This program will build upon the competencies a student has learned in the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC). Additionally, the student will have the opportunity to specialize in one of three, requested manufacturing areas. The graduate of this degree program will simultaneously earn the CMS TCC and will be prepared to serve in a variety of manufacturing positions including supervisory level jobs. This degree is the capstone program of a Guided Pathway with an emphasis on highly technical, precision manufacturing. This program graduate will undertake required degree level General Studies courses, general manufacturing core requirements, and one of three specialized areas of precision manufacturing.
Savannah Technical College is fortunate to have several large manufacturers in our service delivery area that manufacture such products. One successful apprenticeship program with such a company is entering its third year and another group of manufacturing companies are starting a similar apprenticeship program Fall 2014. Both programs are designed using a Guided Pathway model focusing on a building-block approach of Technical Certificates of Credit, Diplomas, and Degrees. This new A.A.S in Precision Manufacturing provides an option heretofore not offered specifically aimed at manufacturing courses and competencies with three manufacturing specializations approved by stated manufacturers.