AWC Now Offering New Industrial Degree

2013-06-15 20:20:59

Thanks to a partnership between the Yuma Manufacturing Association and Johnson Controls, Inc., Arizona Western College is now enrolling students for the 2013-2014 Industrial Manufacturing Technology program.

“The program provides students with opportunities to gain valuable skills and knowledge related to industrial manufacturing plant operations required for today’s advance systems management,” stated AWC.

The training courses can be completed for college credit and students can also receive portable credentials for training through National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) where they can later seek employment in the field.

The courses, open to all members of the community via admission to AWC, were developed to help build a skilled workforce to support the growing Yuma manufacturing sector.

“Johnson Controls Inc. of Yuma has lead the way in the development and instructional support of this program of study, which is based on nationally standardized curriculum made possible by Yuma Private Industry Council, Inc., as the NCCER accredited training sponsor working through AWC as an accredited training education facility,” AWC said. “Ed Kromer and Chester Wilson, members of the Johnson Control engineering team, will instruct the fall courses in industrial electrical maintenance.”

The program was developed through the efforts of area stake holders such as YPIC, Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation, Yuma Manufacturing Association company members and AWC.

For more information, contact the Career of Technical Education department at 344-7752 or 344-7567, or Samuel Colton, professor of Welding and Coordinator of Technical Programs at AWC at or 344-7570.