About the AMT Program | GCTC

What is the AMT Program?

The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT) is a two-year (five semesters) Associate Degree that combines cutting-edge curriculum, paid working experience along with learning highly sought-after business principles and best practices of world-class manufacturers. It is more than a job, it is a pathway to a career.

What makes the AMT Program different?

AMT is more than just sitting in the classroom. The college and the manufacturer work closely together to enhance student learning. In addition to gaining skill mastery in the educational portion of the program, students learn about the culture of manufacturing through manufacturing workshops such as safety culture, lean manufacturing, problem solving, etc. Opportunities to increase communication and presentation skills as well as develop work ethic are also available. Students earn a wage while attending college and gain priceless work experience with global and local manufacturers.

Students who participate in the AMT program will have their tuition and fees paid for by their sponsoring company. Participating manufacturers have their own compensation package and rate of pay, raises, and benefits offered are based on the policies of the individual manufacturer.

Students needing assistance with costs outside of tuition may be eligible for grants and financial aid. Students needing assistance are encouraged to apply early and must start the process by completing an application on the fafsa.gov website.

What about after graduation?

While not guaranteed a position with the sponsoring manufacturer, graduates have an opportunity to be hired with a great salary and excellent benefits. Other manufacturers seek professionals with this level of experience and training, plus graduates may pursue a Bachelor's Degree in fields such a engineering, technology, or business.

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