Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory

The Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML) program certifies graduates to compete in Colorado's resurgent and fast-paced Manufacturing sector, in industries ranging from production assembly to precision machining, metal fabrication, commercial and medical plastics, composites, aerospace, electronics, and renewable energy. The program provides extensive interaction with industry experts, classroom theory, workplace ethics and behavior, as well as lots of hands-on lab time with technologically advanced machinery. The skills learned are universally transferrable to a variety of employers and are based on the nationally recognized Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Body of Knowledge.

Manufacturing is a growing industry that fosters creativity and innovation. The use of computers for design, machining, and automation has revolutionized the industry. Advanced Manufacturing improves the performance of the manufacturing industry through technologically advanced manufacturing processes and systems. Our nation’s prosperity depends on a strong manufacturing industry.

The Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory certificate program provides an introduction to the manufacturing industry, and prepares students with the knowledge and skills for entry-level employment. Earning the certificate will enhance the competitiveness, technical knowledge, and resulting working efficiency of our students. Graduates of the program can pursue jobs as machinists, cell leaders, precision machining technicians, engineering assistants, manufacturing specialists, and prototype.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • 1,000 sq ft dedicated laboratory
  • CNC Work Center
  • CNC Mill - Intelitek BenchMill 6000
  • CNC Lathe - Intelitek BenchTurn 7000
  • CNC Robot - Intelitek SCOIRBOT-ER 9Pro
  • FMS System Management Station
  • 3D Printing Work Center
  • MakerBot Replicator Z-18 (1x)
  • MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation (4x)
  • MakerBot Replicator Mini (1x)
  • MakerBot Digitizer - 3D Scanner
  • 3D Systems ProJet 260C
  • Stratasys Objet-30 Scholar

2017-2018 Program Start Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. Internship may extend beyond program end date.

Part-Time (M-Th, 12–4 p.m.)

Program Cost

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Earning Potential

Based on Colorado Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Entry Level
Hourly: $11.93
Annual: $24,802

Hourly: $37.92
Annual: $78,835

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Assembler
  • Machinist
  • Production Planner
  • Quality Inspector
  • Material & Inventory Control Coordinator
  • Maintenance & Setup Technician
  • Warehouse Clerk
  • Buyer
  • Estimator


In what types of industries might I work?

  • Computers/Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fabricated Materials
  • CNC Machining
  • Assembly & Distribution
  • Specialized Manufacturing
  • Petroleum
  • Fiberglass Composites
  • Renewable Energy