The Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence focuses on training qualified workers in high-growth, high-demand and high-wages occupations in machining, additive manufacturing, robotics, CNC operations and advanced manufacturing. Houston is recognized as a top manufacturing city in the country, with over 10,000 manufacturers who employ more than a quarter of a million skilled workers in the production of plastics, rubber, metals, medical devices, valve, fitting, steel products and petrochemicals.

The Center also supports incumbent worker training and specialized training needs, through partnerships with the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council and the National Institute of Metalworking Skills.


Machining Technology

The Machining Technology program is designed to develop competent support technicians for employment in the field of machine shop and related occupations. Read more

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The AAS degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is designed to develop competent technicians and CNC operators for employment in various manufacturing fields. Read more


HCC Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence receives high praise

Dec 12, 2016

Manufacturing Skills Standard Council Chairman and CEO, Mr. Leo Reddy, was very complimentary of the "extraordinary" Center HCC has built to meet the current and future training needs of the manufacturing sector.


HCC manufactures careers in high-demand field

Oct 12, 2016

The HCC Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence offers degrees in Manufacturing Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology and certificates in plumbing, welding pipefitting, mechatronics, industrial robotics, and automation in collaboration with the School of Continuing Education and the HCC Material Science Center of Excellence.


HCC welcomes new Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence Director

Jun 13, 2016

Frederick Heard is determined to make HCC the number one choice for students to learn about the manufacturing industry.