Technology to Create Products and Processes That are Better, Faster and Stronger

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Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) combines principles of mechanical engineering with high-level design innovation to create products and processes that are better, faster and stronger.

At the core of AMT Training is the design and application of original and effective solutions related to manufacturing, packaging and distribution to keep up with the dynamic needs of today’s ever-evolving industries. AMT is innovation for the future—and it’s everywhere. 

Modern manufacturing is fueled by technology, and companies rely on up-to-the-minute advances to remain competitive and relevant. AMT is at the forefront of these breakthroughs, and those in the field design and develop new products, processes and procedures to keep the gears turning across nearly every industry.

[our grads do more than build robots]

Sullivan Tech’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program is more than just tinkering. We combine principles of mechanical engineering with high-level design innovation to create products and processes that are better, faster, and stronger. Because here at Sullivan Tech, we make it happen.

What Does the Future of AMT Look Like?

Expect an upsurge in employment opportunities due to the current skill gap. 

The Manufacturing Institute and Accenture’s 2014 manufacturing skill and training study highlights the industry’s urgent need for skilled workers and the wealth of opportunities this need has created:

  • More than 50% of manufacturing companies report plans to increase U.S.-based production by at least 5% in the next 5 years
  • More than 75% of manufacturers report a moderate to severe shortage of skilled resources
  • U.S. manufacturers face reduced earnings of up to 11% annually due to the skill shortage crisis

Expect higher pay and better benefits if you invest in your education.

If you hold an associate or bachelor’s degree in AMT, you can expect to earn significantly more income and more benefits across the industry.



If you like to use your mind as well as your hands to solve complex mechanical problems, a degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) from Sullivan College of Technology & Design was made for you.

Offering a solid foundation in the principles of mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering in addition to practical training in automated systems operation, Sullivan Tech’s AMT degree program prepares tomorrow’s innovators for profitable careers creating marketable products and services.

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

SCTD’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology program is designed so that students first complete coursework for the associate degree, and then have the option to continue coursework for the bachelor’s degree.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Upon completion of the AMT A.A.S program, you’ll be able to:

  • Design and program automated systems
  • Troubleshoot automated equipment
  • Repair robots
  • Operate motor control and fluid power systems

Bachelor of Science Degree

Upon completion of the AMT B.S. program, you’ll be able to:

  • Utilize the principles of science, mathematics and engineering to maintain automated equipment
  • Research and develop new machines and products
  • Productively implement the manufacturing processes and quality control measures found in industrial and highly technical environments
  • Take on leadership positions within the industry

Industries That Rely on AMT:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing
  • Food and beverage production
  • Metal and plastic manufacturing
  • Automotive manufacturing and technology
  • HVAC design
  • Recycling processing
  • Material handling and packaging systems
  • Industrial machinery manufacturing
  • Original Equipment Manufacturing

A sampling of where Sullivan Tech’s AMT graduates started their careers:

  • Adecco Engineering & Technical
  • Advanced Chemtech
  • Algood Food Company
  • B. Rowland Technical Staffing
  • Cardinal Aluminum Co
  • Carriage House Promotions
  • ConAgra Foods, Inc.
  • ConAgra Ralcorp Carriage House
  • Elwood Staffing Clarksville
  • Faurecia Exhaust Systems Inc.
  • Faurecia Interior Systems
  • Gerdau Ameristeel
  • Harshaw Trane
  • Kelly Services
  • Kutter & Associates
  • Lantech Inc.
  • Louisville Truck Equipment
  • Material Handling Systems Inc.
  • NHK Spring Precision of America
  • Nifco America Corporation
  • QRS Recycling
  • Valley Scale Company
  • Wilbert Plastic Services

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Meet the Chair

Cory Lewison

Cory Lewison has been with Sullivan College of Technology and Design (SCTD) for more than 25 years. She has an associate degree in Electronics from RETS Electronics Institute, now Brown-Mackey College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Management from Sullivan University. She also holds an industry license as an FCC Radio Operator. In addition, she worked as an electronics technician for Amatrol, Inc. for three years prior to joining the faculty at SCTD. Lewison is actively involved with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), where she has been working with Manufacturing Skills Certification Deployment.

SCTD has a really hands-on approach in all facets of the CNA program. I honestly don’t think I would be in the job I am in if I did not have my degree.
– John Smith

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