Precision Manufacturing Associate of Applied Science Degree

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

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.

According to Savannah 2014 Economic Trends, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, January 2014, the Savannah metro area (Savannah Technical College’s service delivery area) showed manufacturing resilience and strength in 2013. Companies are hiring, production has increased, and the area shows great potential for foreign manufacturing investment as indicated by the recent ground-breaking for an Israeli manufacturer. Local manufacturers created approximately 17.4% (Gross Domestic Product) of the area’s economic output; this represents 245 firms employing 15,248 workers in 2012. According to the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, The National Outlook for 2014 depicts good job growth for manufacturers, especially with durable goods which includes fabricated metal products and machinery.

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.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER® or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.

ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 64, Sentence Skills 70, Elementary Algebra 57

COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 79, Writing 62, Algebra 37