Advanced Manufacturing


The mission of the Advanced Manufacturing Education Program is to increase the number of available skilled workers for existing and emerging manufacturing jobs, enhance worker skills, knowledge in manufacturing technologies and processes, help improve the productivity of the regions manufacturing industry, increase manufacturer’s global competitive advantage, and provide manufacturing related technical assistance to local business and industry.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees
Textbook/Supplies Cost

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Proactive Maintenance432Certificate
Mechanical Maintenance Assistant864Certificate
Process Technician1296Diploma
Manufacturing Technician1728Diploma
Robotics Automation Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Job Duties

Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 480

Current job openings per year: 50


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Technology Foundations
Safety I
Mechanical Fabrication and Motors and Drives I
Manufacturing Processes
Electrical and Electronics I
Fluid Power and Pneumatics and Hydraulics I
Quality Assurance
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Safety II
Mechanical Fabrication and Motors and Drives II
Electrical and Electronics II
Fluid Power and Pneumatics and Hydraulics II
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Safety III
Mechanical Fabrication and Motors and Drives III
Electrical and Electronics III
Fluid Power and Pneumatics and Hydraulics III
Advanced Systems and Mechatronics III
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Safety IV
Mechanical Fabrication and Motors and Drives IV
Process Control and Thermal and Steam
Automation Systems and Mechatronics II
Fifth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Safety V
Materials and Machining and Welding
Automation Systems and Mechatronics III


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