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Free Manufacturing Program Offered by Community College of Philadelphia

Pathways to Advanced Manufacturing Program

The Pathways to Advanced Manufacturing program prepares participants for entry-level employment in the advanced manufacturing industry. The program includes classroom and hands-on technical skills instruction.

This program includes the following courses:

  • Occupational Safety & Heaklth administration: OSHA 10, General Industry (10 hours)

  • Shop Mathematics: math for Occupational Technologies (45 Hours)

  • Blueprint Reading: Print Layouts & Measuring for Machining (45 Hours)

  • Introduction to Welding Technology (18 Hours)

  • Introduction to Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Precision Machining (44 Hours)

  • DC-AC Electricity (44 Hours)

  • Electrical Wiring (57 Hours)

  • Mechanical Aptitude Test Overview (18 Hours)

  • Winning Work Habits (12 Hours)

Upon completion of the program, participants will earn an OSHA 10 certification and are enrolled to take the following nationally recognized certification examinations: national Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) examinations for Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout, and Measurement, Materials & Safety; The Association for Packaging and Processing technologies (PMMI) Mechatronics Certification Test - Industrial Electricity 1.

This program is for:

  • Out of School Youth

  • Low Income Individuals

  • Citizens with Disabilities

  • Ex-Offenders

  • Unemployed or Underemployed Individuals

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Math and English Assessment

  • Mechanical Aptitude Test

Program Dates

September 23 - December 17, 2019

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Community College of Philadlephia

Center for Business and Industry

18th and Callowhill Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19130

West Regional Center

4725 Chestnut Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19130

(Welding will take place at Benjamin Franklin High School)

To learn more, contact Vida Wright at

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