Advanced Manufacturing

Bartow is ready for your company. In and around Bartow is 300+ miles of rail; 10 million people within 100 miles; three deepwater seaports within 75 miles; and three international airports within 60 miles. In all of Polk County, manufacturing employs 18,000+ in 2019, which generates $24.4 billion in GRP. Manufacturers in and around Bartow are Mosaic, NUCOR, Peace River Citrus Products Coca Cola and others. Businesses may access training in high end manufacturing jobs each year through one of Bartow’s closest colleges: Polk State College – Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI).

Next Level Talent Training

Polk County’s next generation talent is ever-growing and uniquely trained for success. Offering a pipeline fueled by seven institutions of higher learning like Polk State College, which will design curricula to meet an industry’s needs, and Florida Polytechnic University, which prepares students to work in STEM fields, Polk County is also home to top-tier vocational schools and technical colleges.

Polk State College’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) provides manufacturers with access to state-of-the-art technology, affordable workforce development, and innovative training solutions for hurdles met in today’s market-driven economy.  Polk State AMI is home to the award-winning Mosaic EIA (Electrical, Instrumentation, and Automation) and Mechanic/Millwright Apprenticeship Programs, facilitating the success of over 150 graduates since 2007. AMI strives to help the manufacturer in closing their skill-set gap by further developing employee’s abilities, utilizing cost and time-efficient instructional methods in classes such as:

Industrial Instrumentation Courses

AMI offers the only training of this kind, at this scale, in the state of Florida. We have courses in Instrumentation Fundamentals, Leveling 1 & 2, Flow 1 & 2, Pressure/ Temperature Calibration, Liquid Analysis, and several other specialty classes, all utilizing classroom theory and hands-on training with the college’s Process Training Unit (PTU). These courses are ideal for individuals interested in the fields of applied, technical, or industrial metrology.

TriNova Technical Training

Phase 1: Online Placement Exam
Cost- Free
Duration – 30 Minutes
Results – Class Placement Report
Delivery of Results – Within two business days

Process Control & Automation
AMI has a unique relationship with Rockwell Automation that enables the college to offer training on all of the newest versions of available automation software, taught by instructors that have years of experience in the industry. The Advanced Manufacturing Institute has recently begun offering all of the ControlLogix courses necessary for individuals to complete and become eligible to sit for the corresponding ControlLogix Certificate assessment test. AMI also offers a 4 day basic PLC course that gives the students an opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certification.
Entry Level- Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs)

Electrical Maintenance Courses
The school offers a variety of Electrical courses tailored for incumbent workers and the growth of their technical maintenance and troubleshooting skills.

Mechanical Maintenance Courses
The school offers a variety of Mechanical courses tailored for incumbent workers and the growth of their technical maintenance and troubleshooting skills.

Precision Maintenance Course

Industry Certification Programs
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) – Certified Production Technician (CPT)
Mechatronics – Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 1 (PMMI Certification)
Mechatronics – Industrial Electricity & Troubleshooting 1 (PMMI Certification)
Mechatronics – Mechanical Components & Troubleshooting 1 (PMMI Certification)
Mechatronics – Fluid Power 1 (PMMI Certification)
Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT)

Customized Courses / Programs
In addition to the courses AMI has available for open enrollment, the institute also offers programs that incorporate multiple industry competencies to assist companies in their cross-training efforts.  Companies that have specific needs can choose from our list of Electrical and Mechanical maintenance courses to design a customized training package that accurately addresses the needs of the company.

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