Advanced Manufacturing Education

About

The mission of the Advanced Manufacturing Education Program is to increase the number of available skilled workers for existing and emerging manufacturing jobs, enhance worker skills,  knowledge in manufacturing technologies and processes, help improve the productivity of the regions manufacturing industry, increase manufacturer’s global competitive advantage, and provide manufacturing related technical assistance to local business and industry. This program offers three career paths: Robotics Automation, Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) Automation, and Plastics Injection Molding. Training in these areas are related to the high tech manufacturing industry of today’s economy. Completion of the program yields an Engineering Technician Diploma.

Overview

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Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time, Your Own Pace
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,248.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,085.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Quality Assurance Technician432Certificate
Manufacturing Technician864Certificate
Plastics Engineering Technician1296Certificate
PLC Automation Engineering Technician1296Certificate
Master Plastics Engineering Technician1728Diploma
Master PLC Automation Engineering Technician1728Diploma
Robotic Automation Engineering1296Certificate
Master Robotic Automation Engineering Technician1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Extension: Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus
1000 Neal St
Cookeville, TN 38501

Job Duties

Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 2,670

Current job openings per year: 230

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