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Advanced Manufacturing Technician

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The Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program draws heavily from the Mechatronics Associates degree yet also provides enough hands-on and experiential learning to provide students the skills needed to quickly enter the region's manufacturing industry. Students would be able to continue their education by stacking this certificate towards completing their Associates Degree in Mechatronics.

The Advanced Manufacturing Technician at Berkshire Community College will offer students a career path towards the operation of electro-mechanical systems with a focus of manufacturing technology. Students will acquire basic skills on the fields of electronics, manufacturing, automation and design. This program is tailored for students with hands-on learning interests, and not the abstract theoretical differential calculus based concepts of more traditional engineering programs. This program addresses the increasing needs of local and global industries for well-rounded technical professionals that can quickly adapt to changes in modern technology.

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Questions or concerns?

Jose Colmenares
Assistant Professor of Engineering

Email: jcolmenares@berkshirecc.edu 
Phone: 413–236–4695

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At the Berkshire Innovation Center, we work with local manufacturers to address the challenges they face. A growing problem for these employers is finding skilled talent. Job seekers who have earned this certificate from BCC will find themselves in high demand with many opportunities for careers in advanced manufacturing.”

Tim Butterworth, Operations Manager from the Berkshire Innovation Center

JOB GROWTH & WAGES

Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights

$59,380 per year
$28.55 per hour

Machinists and Tool and Die Makers

$47,940 per year
$23.05 per hour

Metal and Plastic Machine Workers

$38,270 per year
$18.40 per hour

If continuing towards a 2 year mechatronics degree

Electro-mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

$60,360 per year
$29.02 per hour

Robotics technician

$55,000 per year
$26.44 per hour

POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights
  • Machinists and Tool and Die Makers
  • Metal and Plastic Machine Technician

If continuing towards mechatronics degree:

  • Electro-mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
  • Robotics technician
LOCAL EMPLOYERS
  • Sonoco Plastics
  • Intertek
  • LTI Smart Glass
  • Berkshire Innovation Center
  • Unistress
  • Interprint
  • and many other manufacturing facilities
TRANSFER SCHOOLS

Schools where students transfer: Northeastern University