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Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Advanced Manufacturing Technology - Main Campus

This program is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Area manufacturing companies are searching for skilled employees. In about one year, WCCC's Advanced Manufacturing Technology program will prepare you for a great career with potential for growth and advancement in this in-demand, technical field.

Interested? Take a tour, click HERE! Tours are available on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. You can meet the coordinator/instructor, explore financial aid, and enroll. For information on the latest start dates, click HERE.

This 900-hour program prepares students for entry-level employment in high-demand technical occupations found in advanced manufacturing. Numerous multi-craft technical skills, including industrial electrical, electronic circuits, mechanical, PLC, robotics, CNC Programming, Manufacturing Processes fluid power, and welding disciplines are taught using a largely hands-on approach to skill development. Students learn a variety of skills needed in the manufacture, troubleshooting, and maintenance of complex automation equipment and components used in energy processing, consumer product manufacturing, and the construction of high-tech machinery and durable goods.

The RAMTEC Lab at the Warren County Career Center is one of just 10 advanced manufacturing training centers of their type in Ohio. This training center for area manufacturers and employees ensures that Ohio’s workforce remains on the cutting edge. Students train on Fanuc, Motoman, and other equipment. This lab is an extension of the existing program and is used for those students as well as for customized training for industry and the WCCC high school Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics program.

U.S. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million workers directly, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There remain, however, about 600,000 skilled manufacturing jobs unfilled, as reported by a 2012 study by Deloitte LLP. High-tech factories require a dependable supply of a well-trained, technically adept labor force. One estimate indicates that America will need over 120 million workers with advance skills by 2020. Employment opportunities should be very good for Electromechanical PLC Technician willing to fill these deficits.

This program is articulated with Sinclair Community College for 25 college credit hours toward an Associate of Applied Science in Automation and Control Technology with Robotics.

Admission Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Complete the WorkKeys Assessment
  • Attend Program Orientation with program coordinator
  • Warren County Career Center Program Certification
  • FANUC Robotics Programming and System Integration
  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Certification
  • American Heart First Aid/CPR Certification
  • College Credit:
    • See above, and ask the Program Coordinator for details.

Program Costs:

  • Application Fee - includes non-refundable $30 registration fee and $45 WorkKeys Assessment
  • Tuition: $8,850

• Program Length: 900
• Theory Hours: 472
• Lab Hours: 428

Career-Technical Instructional Modules:
MODULE                                                                                   THEORY         LAB

OSHA Safety                                                                                     10               0
Career Readiness                                                                            10               6
Basic Computer Skills                                                                     16               0
First Aid/CPR                                                                                      4                4
Lean Manufacturing                                                                         4                0
Blue Print Reading                                                                            8                6
ARC Welding I                                                                                  18               18
MIG Welding I                                                                                  18               18
Portable Electric Learning Systems                                              14               14
Portable Electric Relay Control Learning System                         8                 8
Basic Electric Machines Learning System                                    20               20
Electric Motor Control Learning                                                    20               20
Power and Control Electronics Learning System                       20               20
Portable PLC Learning System                                                      30               30
Portable PLC Combine Troubleshooting Learning System       24               24
Portable Pneumatic Learning System                                          18               18
Pneumatic Troubleshooting Learning System                            18               18
Pneumatic Fitting Construction                                                       2                  2
Electro-Fluid Power Learning System                                           18                18
Controls Technology Learning System                                         14                 14
Intermediate Hydraulics Learning System                                   10                10
Hydraulic Troubleshooting                                                              20                20
Mechanical Drives I Learning System                                            16                16
Mechanical Drives II Learning System                                           16                16
Mechanical Drives III Learning System                                          16                16
Computer Aided Design I Learning System                                  12                  4
Portable Precision Gauging Learning System                                6                   6
Robotics and Computer Programming                                         28                 24
CNC Machine Tool Learning System                                              20                 24
Environmental Applications                                                            18                  18
Thermal Troubleshooting                                                                18                  16

For program information, please call 513.933.3938.

WCCC Adult Technical Center also offers programs in HVAC and Welding in the Advanced Manufacturing field.

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