Fla. (August 5, 2013) – On Tuesday, August 13, Tallahassee Community College’s
Advanced Manufacturing Training Center is hosting an open house from 3–7 p.m.
The community is invited to
tour TCC’s state-of-the-art facility, participate in hands-on activities with
manufacturing equipment, and view interactive demonstrations of robotics,
computer numerical control (CNC) machining and 3-D printing technology.
inviting the public to come learn about careers in manufacturing and how TCC
can help workers gain new skills and help businesses grow,” said Bruce Batton,
program director of the AMTC. “The event is great for all ages too, with
opportunities for kids to learn about science and technology.”
The AMTC is located on the
southwest corner of the main TCC campus at 3958 West Pensacola Street.
facility offers cutting-edge training for high-skill and emerging manufacturing
processes. Registration is open now for AMTC’s next set of courses, which begin
in August and take from two weeks to two months to complete.
schedule includes three evening courses:
Lean: Identifying and eliminating wasteful practices in a process-driven
workplace. Prepare for the Society for Manufacturing Engineers Bronze-level
knowledge certification. August 20–September 26, Tuesday & Thursday, 6–9
to CNC Machining: Basics of computer numerical control (CNC) machining. Uses
classroom discussion and hands-on manual machine training in the manufacturing
lab. August 26–October 24, Monday & Thursday, 6–10 p.m.
Machining 2: Prepare for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
CNC Lathe Operator and CNC Mill Operator credentials. August 19–October 7,
Monday & Wednesday, 6–10 p.m.
daytime courses will also be offered:
Systems Associate: Overview of electronics and the principles upon which modern
electronic devices (passive and active) operate. Introduction to basic concepts
of electricity and magnetism, electronic circuits, and digital electronics.
Prepare for the AC and DC parts of the International Society of Certified
Electronics Technicians (ISCET) Electronics Systems Associate exams. August
26–October 2, Monday & Wednesday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Mount Technician: Prepare to work in a printed circuit board surface mount
production facility. Successful completion awards student the IPC Solder and
Surface Mount module certification. August 12–August 21, Monday–Friday, 8
Additional courses will be
offered beginning in October and throughout the year.
The AMTC is funded through a
grant from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Army Research Office.