Associate in Applied Science

Industrial Systems Technology: FAME - Advanced Manufacturing, A.A.S

Location Wallace and Sparks campuses

The Industrial Systems Technology- FAME - Advanced Manufacturing A.A.S Option is a specialized program tailored to prepare students for careers in Industrial Systems Maintenance within the advanced manufacturing sector. This intensive curriculum offers comprehensive training in the fundamental principles and practices crucial for success in industrial environments and requires alternative coursework in Manufacturing Core Exercises (MCEs), industrial mechanics, industrial pumps and piping systems, and advanced robotics training. 

Throughout the program, students delve deep into the intricacies of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and robotic systems commonly found in advanced manufacturing settings. Additionally, they explore key concepts in process control, instrumentation, and Programmable Logic Control (PLC) systems, ensuring they are proficient in cutting-edge technologies and methodologies. 

Upon successful completion of all required courses, students will be awarded an associate in applied science degree in Advanced Manufacturing option. This credential signifies their readiness for entry-level roles in a diverse range of industrial-related fields, empowering them to drive innovation and progress in modern manufacturing processes. 

Application Process
A FAME application and additional instructions are available at Hard copies and digital application materials may be turned in to the Associate Dean of CTE office located on the Dothan campus. Students must submit the following items: 

  • Wallace Community College online application
  • FAME application
  • Unofficial copy of High School and College transcripts
  • Unofficial or official score report from ACT or Accuplacer

Entrance Requirements

  1. Must be 18 years of age by June of the application year. FAME also accepts incumbent workers looking to change their career path and veterans who would like to work in the manufacturing industry
  2. Must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  3. Must be a US citizen or eligible for work in the US
  4. Must be college Ready (means that the applicant must be eligible to take MTH 100 and ENG 101).
    • ACT: Math Score: 18 or above and English Score: 18 or above
    • SAT: Math Score: 510 or above and English Score: 510 or above
    • Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics score of 253 or above and Accuplacer score of 5 or above
  5. Must have a desire to work in a manufacturing environment troubleshooting, installing, and maintaining equipment.
  6. Must be selected for an apprenticeship by a participating industry partner.

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