Institution Name: Valencia College Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

Point of Contact:  J. Paul Wahnish, Assistant Director - Curriculum & Instruction

E-mail Address:  jwahnish1@valenciacollege.edu

Brief Description of Institution: Every time a Baby Boomer retires from a manufacturing job, decades of knowledge and experience leave the job site as well. And with more than half of first year boomers retired by 2013, that void in skills grows daily. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Central Floridians are unemployed.
Through our Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, Valencia College is filling that void, putting people to work.

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center responds to the needs of industry by providing workforce training and education with successful best-in-class programming. We are able to achieve this through collaboration with and the support and Central Florida manufacturers. Valencia College has a long history of engaging employers in the curriculum design process through our Advisory Councils. Our goal is to close the gap between what is taught in the classroom/lab environment and what is needed in the field. We can only do this by working closely with the local manufacturers to understand the current business needs.

Valencia College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center provides students with a hands-on manufacturing experience. The center features classrooms with the latest in software simulation as well as practical training labs with industry-standard equipment to immerse students in their chosen specialization. We use nationally recognized National Institute of Metalworking Skills industry certification curriculum and enhance it in collaboration with Central Florida manufacturers. The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center delivers state-of-the-art training for in-demand manufacturing careers.

We are training a workforce of skilled Central Floridians for careers in which they will be in demand by employers. While students gain training and educational career pathways that lead to high-skill, high-wage employment, local employers find workers who are ready, able and eager to fill the large number of open jobs requiring their abilities.

Our students include veterans, women, minorities, dislocated workers, disconnected youth, future workers and career-changing workers. We provide more than hope. We provide solution.

Website: www.valenciacollege.edu/advanced-manufacturing

Manufacturing Programs Offered:

Program Course Name Certification(s) Delivered Credit/Non-Credit 
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I OSHA 10 Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I NIMS - Measurement, Materials, & Safety Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I
NIMS - CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I NIMS - CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I NIMS - Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I NIMS - Grinding Skills 1 Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I NIMS - Drill Press Skills 1 Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I
NIMS - CNC Turning: Operations
Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I
NIMS - CNC Milling: Operations
Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR I
NIMS - Manual Milling/Turning Skills I
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR II NIMS - CNC Milling Skills II Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR II NIMS - CNC Turning Skills II Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR II NIMS - Grinding Skills II Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINE OPERATOR II NIMS - Drill Press Skills II Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING NIMS - Manual Milling/Turning Skills II Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
WELDING I
OSHA 10 Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WELDING I AWS GMAW Certification Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WELDING I
American Weld Society (AWS) SMAW Certification
Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WELDING II AWS GMAW Certification, Aluminum 3G &/or 4G Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WELDING II AWS Flux Core Arc Weld Gas Shielded 3G &/or 4G Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WELDING II AWS Flux Core Arc Weld Self- Shielded 3G &/or 4G Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WELDING II Gas Tungsten Arc Weld Steel, Stainless, or Aluminum 3G &/or 4G Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WELDING II
Pipe - 6" Schedule 80 6G &/or 5G
Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING MECHATRONICS I OSHA 10, NIMS Certification - Maintenance Operations, Basic Mechanical Systems, Fluid Power, Electrical Systems, Process/Electrical Control Systems Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING MECHATRONICS I PMMI Certification - Mechanical Components 1, Fluid Power 1, Industrial Electricity 1, PLC 1 Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING MECHATRONICS I MSSC CLA/CLT Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING MECHATRONICS II NIMS Cerification - Electrical Systems II, Process/Electrical Control Systems II, PLC II, Mechanical Systems II, Maintenance Welding, Maintenance Piping Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING MECHATRONICS II PMMI Certification - Industrial Electricity 2, Motors & Motor Controls, PLC 2, Mechanical Components 2 Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CERTIFIED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATE OSHA 10 Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CERTIFIED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATE ASQ CQIA Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CERTIFIED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATE MSSC CPT Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING LEAN SIX SIGMA SME/ASQ Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment

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