What is Advanced Integrated Manufacturing?
The Advanced Integrated Manufacturing program at Madisonville Community College will introduce students to the various techniques and processes used in today s modern manufacturing environment. The program will begin with basic safety then progress to concepts such as quality control in manufacturing, lean manufacturing (the elimination of waste) and lean six sigma (the elimination of variation in a process).
AIM will help students who are undecided on what path to take in the applied tech arena. The classes will expose them to a variety of practical skills that can be used in their daily lives both in and out of the workplace and will assist them in taking the path that best suits their interests and career goals.
What are my career choices?
The program will give students the basic manufacturing knowledge and skills that will assist them when applying, interviewing and performing as an entry level operator in the manufacturing environment. For anyone already employed in the manufacturing field AIM courses will give them a broader skill set that will be useful when applying and interviewing for a new position at the workplace.
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
- Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Certificate
- Plastics Processing Certificate
Training and Certification
AIM 1201 Introduction to Plastics - Paulson Training and Certification
"Paulson Injection Molding Fundamentals" is a certification that has worldwide recognition. This can be earned in the AIM 1201 - Introduction to Plastics course that will be done online and in the AIM Lab. Since Madisonville Community College is certified by Paulson, all of the training, testing and certifications are integrated as part of the AIM 1201 class. This means that the student will not have to pay extra for the Paulson training or certification.
Students will receive thorough training that is uniquely designed to increase their plastics knowledge which will help them to better understand the basic aspects of injection molding. The AIM 1201 Introduction to Plastics course, along with the Paulson Training will teach students the whys of molding, why a specific event occurs and why a certain adjustment is made in that given situation. Paulson s training combined with the targeted training and molding background of Madisonville College s instructors will further enhance the skill level of all students.
Information and history of the Paulson Training
In 1977, they began training with a concentration in the plastics industry. To date they have helped over 5,000 companies and 50,000 plastics professionals with training that is truly the best in its class Powerful Training, Proven Results. Their extensive interactive courseware library provides solutions for every area of any company from front office to shop floor. Paulson Training Programs is a total solution for all plastics processors and others in the plastic s industry.
Paulson Training is where all of the top plastics companies turn when they know they need the best training available anywhere. Over 80% of the top plastics processors in the world use Paulson programs and over 100 colleges and universities use Paulson courseware in their curricula. Here is a link to their website. http://www.paulsontraining.com
This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC's general admission requirements.
Length of Program
Due to the flexible on-site scheduling of laboratory course work and online delivery of instructional course work, the time it takes to complete the degree requirements will vary.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.