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Gadsden State Community College

Examples of credit and non-credit programs in the college’s Adult Education and Skills Training Division include:

  • Blueprint Reading
  • CNC machining
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Customer Relations
  • Drill Press
  • Electricity and Electrical Safety
  • Electronics
  • Grinding Machines
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Lathes
  • Milling Machines
  • OSHA Regulations and Standards
  • Safety
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Supervisory Training
  • Truck Driving (CDL Class A)
  • Welding (Stick, MIG and TIG)

Additionally, Gadsden State has developed the Focused Industry Training Program, which results in an Alabama Certified Worker status for those who successfully complete it.  Also certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, this program is aimed at meeting the entry-level employee needs of automotive assembly operations and their suppliers in the area.

For more advanced training, the college has developed a two-year associate in applied science degree program in Automotive Manufacturing Technology, with a core curriculum focusing on electronics, troubleshooting, programmable logic controllers and robotic welding.  Its mission is to provide well-prepared, multi-skilled individuals who can perform troubleshooting and technical work to minimize downtime in the manufacturing process. It is not geared to produce assembly line employees, but focuses on electronic and automation technicians.

This 76-hour degree program incorporates a minimum of 22 general education hours, 21 general technical core hours and 33 hours of technical electives.  A 43-hour and a 29-hour Automotive Manufacturing Technology certificate also are offered.

Gadsden State’s Technical Division offers Associate Degree and Certificate programs in many other vocational and technical fields, as described in the Higher Education link. Click here for course descriptions: www.gadsdenstate.edu/tech/index.php.  For complete details, contact Tim Green, Dean of Technical Programs, 256-549-8601, tgreen@gadsdenstate.edu.

As an example, the Machine Tool Technology associate in applied science degree program consists of the following courses.  For more information, contact David Smith, Machine Technology Building, 256-549-8644, dsmith@gadsdenstate.edu.

Area I—Written Composition: 3

• ENG 101 - English Composition I
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Area II—Humanities and Fine Arts: 6

• SPH 107 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
• SPH 116 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
• Humanities and Fine Arts Elective
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Area III—Natural Science or Mathematics: 9

• MTH 100 - Intermediate College Algebra
• CIS 146 - Microcomputer Applications
• MDT 105 - Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) or
• DDT 104 - Basic Computer Aided Drafting and Design
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Area IV—History, Social and Behavioral Sciences: 4

• Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
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Area V—Technical Courses: 24

The following courses are required:
• EET 100 - Introduction to Engineering Technologies or
• MTT 107 - Machining Calculations I
• MTT 121 - Basic Print Reading for Machinists
• MTT 127 - Metrology
• MTT 147 - Introduction to Machine Shop I
• MTT 148 - Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab
• MTT 149 - Introduction to Machine Shop II
• MTT 150 - Introduction to Machine Shop II Lab
• INT 104 - Principles of Technology
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Technical Specialty: 27

• MTT 108 - Machine Handbook Functions I
• MTT 109 - Orientation to Computer Assisted Manufacturing
• MTT 123 - Engine Lathe Lab I
• MTT 124 - Engine Lathe Lab II
• MTT 128 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing I
• MTT 134 - Engine Lathe I
• MTT 137 - Milling I
• MTT 138 - Milling I Lab
• MTT 139 - Introduction to Computer Numerical Control
• MTT 140 - Basic Computer Numerical Control Turning I
• MTT 141 - Basic Computer Numerical Control Milling I
• MTT 154 - Metallurgy
• MTT 181 - Special Topics in Machine Tool Technology
• MTT 202 - Machine Maintenance and Repair
• MTT 219 - Computer Numerical Control Graphics: Turning
• MTT 220 - Computer Numerical Control Graphics: Milling
• MTT 221 - Advanced Blueprint Reading for Machinists
• MTT 235 - CNC Milling Lab I
• MTT 243 - CNC Programming Lab I
• MTT 281 - Special Topics in Machine Tool Technology
• MTT 291 - Cooperative Education in Machine Tool Technology

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One Commerce Square • Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: 256.543.9423 • Fax: 256.547.2351
Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority One Commerce Square, Gadsden AL 35901 Phone.256.543.9423 Fax.256.547.2351