Advanced Manufacturing Certificates

The advanced manufacturing stackable credentials were designed with extensive input from community manufacturers to train and prepare students for good-paying jobs in the booming advanced manufacturing industry.

Stackable one-semester credentials offer students multiple “on and off” ramps, providing opportunities to build on existing skills or develop new skills from a foundational level.

The credentials begin with Tier I which focuses on pre-employment and the cooperation, communication and critical thinking skills needed for dynamic team interactions. Tier II is the entry into the technical skills. Tier III provides advanced skills in the respective areas. The Tier IV capstone semester will be a project-oriented program with elements of design, redesign, fabrication and advanced experiences involving equipment. Many of these courses will offer on-campus and hybrid (online and on-campus) sections. The Firearms Technology certificate is a specialty add-on program to the machining curriculum and requires an application for acceptance into the program.

The curriculum for these certificates was developed following the advanced manufacturing tracks designed through a TAACCCT Round 1 grant in the state of Washington and the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing. The state of Washington has served as an instrumental resource in the development of the structure of the advanced manufacturing program at FVCC.


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Last modified: December 2, 2014