This Career Studies Certificate is designed as an entry-level training program aligned to recognized, highly transferrable industry credentials. This two-semester program will be aligned to coursework in the Electronics and Computer Technology (A.A.S.) Program. Students will engage in coursework in the fields of electricity, electronics, industrial maintenance, mathematics, and mechanics in order to gather the skills necessary for attainment of the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (Manufacturing Skills Institute) and Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant (Siemens).
Program graduates will gain access to manufacturing in Central Virginia as it exists across a variety of related fields: alcohol and beverage production and distribution, biomedical and biomechanical production, and traditional manufacturing.
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CENTRAL VIRGINIA MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE
The Central Virginia Advanced Manufacturing Initiative is building an advanced manufacturing education and training program following industry-endorsed solutions. This initiative addresses critical industry-defined technical education and training needs, and the grant will substantially enhance the curricula and create pathways for advanced manufacturing technicians. The program will prepare an estimated 300 technicians in the next 10 years (at least 60 during the three-year grant period) for careers in advanced manufacturing troubleshooting, maintenance, and installation. Learn more at www.pvcc.edu/technology.