Industrial Technology at Alpena Community College - Oscoda CampusIndustrial Tech Certificate Curriculum
The Industrial Technology certificate program at Alpena Community College’s Oscoda Campus is designed to give students the basis for overall knowledge for employment into entry level positions for industry and manufacturing. Employers in Iosco County are looking for workers with the proper training and skills to fill hundreds of new positions in the next three years. Get the training you need from ACC in just one year and you will have the opportunity to land a successful career with local employers such as:
• Star Cutter Company
• P & L Development & Manufacturing
• Kalitta Air
• Phoenix Composite Solutions
Before starting any program at ACC, a student’s academic background, assessment scores or testing results are reviewed to determine the right courses to take. Review classes are also available to prepare students to meet the academic requirements of these programs. Students are strongly urged to meet with their academic advisors to determine the best pathway towards successful academic and career goal completion.
State-of-the-art Tech Lab
Classes are taught in a brand new, state-of-the-art technology lab right on the Oscoda campus! Built in 2016 as a collaborative effort between the TAACCCT Grant and the State of Michigan Community College Skilled Trades Equipment program, this hands-on lab gives students the opportunity to work with the same technology and equipment that they’ll work with on the job.
Is This Program Right For Me?
The Industrial Technology program at ACC Oscoda is a great fit for many different people! This program might be a good fit if you are:
• A high school student considering future employment in technology
• An employee looking to upgrade your current skill set
• An entrepeneur wanting to survey available technologies for the development of a product
• A prospective employee looking for a foot in the door at a local company
These are just a few of the types of people who may benefit from the Industrial Technology program. The best way for you to know if this is the right program for you is to schedule a visit! If you’re curious about the program or want to know what the courses would consist of, set up a time to take a tour with the program advisor.
As this field continues to grow, workers with area specific training will have the best job prospects. Workers with manual dexterity, mechanical skills, and troubleshooting skills will have an additional advantage.
With a certificate in industrial technology, you’ll gain the experience and skills to start a career as an:
• Industrial Machinery Mechanic
• Machinery Maintenance Worker
• General Maintenance and Repair Worker
• And More!
Your average salary will depend on the size, location and nature of your employer, as well as your skill and experience level. The overall job outlook for industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is expected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Median annual earnings for this field are $48,410*.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh (visited January 11, 2017).
Contact the Program AdvisorJon Fox
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