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Manufacturing Academy

The Manufacturing Academy is an industry-driven program at Catawba Valley Community College, developed by 25 partner companies from across Catawba County, and designed to prepare students for manufacturing positions currently in high demand by many of the region’s largest employers.

Manufacturing Academy


Students that complete this program will be fast-tracked for open positions with sponsoring companies.

The course introduces students to the basic concepts of manufacturing and careers with local companies. Program Modules include:

  • Manufacturing Overview (42 Hours)
  • Problem Solving (9 Hours)
  • Math & Measurements (24 Hours)
  • Teamwork & Communication (9 Hours)
  • Safety (12 Hours)
  • Introduction to Lean/Continuous Improvement/TQM/Six Sigma Overview and ISO Certifications (9 Hours)

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Next Class Date:
April 17, 2017 - June 15, 2017

Interested applicants can contact us at 828-327-7000 ext. 4294 for more information or to reserve a spot in the class.

Local companies involved in creating and supporting the Manufacturing Academy include:


 Advance Pierrie Foods



 CKN Driveline  Hickory Springs Manufacturing
 rmp roll-tech molding products, llc  
 Sherrill Furniture  Shuretape
 Sutter Street MFG. INC.  Technibilt

United Beverages

 WestRock  Vanguard Furniture
 ZF Lemford  Commscope