Community College of Baltimore County makes the M-List
College offers credit and certificate programs in advanced manufacturing
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (January 30, 2014) – The Community College of Baltimore County is the newest member of The Manufacturing Institute’s M-List. The M-List is a national recognition of high schools, community colleges and universities that are teaching manufacturing to industry standards.
Specifically, these institutions offer students the opportunity to earn National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certifications as a standard part of their manufacturing education programs.
“CCBC is proud to be included among the outstanding programs recognized by the Manufacturing Institute. Our focus on industry-standard skills and certifications not only prepares students and clients for gainful employment, but are also designed to serve the specific needs of the Chesapeake Region’s manufacturing community,” notes Doug Kendzierski, Chairman of Applied Technologies at CCBC. “Stay tuned - we are developing new programs in advanced manufacturing, digital fabrication and industrial technology for release in the near future!”
“The development of fast-paced technology has completely changed the manufacturing industry. High-tech, challenging equipment has replaced the greasy, dirty machines of years past. CCBC Manufacturing Technology students learn to manufacture parts from metal and plastics using saws, surface grinders, manual mills and lathes, and CNC machining centers and CNC lathes,” notes William Werneke, Manufacturing Technology Coordinator for the School of Applied and Information Technology.
CCBC’s School of Applied and Information Technology and its Continuing Education programs currently offer a wide range of Manufacturing and Skilled Trades programming. The M-List specifically cited CCBC’s CNC Machinist Certificate and Manual Machinist Certificate for credit and Machine Tool Short-Term Training for non-credit. Specific programs are listed on the M-List website at http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/Skills-Certification/M-List/State-Profiles/Maryland/CCBC.aspx.
According to Jay Bouis, coordinator of Technical Training--Manufacturing for CCBC Continuing Education, “Fifteen students have completed the Machine Tool Short-Term Training program since September 2012, with ten or more expected to complete in March 2014. Every student who has successfully completed this program has received one or more job offers.
With ongoing input from a diverse advisory board, and mock interviews conducted at the campus, this program is helping students to enter well-paid, highly skilled positions at companies such as M.S. Willet, Clark Machine, Black and Decker, GE and Flight-Fab to name only a few. Students train at CCBC Catonsville 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., four days a week, Monday through Thursday and finish in approximately six months.”
Many of the skills offered in these programs have been and are offered by CCBC as contract workforce training. This training includes options for both onsite training at corporate manufacturing facilities, or at CCBC facilities. For more information, visit http://www.ccbcmd.edu/sait/tech_studies/manufacturing.html and http://www.ccbcmd.edu/ceed/classes/at_manufacturing.html.
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Providing accessible, affordable and high-quality education since 1957, CCBC educates more than 70,000 students each year, including half of all Baltimore County residents attending college in Maryland as undergraduates. Committed to student success and the development of lifelong learners who strengthen our regional workforce and enrich our community, CCBC has also been selected to participate in Achieving the Dream, a national student success initiative. In 2011, the Chronicle of Education honored CCBC as one of only 26 community colleges across the nation named “Great Colleges to Work For.”
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