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Program Description

Bossier Parish Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics program began in 2014 with funds from a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. With the expansion of industries in Northwest Louisiana, industry leaders and educators saw a need for certifications for employees to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair industrial machines.

BPCC’s program helps students build strong skill sets in the principles of electronics, mechanics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and industrial sensors that will be used throughout their careers in a wide range of manufacturing systems. Students in these programs will receive training and have the opportunity to test for a variety of industry based certifications including Certified Production Technician (TCA program), SIEMENS Level I (CTS program) and SIEMENS Level II (AAS program).

Academic Programs

BPCC offers three programs in Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics:

  • The 12-hour, one-semester Technical Competency Area (TCA) is aligned with an industry-recognized certificate – Certification for Manufacturing (C4M).
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  • The 33-hour, one-year Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS). Students completing the CTS also receive the TCA credential.
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  • A concentration within the Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology (AAS).
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This project is sponsored by a $15.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The AMMQC program is an Equal Opportunity program. Adaptive equipment is available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

Advanced Manufacturing Mechatronics and Quality Consortium (AMMQC)