CAC Governing Board Approves Advanced Technology Curriculum to Support Electrical Vehicle and Industry Training

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing

The Pinal County Community College Governing Board voted to approve new Advanced Technology certificates as part of the consent agenda presented during their January 17 meeting.

Through Advanced Technology Manufacturing, students can now choose to pursue an Industrial Maintenance Certificate or Production Technician Certificate. By completing each of these 18 credit certificates, they can then continue their education toward an Advanced Industrial Maintenance Certificate (35 credits), Advanced Production Maintenance Certificate (35 credits), or an Advanced Production Technician Certificate (34 credits).

“Students can put their career on a fast track by obtaining a certificate in as little as two semesters and gain employment with one of the advanced manufacturing industries in Pinal County,” stated Kristen Benedict, Engineering and Technology Division Chair.

With the vote granted by the Governing Board, CAC will present the new curriculum to the Higher Learning Commission, the college’s accrediting body, for final approval.

CAC plans to begin offering these certificate classes on February 13.

For additional information please contact Sandra Lascher-Zires in the college’s Engineering and Technology Division at 520-494-5308.


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