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Tech Skills Needed in Modern Manufacturing

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The complex supply chain system disruptions have caused challenges in our economy and tested consumers’ patience. Given the import shortages on items from food supplies to apparel to technology parts, some organizations are thinking about domestic production. 

The U.S. manufacturing sector is ripe for rapid growth and workers skilled in advanced or smart manufacturing specifically are/will be in high demand. Dr. Sagil James is an associate professor in mechanical engineering at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). His research areas include advanced manufacturing, smart manufacturing, and process modeling and simulation. He brings more than 15 years of combined academic research and industry experience to his role as the creator and lead instructor of the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Certificate (AMEC) program. This innovative program will teach students skills in industrial automation, smart manufacturing, emerging manufacturing technologies and optimization of the manufacturing process.

Dr. James said, “Students of the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Certificate program will have an opportunity to improve their manufacturing skills, stay competitive and quickly advance in their careers. This program will provide the students with a broad foundation in the fundamentals of advanced manufacturing engineering, technology, and principles and expose them to cutting-edge technologies that enhance value and increase the productivity of industrial manufacturing. Graduates can start their rewarding career as a Manufacturing Process Engineer, 3D Printing Engineer, Automation Engineer, and so on.” 

The AMEC program can be completed in four months and the next start date is in February 2022.

Debbie Vengco