Train For an Exciting and In-Demand Career in Manufacturing

Students working with process control systems

Advanced manufacturing and robotics is a blend of mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies that together form complex automated systems.  

Students are trained at Westmoreland’s state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center by a dedicated team of expert instructors and consultants. The ATC provides industry-recognized training in programs that are in-demand within the manufacturing sector.

What Will I Learn?

The Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics AAS program is designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to assist manufacturing, mechanical and electrical engineers in all phases of design, development, production, testing and operations. Graduates will have the skills required to manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot automated systems. View details in the College Catalog

The Advanced Manufacturing Basic Systems certificate introduces the student to basic electrical, mechanical and computerized components used in basic manufacturing systems. Students receive hands-on practical experience in the use and application of basic electrical instruments and mechanical measuring devices. View details in the College Catalog

Westmoreland also offers Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Technician I and II certificate programs. 

Topics covered include theory and a hands-on experience with process control systems, advanced programmable controller functions and operation, microcontrollers and industrial electromechanical control systems. Students must complete the Basic Manufacturing Certificate before enrolling in the Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics I and II certificates. View details in the College Catalog - Technician I | Technician II

Career Opportunities

The need for skilled individuals to support modern manufacturing systems is ongoing.

Graduates of the degree program may accept positions such as industrial technician, process specialist, and automation technician. Median wages for these positions were about $55,000 annually in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Graduates of the Basic Manufacturing Certificate will be able to configure and troubleshoot basic manufacturing systems. Graduates of the Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics I and II certificate programs will have the ability to manage,investigate, repair and troubleshoot advanced manufacturing systems with the aim of operational efficiency and cost control.