Contact Information

Contact Information
Division
Business and Technology
Dean
Amy Schulz
Associate Deans
Jill Alcorn, Darlene Jackson
Location
Division Office
B 3, Rocklin Campus

Gain hands-on skills to design, build and manufacture in the Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining courses held in our state-of-the-art machining center. This program is affiliated with Gene Haas Foundation of Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world.

Learn the latest technologies and get exposure to the entire spectrum of manufacturing. Delve into computer modeling and creation. Design for technology applications on our brand-new Haas machines.

Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Committee

  • Roy Van Meter, TechnipFMC, Shingle Springs
  • Dan Frank, Rocklin High School, Rocklin
  • Shane Poole, Precision Fluid Controls, Rocklin
  • Justin Carpenter, Springboard, Rancho Corodva
  • Time Rice, Microform Precision, Sacramento
  • Brian Roe, Roemotion Inc., Loomis
  • Steve Prescott, Oasis Precision, Rocklin
  • Tim Rickett, Kratos Defense, Sacramento
  • Tim Rice, Micro Form Precision, Sacramento
  • Tony Pinder, Oasis Precision, Rocklin
  • Mark Dause, Kratos Defense, Sacramento
  • Justin Carpenter, El Dorado Molds/Springboard, Rancho Cordova
  • Herman Kaiser, Business Owner, Murphys
  • Andy Baczynski, AB CNC, Rocklin
  • Justin Coyle, Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley
  • Scott Seacrest, Lincoln High School, Lincoln
  • Clancy Cochran, Oasis Precision, Rocklin
  • Matt Longo, Industry Professional, Rancho Cordova
  • Austin Wilkinson, TechnipFMC, Shingle Springs
  • Robert Greene, John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento
  • Sonia Susac, TECMA Company, Sacramento

Degrees/Certificates

Associate Degree

Advanced Manufacturing

AS Degree

The Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing Program prepares students for C.N.C. machining and is also ideal for students who need to upgrade prior machine shop training to comply with the current needs of industry.

For the degree, students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

Required Courses:
ADVM 0062Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)2.5
ADVM 0063Design and 2-D Manufacturing of 3-D Objects2
ADVM 0064Computer-Aided 2D Design3
ADVM 0066CNC Machining Level 13
ADVM 0067CNC Machining Level 23
ADVM 0068Advanced Mill 4th and 5th Axis3
DES 0001Technical Drafting I3
DES 0003DDesign for Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing3
WELD 0001AIntroductory Welding for Metalworking2
Select 4-7 units from the following:4-7
Technical Drafting II
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Fundamentals of Mechatronics
Wire Feed Welding Processes - Career Path
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) - Career Path
Total Units28.5-31.5

Advanced Manufacturing

Certificate of Achievement

The Advanced Manufacturing certificate of achievement provides a comprehensive understanding of the skills necessary for success in the Advanced Manufacturing industry.  This program is designed to enable the student to enter industry with problem-solving skills in design, production, planning, materials handling, quality control, inspection and programming with computer-aided controls.  The student, upon the successful completion of the program, will have job–entry skill and career advancement opportunities. 

A certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses:
ADVM 0062Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)2.5
ADVM 0063Design and 2-D Manufacturing of 3-D Objects2
ADVM 0064Computer-Aided 2D Design3
ADVM 0066CNC Machining Level 13
ADVM 0067CNC Machining Level 23
ADVM 0068Advanced Mill 4th and 5th Axis3
Total Units16.5

Foundations of Modern Machining

Skills Certificate

Designed to give students modern manufacturing skills, knowledge, and abilities required to enter the workforce. Also intended for entrepreneurs seeking the fundamental skills to get started in modern manufacturing.

A certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses:
ADVM 0062Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)2.5
ADVM 0066CNC Machining Level 13
ADVM 0067CNC Machining Level 23
Total Units8.5

Courses

Understanding course descriptions

ADVM 0062. Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

Units: 2.5
Hours: 81 (27 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Introduction to CAD/CAM using Fusion 360. Covers practical on-the-job skills needed for precision machining. Students will learn skills needed to read and understand detailed drawings, create a process plan for machining parts, create 3D CAD files from 2D drawings, create 2D drawings from 3D models, plan and create CNC toolpaths and export G-code for manufacturing. (not transferable)

ADVM 0063. Design and 2-D Manufacturing of 3-D Objects

Units: 2
Hours: 72 (18 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Students will learn the basic working principles of water jet cutting, laser cutting, laser engraving, plasma cutting, CNC and manual press brake machinery. Class projects will be modeled using computer software and then cut, engraved, or formed using the appropriate manufacturing process for the job. (not transferable)

ADVM 0064. Computer-Aided 2D Design

Units: 3
Formerly known as WELD 64
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Study of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) cutting systems in the 2D world using industry standard hardware and development software. Topics include design principles, copyright, selection of materials, billing of materials and job estimating, basic G and M code commands, use of consumables, cut quality evaluation, and trouble-shooting techniques. (not transferable)

ADVM 0066. CNC Machining Level 1

Units: 3
Formerly known as WELD 66
Advisory: Completion of ADVM 62 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Intermediate course making billet aluminum parts from start to finish using HAAS CNC milling machines. Fusion 360 will be used to model and program class assignments which are then posted to HAAS machines where students will learn how to set up and operate HAAS CNC vertical machining centers. After the parts have been machined, students will use common industry measuring and inspection techniques to insure their parts are in tolerance. (not transferable)

ADVM 0067. CNC Machining Level 2

Units: 3
Formerly known as WELD 67
Prerequisite: Completion of ADVM 66 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Applications using multi-axis CNC machining. Developing complicated part geometry with Computer Aided Design (CAD), importing files, planning machine operations, and developing machine codes by Computer-Aided Machining (CAM) with multi-axis focus. Includes simulation modeling used to proof the assigned laboratory exercises and set-up for 3+2 and 4th and 5th axis operation of CNC machining centers. (not transferable)

ADVM 0068. Advanced Mill 4th and 5th Axis

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of ADVM 67 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Advanced CNC machining 4th and 5th axis Mill work. Developing complicated part geometry with Computer Aided Design (CAD), Post process CAM tool path development, planning machine operations, and developing machine codes and techniques for cost effectiveness. CNC Lathe operations. (CSU)

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Create and analyze basic CAD drawing files for use in mechanical systems
  • Evaluate an industrial process based on principles of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Identify necessary tools and describe tool offsets and part offsets for machining designed parts
  • Design programing using CAM and basic G code to machine parts on a CNC turning center and CNC milling center that meet the part specification
  • Describe and evaluate Geometric Dimensioning and tolerancing of parts from design