Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing is back and manufacturing technicians are needed! The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that between 2009 and the end of 2014, U.S. manufacturing output grew by 45% with 646,000 manufacturing jobs added and another 243,000 positions waiting to be filled. Since 2010, about 300 companies have returned to the U.S. from overseas according to the Reshoring Initiative and trained workers are needed. Who will fill these positions?
Our Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing program is designed to meet the present and future needs of industry as students work daily with the same equipment and techniques used by industry leaders. Students will study manufacturing operations as they focus on developing employability skills and the flexibility needed to adapt as technology evolves.
For this program, you will be working in the Career Center's Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) lab and using up-to-date, computerized equipment such as CNC and PLC machines, robotic arms, plasma cutter, and other computerized machines.