Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (AME) Pathways

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) Pathways


Automotive Technology

The program consists of a core of vocational classes involving theory and practical skill development with emphasis on laboratory experiences simulating industry related tasks. The classes are taught in modern and well equipped automotive laboratories.

Auto Tech BMW

Our Associate Degree Program is supported by BMW of North America, utilizing BMW equipment and materials. Successful graduates can earn BMW Level III Technical Training Credit.

Certificate of Achievement: Allows Students to complete their automotive and BMW specific course requirements, while continuing to work towards their Associates Degree.

Electronic Systems Technology

The Electronic Systems Technology program includes:

  • Introduction to electronic systems and circuits provides an overview of career opportunities and job duties with electronic systems technology.
  • Direct current and alternating current circuits including Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws.
  • Measurement and characterization of electronic systems at the block diagram level.
  • Laboratory practice includes the proper use of standard test instruments.


Students take core courses that cover most lower division requirements, which allows them to transfer to a CSU or UC Engineering programs provide a strong foundation in engineering, mathematics and the sciences. Through the Engineering program students will learn how to invent, design and manufacture specialized products and systems.

Machine Tool Technology

The Machinist program at Chabot College is a year certificate program designed to train students to operate various precision metal removal tools, from small hand tools to machine tools drill presses and grinders. Graduates acquire basic skills to setup and operate standard machine tools and machine parts from blueprint specifications. They are also introduced to computerized numerical control (CNC) machines. Students also learn basic hands-on skills, general machine techniques required to setup and operate all standard machine tools for the manufacture of parts from blueprint specifications.

The Tool Maker is a two-year program that trains students for a tool and die making career. Introduction to machine tool operations relating to precision measuring tools, layout methods, screw threads, benchwork, drill presses, bandsaws, basic lathe and vertical milling operations, and evaluation of job opportunities. Emphasis on safe and correct use of hand and machine tools.

Numerical Control

Introduction to programming and operating three-axis computer numerical controlled drilling and milling machines. Instruction included the standard X-Y Z Cartesian coordinate system, manual and automatic milling machine operation, absolute and incremental positioning, tape coding and preparation, and fabrication of basic and intermediate three-axis drill and mill parts. In this class each student will set fixture offsets, set tool length offsets, create G code NC programs, and fabricate parts on numerically controlled vertical milling machines. All the necessary math and calculation methods will be covered.

Industrial Technology

We will place your career on the right path with a variety of programs that will have you ready for the workforce in as little as one semester. We have Certificate programs that are steps in a Career Ladder leading to Associate Degrees and advancement in your career field.

Welding Technology

The welding vocation is an art, revealed through the acquired skills and technical knowledge of its workforce. The U.S. Department of Labor includes more than 75 occupational titles that include some form of welding or welding-related activity. Basic welding skills are necessary across many industries; this applicability allows the welding workforce to swiftly respond in accommodating new emerging industry needs. It is estimated that 30,000 to 55,000 new welders are needed each year in the United States to meet the rising industrial demands. (This figure does not include jobs lost due to the retiring workforce or career changes). It is our mission to assist and serve individuals wishing to fulfill their personal, educational and professional welding goals; through providing the practical skills and technical knowledge required in being successful in the current industries associated with welding. This program also focuses on coaching students for potential welding career paths and/or training upgrades.

Every semester has a well-balanced welding schedule with courses offered during the day, night, and even Saturdays to accommodate the needs of every potential student.