Community College of Baltimore County to launch new-age manufacturing program

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Authored by: Sara Salinas, Baltimore Business Journal

The Community College of Baltimore County is set to train a new generation of manufacturers.

CCBC in the fall will offer an associates degree in design, fabrication and advanced manufacturing. The program is intended to build upon the creative and technology-centric momentum surrounding the manufacturing industry. The 60-credit degree will include courses on digital design, rapid prototyping, production, computer-aided machining, 21st-century manufacturing strategy and technology commercialization.

“The manufacturing industry has changed, and the image has changed, but not with the public,” said Ken Burch, director of CCBC’s Technology and Innovation in Manufacturing and Engineering Center. “We thought it was a good time to get a program started.”

Burch said as the industry changes, manufacturers are focused on three new-age skills: computer-assisted drafting and design; prototyping (making models of what you’ve designed); and computer-assisted manufacturing. The degree, he said, will combine the three and earn CCBC graduates a leg-up in the manufacturing industry.

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