The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at Tallahassee Community College offers forward momentum for Florida’s capital region manufacturers
|Inauguration of the Center/ribbon cutting
with a welding torch
In terms of training, the Center focuses on three areas. The first is training in different processes with reference to composite materials made possible through the CEAM (Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials) grant from Florida State University. The second is advanced manufacturing which comprises training in CNC (computer numerical controlled) machines like industrial lathes, industrial mills, CNC simulators etc. The third area is the certified production technician training which prepares students to take the national MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) Certified Production Technician (CPT) test that allows students to earn 15 credits towards the 2-year statewide engineering technology degree program developed by FLATE. The unique aspect of the curriculum framework is that it can be broken down into modules/individualized packages that tailor to specific training requirements based on the needs of a particular company/industry.
The courses and curriculum extend beyond the scope of a particular industry or profession. Batton describes them as a vehicle in providing industry-relevant training in a relatively short period, and giving students marketable skills to earn decent income. Its strength also lies in “offering a range of skills that are transferable across various industries.” For more information on the Center and current courses, contact Bruce Batton at BATTONB@tcc.fl.edu, or visit http://workforce.tcc.fl.edu. For information on the MSSC Production Technician Certification for the statewide engineering technology degree, contact Dr. Marilyn Barger at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.madeinflorida.org/ET_Degree.
I took my short course in AOT, they provide an array of online courses, including business related e-learning trainings and courses and more.