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Educating Tomorrow's Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

Ramp Up to Be Part of Arizona’s Manufacturing Future

Industrial Manufacturing & Emerging Technology

Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392 | (602) 238-4351

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The Industrial Manufacturing & Emerging Technologies (IMET) program provides career pathways for industrial maintenance, facility operations, mechatronics, manufacturing production, electronics, and more.

  • Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies Degree
  • Certificate of Completion in Mechanical Systems Technology
  • Certificate of Completion in Electrical Systems Technology
  • Certificate of Completion in Mechatronics Level I
  • Certificate of Completion in Power Systems Technology

The coursework is designed to meet desired job qualifications in the advanced manufacturing industry, ​with added student benefits, such as:

  • Access ​to ​paid internships and apprenticeships
  • Network with industry partners​ and gain confidence in your skills​
  • Learn and apply skills in technical classrooms with state-of-the-art
  • equipment including​,​ bu​t not limited to​,​ the following subjects:​ ​
    • Hydraulics
    • Pneumatics
    • Mechanical Systems​
    • Electrical and Electronics Systems​
    • Electric Motor Drives​
    • Robotics​ and Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Add value to your future with affordable community college tuition

CNC & Manual Machining

GateWay Community College, Trade and Technical Training
1245 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85034 | (602) 238-4351

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Build machined parts for aeronautical, automotive and manufacturing industries to name a few. As a precision machinist, you will be in a position to convert raw material into a durable good by using computer numerical control (CNC) machines and various other tools like lathes and mills.

  • Certificate in CNC Machinist
  • Certificate in Manual Machinist

Learn to read blueprints, debug programs, understand safety procedures and guidelines as well as learn how to maintain the machines within nine to twelve months as a full-time student. Our hands-on lab includes:

  • 3D Printing
  • CMM & Optical Measuring
  • CNC Mills, Lathes & simulators
  • CAM & Solid Modeling Software
  • Surface Grinder
  • Manual Mill
  • Manual & Bench Lathe
  • Bandsaw


GateWay Community College, Trade and Technical Training
1245 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85034 | (602) 238-4351

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Welder-fabricator, millwright, structural steel fitter and ironworker are some examples of careers. From skyscrapers and cars to bridges welding shapes lives and communities every day. Welders use hand-held equipment to join or cut metal parts as well as fill holes, indentations or seams of a variety of metal products.

  • Certificate in Advanced Welding
  • Certificate in Welding NCCER

NCCER's curriculum covers topics such as oxyfuel cutting, welding symbols, and stainless steel. The curriculum also correlates to the AWS SENSE (Schools Excelling through national Skills Education) standards and guidelines for an entry-level welder.

  • AWS D1.1 (structure)
  • AWS D1.1 (structure) CNC Mills, Lathes & simulators
  • Thermal Cutting Processes with Oxy-Fuel
  • Plasma Arc cutting
  • Carbon Arc Gouging
  • SMAW, Shielded metal arc welding
  • GMAW, Gas metal arc welding
  • FCAW, Flux-cored arc welding
  • GTAW, Gas tungsten arc welding