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Pathway to Advanced Manufacturing Program

The Pathways to Advanced Manufacturing program prepares participants for entry-level employment in the advanced manufacturing industry. The program includes classroom and hands-on technical skills instruction.

Learning opportunities include meeting employer partners, guest speakers, and visiting factory and shop locations of potential employers.

This FREE program is for:

  • Out of School Youth
  • Low income individuals
  • Citizens with disabilities
  • Ex-offenders
  • Unemployed or underemployed individuals

The program teaches the critical skills needed to find and keep employment in the manufacturing field, including reading comprehension, mathematics, critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem solving, interpersonal skills, résumé preparation and job search tools. These skills are covered in the program through the following courses:

  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration: OSHA 10, General Industry (10 hours)
  • Shop Mathematics: Math for Occupational Technologies (45 hours)
  • Blueprint Reading: Print Layouts & Measuring for Machining (45 hours)
  • Introduction to Welding Technology (18 hours)
  • Introduction to Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Precision Machining (44 hours)
  • DC-AC Electricity (44 hours)
  • Electrical Wiring (57 hours)
  • Mechanical Systems (57 hours)
  • Mechanical Aptitude Test Overview (18 hours)
  • Winning Work Habits (12 hours)

Upon completion of the program, participants will earn an OSHA 10 certification and are enrolled to take the following nationally recognized certification examinations: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) examinations for Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout, and Measurement, Materials & Safety; The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) Mechatronics Certification for Industrial Electricity

Minimum Entry Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Math and English Assessment, and Mechanical Aptitude Test.

Program Dates and Location
Monday – Friday, September 23 – December 17, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Community College of Philadelphia 
Center for Business and Industry
18th and Callowhill streets
Philadelphia, PA 19130


West Regional Center
4725 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

(Welding will take place at Benjamin Franklin High School)

This project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community & Economic Development.

Complete the form below for additional information about the Pathways to Advanced Manufacturing program.