This program is not currently accepting new students.
The NHTI Advanced Manufacturing Process Technology program (AMPT) gives you a solid foundation of the manufacturing processes related to traditional machine tools and CNC automated machining centers. There are five major interrelated areas of study:
- Application of shop and tool room mathematics
- Interpretation and understanding of engineering drawings
- Knowledge of machine tools and processes: lathe, milling machine, grinder
- CNC programming: mills and lathes
- CNC machine operation
The manufacturing processes major field courses contain several hours of lab time in the machine shop and/or the CNC lab.
Additional topics are material property information, heat treatment processes, cutting tool material use and selection, computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, an in-depth study of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), advanced metrology, machine setups, jig and fixture design, and high-tolerance machining, with an overall emphasis on tool-making for student lab projects.
Upon graduation, you’ll have the foundation necessary for positions such as machine operator, entry-level machinist, entry-level tool maker, CNC machine operator, and/or CNC programmer.
Specific Admissions Requirements
Required: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Grades of C or better in high school Algebra I and Geometry are required.
Recommended: Successful completion of high school courses in trigonometry, engineering drawing, drafting, or CAD; a mechanical aptitude with various hand and/or power tools; basic computer skills
Careers in advanced manufacturing are high-quality, middle class jobs. Today’s manufacturing employees earn higher wages and receive more generous benefits than many other working Americans. A recent study of N.H. employers identified a shortage of technician-level manufacturing production workers. As the aging workforce retires, there will be a skills gap you can fill to support the growth of advanced manufacturing in N.H. as well as the overall health of the state economy.
Over the past two decades, N.H.’s manufacturing economy has been moving from manual mill work toward automated, smart manufacturing. The technology infusion and high productivity demand a safe and sustainable manufacturing workforce. This requires individuals with professionalism, applied science, technology, math, and engineering skills, as well as knowledge of manufacturing principles – all of which you will receive with your NHTI education.