Build the Skills for a Stable Career: Discover Advanced Manufacturing

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With clean production facilities, good pay, and a high demand for skilled workers with technical knowledge, advanced manufacturing in America is changing some of the long-held perceptions about the world of “factory workers.”  In today’s manufacturing climate, technicians with specific knowledge and skill sets are operating and maintaining complex automated machinery and bringing new products from design to reality.

A Growing Sector

A study published by the Manufacturing Institute predicts that about 2 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will be vacant by 2025. Like this U.S. trend, manufacturers in North Carolina are actively seeking skilled workers. To meet this need, Gaston College offers 10 Advanced Manufacturing Programs and has recently opened a state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

Students can choose from several different degrees and apprenticeship programs, as well as a number of diplomas and certificates. All of the Advanced Manufacturing programs are designed to help students secure jobs and simultaneously be prepared to continue studies at a four-year university.

Choose Your Specialty

Advanced manufacturing encompasses several areas of technical expertise in industries like automotive systems and electronics. We offer all of the following degree programs under the umbrella of Advanced Manufacturing. Click one of the programs below to learn more.

Be the First to Enjoy our New Center

The new 21,000 square-foot Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) is equipped with everything students need to be fully trained for the workforce through hands-on learning. The center is within the Gastonia Technology Park, off Highway 321 South in Dallas.

The Job On the Other Side

The story of the Advanced Manufacturing program starts with the growing need for technicians in our area. Our program is a response to that need, and our students have the unique advantage of being primed for these specific, available employment opportunities.

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