Advanced Manufacturing

Your Path to a Career in Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing is at the core of our society. This industry invents, creates, and repairs the products that we use daily. American companies are reinvesting in manufacturing jobs, resulting in 263,000 jobs added back into the U.S. economy in 2018. The industry is creating more jobs than there are skilled workers to fill them. The National Association of Manufacturers reports that a significant business challenge is finding and retaining qualified workers. The Advanced Manufacturing industry remains a beacon in the U.S. economy, with an increase demand and production.

Be a Part of a Growing Industry

Community College of Philadelphia is offering technical skills training programs that will prepare you for a career in advanced manufacturing. Gain the opportunity to earn a rewarding salary: Welding, Precision Machining (CNC), Electro-mechanical/Mechatronics Technology, and Gas Distribution Pipeline Mechanic. 

Register for Advanced Manufacturing information session on July 27 or August 10, 2021 | 12 – 1:00 p.m.

Welding Technology

Welding Technology

Program Hours: 300 | Cost: $6,000
(Tuition: $5,700; Materials: $300)| Earn 20 college credits

You will learn welding fundamentals that prepare you for entry–level employment in this comprehensive training program that covers:

  • Welding safety
  • Drawing and welding symbol interpretation
  • Stick, TIG and MIG welding
  • Thermal, manual air carbon arc and oxy-fuel gas cutting
  • Welding inspection and quality

When you successfully complete the program, you will be prepared to take industry-recognized certifications that are respected by employers.

If you have basic math problem-solving skills and enjoy working with your hands, then this is an exciting training opportunity for you.

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CNC Precision Machining Technology

CNC Precision Machining Technology

Two types of CNC Programs offered:

1. CNC Precision Machining Technology 625 Hour
Program Hours: 625 | Cost: $8,999
(Tuition: $8,699; Materials: $300)
Financial Aid Eligible | Earn 14 college credits

2. CNC Precision Machining Technology 210 Hour
Program Hours: 210 | Cost: $3,450
(Tuition: $3,150; Materials: $300)

Learn the core skills needed to become a CNC Precision Machining operator. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery is used by CNC operators to cut and shape metal and plastic for various types of manufacturing. This hands-on program prepares you to sit for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification.

Key skills covered:

  • CNC mill, lathe and grinder setup and operation
  • Tool identification
  • Machine setup, use and operation
  • Machining processes
  • Quality and cycle time optimization
  • CNC program operation
  • Fixture setup and operation
  • CNC troubleshooting

If you are someone who enjoys working with your hands and you have basic math and problem solving skills, then this career might be for you.

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Electro-Mechanical Technology

Electro-Mechanical Technology (Industrial Maintenance)

Two types of Electro-Mechanical Technology Programs offered:

1. Electro-Mechanical Technology (Industrial Maintenance) 625 Hour
Program Hours: 625| Cost: $9,520  (Tuition: $9,220, Material: $300)
Financial Aid Eligible | Earn up to 27 college credits

2. Electro-Mechanical Modular Program
Program Hours: 221| Cost: $4,420 
(Tuition: $4,020, Material: $400)

Prepare for an entry-level job with manufacturers that use automation. Job opportunities include robot installation and maintenance, automation equipment installation, troubleshooting and maintenance and Programmable Logic Controller programming. You will learn to install, maintain and repair the mechanical controls, fluid power systems, and electrical and electronic equipment found in various industries.

Students completing the training modules are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics Certification Tests which are based on industry-developed standards and recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. They are also recognized by the Manufacturing Institute's Skills Certification System, which is endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturing. (Note: The cost for certification is not included in the training.)

1. Electro-Mechanical Technology (Industrial Maintenance) Topics:

  • Power-Source & Process
    Fundamentals Modules: 461 hours
  • Technical Foundation: 100 hours
  • Industry Overview: 16 hours
  • Essential Skills: 48 hours

2. Electro-Mechanical Modular 221 Hour Program Topics*:

  • DC-AC Electricity
    Hours: 44
  • Electrical Wiring
    Hours: 57
  • Mechanical Systems
    Hours: 57
  • Motor Controls
    Hours: 63

 *Each module may be taken independently.

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      Gas Distribution Pipeline Mechanic

      Gas Distribution Pipeline Mechanic 

      Program Hours: 186 (132 classroom; 54 operator qualification training)| Cost: $5,189

      This hands-on program prepares students for entry-level employment in the natural gas industry. Students will learn how to perform tasks needed to install and maintain pipelines for natural gas distribution systems, which provide natural gas service to residential, commercial and industrial customers.

      The curriculum for this program was developed through a coordinated effort led by the Consortium and PECO, and was supported by Philadelphia Gas Works, Henkels & McCoy and Utility Line Services.

      You will learn the fundamentals that prepare you for entry–level employment in this comprehensive training program that covers:

      • Workplace Success / Construction and Skill Trades (CAST) Preparation
      • Technical Skills and Safety
      • First Aid Safety
      • Operator Qualification Tasks
      • CDL Permit

      Note: Cost includes testing, CPR certification, OSHA card and materials. The cost does not include CDL permit.

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          The Welding, Precision Machining (CNC) and Electro-Mechanical programs require math and reading comprehension, mechanical aptitude, and a high school diploma or GED/equivalent.

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