Advanced Manufacturing Education


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. This program offers three career paths: Robotics Automation, Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) Automation, and Plastics Injection Molding. Training in these areas are related to the high tech manufacturing industry of today’s economy. Completion of the program yields an Engineering Technician Diploma.





Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,248.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,376.58

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Quality Assurance Technician Certificate432Certificate
Manufacturing Technician Certificate864Certificate
Plastics Engineering Technician Certificate1296Certificate
Master Plastics Engineering Technician Diploma1728Diploma
PLC Automation Engineering Technician Certificate1296Certificate
Master PLC Automation Engineering Technician Diploma1728Diploma
Robotic Automation Engineering Certificate1296Certificate
Master Robotic Automation Engineering Technician Diploma1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
P.O. Box 614
1233 East College Street
Pulaski, TN 38478


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Orientation, Safety, Alcohol EDU and Haven training
Technology Foundations
Safety (CPT Module)
Quality Practices and Measurements (CPT Module)
Principles of Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma
CAD for 3D Pringing
CMM Coordinate Measure Machine
3D Printing
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Basic Mechanical Theory and Lab
Basic Hydraulics Theory and Lab
Basic Pneumatics Theory and Lab
Introduction to Electrical Motor Controls
Advanced Hydraulics and Zero Pressure Testing
Introduction to Manual Machining Mill and Lathe
Maintenance Awareness
Mfg Process & Production
Third Trimester: 
Plastics Elective:
Worker Characteristics
Injection Molding Theory and Lab I, Routsis Training
Injection Molding Theory and Lab II, Routsis Training
Advanced Molding Theory and Lab, Routsis Training
PLC Elective for Third Trimester:
Worker Characteristics
PLC Theory and Lab I
PLC Theory and Lab II
Advanced PLC Theory and Lab
PLC project
Robotic Elective for Third Trimester:
Worker Characteristics
Robotic Theory and Lab I
Robotic Theory Lab II
PLC Theory and Lab I
Robotic Project
Fourth Trimester: 
Plastics Elective:
Worker Characteristics
Tool and Die
PLC Theory and Lab I
Robotic Theory/Lab I
Plastics Robotics Project
PLC Elective for Fourth Trimester:
Worker Characteristics
Robotic Theory and Lab I
Robotic Theory and Lab II
Robotic Maintenance
PLC Robotics Project
Robotic Automation Engineering Elective for Fourth Trimester:
Worker Characteristics
Advanced Robotic Theory and Lab
Robotic Maintenance
Advanced Robotic Programming and Troubleshooting


Quality Assurance Technician
Manufacturing Technician Certificate
Plastics Engineering Technician
PLC Automation Engineering Technician
Robotic Automation Engineering Technician

Books and Supplies Lists


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