire’s first and foremost pre-engineering school, and furthering its commitment to the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), NHTI, Concord’s Community College, is introducing two new Associate Degree programs in Fall 2014: Advanced Manufacturing Process Technology (AMPT) and Civil Engineering Technology (CET).

The AMPT program is designed to give the student a solid foundation in the manufacturing processes related to traditional machine tools and CNC automated machining centers.  There are five major interrelated areas of study: shop and tool room mathematics; interpretation and understanding of engineering drawings; knowledge of machine tool processes and the basic machine tools:  lathe, milling machine, and grinder; CNC programming: mills and lathes; and CNC machine operation.

Students learn the basic theory of the manufacturing processes related to machine tools in the classroom, and apply that theory on industry grade equipment in the laboratory to gain the experience necessary for employment.  The manufacturing processes major field courses all contain several hours of lab time in the machine shop and/or the CNC lab.  Graduates will have the foundation necessary to find employment in industry in positions such as machine operator, entry level machinist, entry level tool maker, CNC machine operator, and/or CNC programmer.

For further information contact Robert Arredondo at (603) 271-6484 x 4105.

The CET program responds to employer needs for graduates who can function effectively in the areas of design and maintenance of highway infrastructure and bridges, as well as structural, civil, environmental, sustainability, and an array of other construction jobs requiring specific training and education in civil engineering.  This program will be of interest to individuals considering jobs in the civil engineering, construction management, surveying, and environmental engineering fields.  In addition, the program provides a solid background for students seeking to transfer into baccalaureate institutions with programs like civil engineering, environmental engineering, surveying, construction management, and fire safety.

As Civil Engineering Technology majors, students will learn to solve design and engineering problems by utilizing skills learned in engineering, mathematics, physics courses.  General education courses such as English, economics and ethics provide additional skills and knowledge required to address both technical and workplace issues.  The CET program culminates in a capstone project or independent study utilizing a wide spectrum of STEM skills.

Although the new CET program is not yet accredited, NHTI plans to seek ETAC of ABET accreditation for the program as soon as possible.

For further information contact Liaquat Khan at (603) 271-6484 x 4221.

NHTI, Concord’s Community College, is a fully accredited, public community college serving students, businesses and the community by providing excellent academic, technical and professional education.  NHTI offers over 65 academic programs to more than 4,500 students.  NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire.