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Modern-day manufacturing is a fast-paced, high-tech industry that is responsible for making everything—from must-have products that we use everyday to breakthrough technologies like lasers and photonics. Find out how Valencia College can prepare you for a career in this growing industry in Central Florida.

Career Training and Academic Programs

Our programs provide short-term training and nationally-recognized industry certifications that prepare you for a promising career in advanced manufacturing. We also offer opportunities for continuing education and degrees.

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Find Out If You Qualify for Tuition Support

Individuals who meet eligibility requirements may qualify for financial assistance.

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Steps to Enroll

Find out everything you need to do in order to start Valencia’s Advanced Manufacturing program. And remember, we’re here to help every step of the way.

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Careers in Manufacturing

The field of advanced manufacturing is extremely diverse. There is a wide range of job specializations to choose from, all of which offer a life-long career path with many opportunities for advancement.

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“This program has given me the opportunity to succeed in life! I now have a career path I will be able to support my family on.”

– Allysa Snapp CNC,
Machinist Apprentice

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Job Outlook

There are currently more than 5,000 job openings for manufacturing workers, according to the Manufacturers Association of Florida. Employers are heavily recruiting skilled workers to fill open positions.

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Our Partnerships

Valencia’s industry and community partners play a key role in the success of our programs and students. They contribute to curriculum planning, industry alignment, career counseling, job fairs, educational advising and funding.

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Advanced Manufacturing Initiative

Valencia’s “M-Path” initiative is funded by a $2.5 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education.

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