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Pre-Trades for Advanced Manufacturing, Career Pathway certificate

welding student at OMICInterested in a career in advanced manufacturing? Explore your options while earning industry recognized credentials with the Pre-Trades for Manufacturing certificate at Portland Community College’s OMIC Training Center. Financial support is available.

The Pre-Trades for Advanced Manufacturing program is a less than one-year certificate designed to prepare job seekers with the skills and hands-on experience to pursue training for a career in the manufacturing trades.

This 16-credit certificate can be earned in 11 weeks and will provide you with the foundations in safety and math, an OSHA-30 certification, and hands-on exposure in welding, machining, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Credits earned in the program count toward additional PCC certificates and degrees in the industrial trades.

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As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

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Career Pathway Certificate: Pre-Trades for Advanced Manufacturing Less than 1 year ban check

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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

APR 162Calculations for the Trades4
APR 200DOSHA 30 General Industry3
or APR 200B OSHA 30 for Pre-Apprenticeship
ELT 125Basic Programmable Logic Controllers2
MCH 121Manufacturing Processes I5
WLD 190BBasic Welding Practice2
Total Credits16

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