Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog SVC 
2023-2024 Catalog SVC

Advanced Manufacturing and Design, BAS

Program start is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2024.


The Bachelor of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing and Design (BAS AMD) is for students wanting to expand or enhance their contributions within manufacturing operations. It includes a combination of artistic design and development of manufactured products, research on product use and materials, and the evaluation of production processes, including quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

Graduates of the program will be trained to work as leaders or managers in manufacturing and production environments. The program combines remote or in-person classroom instruction with hands-on training in a working production space designing and producing marketable products. The program does everything possible to accommodate working students. This is also an excellent path for anyone planning to start their own business manufacturing and selling a product.

Degree Option

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Design is a two-year, 90-credit career-orientated degree for those who hold an associate degree in fields such as Manufacturing, including various Industrial Technology degrees, Operations Management, Product Design and Development, or equivalent college-level credits.

The Bachelor in Advanced Manufacturing and Design program has a selective admissions process and students may only begin the program fall quarter. Prospective students must attend a program briefing to receive application materials. The choice of degree is selected at the time of application and students must attend a program briefing to receive application materials.

A Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS) degree is awarded upon completion of 90 credits of specified 300 and 400 level coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in upper-level courses. Entry into a Master’s program may require a higher GPA for admission. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of graduate institutions.

Cost of Program

Specific tuition information can be found at: www.skagit.edu/admissions/tuition-fees. Textbook costs should not exceed $50 per upper level course.  Upper division courses carry a higher tuition rate than lower division courses. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing and Design program, students will be able to: 

  • Employ a product design and development process to create and communicate a plan that will take a product idea from concept to production.
  • Demonstrate teamwork, leadership, professionalism, and the ability to communicate requirements, ideas, and concepts critical to success.
  • Apply relevant industrial standard literature to the testing and validation of a product design.  (PLO3)
  • Implement various strategies for concept testing of a new product prototype in an industrial environment.
  • Investigate the way in which personal integrity shapes individual approaches to ethical dilemmas. 
  • Develop and implement a new or improved production line in support of a new or improved manufactured product. 

Program Highlights

  • Designed to meet the growing employment needs for graduates with advanced skills in an array of manufacturing processes including CNC operation, quality control, CAD, automation, composites, welding, construction, fabrication and repair.
  • Work and learn in a working production lab alongside first- and second-year students learning the basics as well as advanced students in your own cohort.
  • Learn industrial design application utilizing advanced CAD and CAM tools.
  • Learn and demonstrate skills in operations, project, and supply chain management.
  • Develop leadership skills working with student teams overseeing and taking part in actual product and process develop projects.
  • The program is structured to accommodate working students as much as possible.

Program Admissions

Applied Bachelor degrees at Skagit Valley College are selective admission programs with a separate admissions process for these degrees. Prospective students must register for and attend a program information session to receive application materials. Information on the application and admissions process is available at skagit.edu/basam.