Advanced manufacturing technicians use innovative technologies to produce high-quality products and supplies for a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, construction, agriculture, prepared food and medicine. Individuals who train for the technical skills needed in today’s manufacturing environment will find a diverse selection of career paths.
The Penn College Advanced Manufacturing Pre-apprenticeship (AMP) Program is designed to increase knowledge of manufacturing concepts and skills, and to expand the number of prospective employees choosing manufacturing-related career pathways.
The AMP Program teaches pre-apprentices both foundation theory and hands-on skills to prepare them with entry level skills for many manufacturing occupations, such as a CNC machinist, mechatronics maintenance worker, plastics process technician or team lead.
- Center for Business & Workforce Development
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Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Components
Pre-apprentices who successfully complete the AMP Program earn the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification from the Manufacturing Skills Institute, as well as a pre-apprenticeship certificate from Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The Advanced Manufacturing Pre-apprenticeship is aligned with four registered apprenticeships in Advanced Manufacturing offered by Pennsylvania College of Technology:
- Computer Numerical Control Operator
- Industrial Manufacturing Technician
- Mechatronics Technician
- Plastics Process Technician