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CENTURY COLLEGE ADDITIVE & DIGITAL MANUFACTURING DEGREE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR HIGH-TECHNOLOGY ECONOMY S tudents enrolled in the Additive and Digital Manufacturing (ADM) program at Century College are already making inroads in manufacturing employment opportunities. Graduates are projected to earn starting salaries between $40,000 - $60,000 per year. Positions include: manufacturing cell technician; automated systems technician; manufacturing project manager; additive manufacturing technician; 3D printing specialist; manufacturing systems technician; IoT (Internet of Everything) technician; cell specialist; manufacturing sales/engineering support; design and prototype engineering technician. The 3D printing technologies are expanding manufacturing process dimensions beyond traditional methods. Increasingly, our high-technology economy is dependent on having a 44 Vadnais Heights Business Guide & Community Profile supply of qualified “digital workers” skilled in computer-based design/ simulation, electronics, programming, mechanics, 3D printing and automation. Digital manufacturing technologists use principles and theories of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) to solve technical problems. An engineering technician will combine fundamental principles of mechanical engineering technology, digital technology, computer automation and electronic circuits to design, develop, test and manufacture systems. Graduates of the ADM program may develop and test industrial process control systems, supervise the building and testing of prototypes utilizing 3D printing, supervise and conduct the installation and operation of automated