Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology [RAMTEC]

Program Information

Manufacturing is back and manufacturing technicians are needed!  There are immediate job openings in the industry due to a skill-gaps, due to evolving technology which has left a shortage for employees.  Students completing the program will have the skill set to enter the workforce or pursue college.
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, welding, electrical and fluid power.

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Students in this program may qualify for articulated college credit and or Tuition Freedom Scholarship at North Central State College.


Jim Simmering

Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • OSHA Defined Safety Procedures
  • FANUC & Motoman Robotics
  • CNC Machining
  • Manual Milling Machine Operation
  • Precision Grinding
  • Gas Metal Arc, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten, Arc Welding
  • CNC Plasma Torch Operation
  • Oxy-Acetylene Torch and Carbon Arc Cutting
  • Drilling and Tapping
  • Electrical
  • Blueprint Reading
  • ABB Robotics Training
  • Digital Laser Training
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Fluid Power
  • Welding Fabrication

Certifications for Qualifying Students

  • 14 College Credits
  • 7 Industry Certifications:
    American Welding Society (AWS); FANUC Robotics; Yaskawa Motoman Robotics; Parker Fluid Power; FANUC CNC; Allen-Bradley PLC; OSHA 10

Career Opportunities

This is the program for you if you want to be a/an:

  • CNC Operator/Programmer
  • Welder
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Skilled Trades Apprentice
  • Machinist
  • Steel Worker
  • Machine Repair person

With further training you can become a:

  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Weld Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Ready to get ahead? 

Taking control of your future is easier than you think. By finishing your high school education at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, you put yourself ahead of your peers with field experience a normal classroom could never replicate. Apply for this program and pursue your passion today!