Adv. Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Gearing up for the Future!

Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence


  • High Performance Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Job Instruction
  • Job Relations
  • Job Methods
  • Precision Measurements & Metrics
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Lean Principles
  • 5-S Methodology
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • CNC Programming
  • Electrical Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Robotic Programming


Students enrolled in classes at the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence at Columbus Technical College gain real world knowledge through instructors that work alongside them with the latest in full-scale manufacturing equipment and training aids. Simulation software, robotics and many other hi-tech learning tools are part of the exciting curriculum. Students can even learn how to make 3-D working models through state-of-the-art technology.


The LR-Mate mobile robotic trainer will be used in live demonstrations at area high schools. This will help generate interest in the many careers offered in the advanced manufacturing technology field. Once a high school student completes the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Certificate at Columbus Technical College, he or she has two exciting career pathways from which to choose:

Both programs offer a high-tech combination of hands-on and classroom learning.


Advanced training classes such as Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) and robotic programming are offered to area employers to ensure their team members are equipped with the latest knowledge in the emerging technology fields.


Columbus Technical College can accommodate nearly any schedule for those looking to land, or keep, a job in the ever-growing manufacturing technology industry. Online, evening classes and labs are available.


  • Robotic Welding System eCell
  • Fanuc M16i Robot integrated with Haas VF-2 Vertical CNC Milling Center
  • Lab-Volt Mechanical Training System
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Trainers
  • ZPrinter 450 – 3D Solid Prototyping

For more information, contact Jamie Loyd at 706-649-1449 or