ATC Program Pathways

Program Pathways at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) are designed to give students quality training in high-demand jobs in high-tech fields, including advanced manufacturing, welding, and construction technologies.


Advanced Manufacturing 

With the use of computers, automation, and cloud technology, factories are becoming increasingly efficient and “smart.” Industry 4.0 is the latest phase for the manufacturing sector which has come about because of the Internet of Things and the accessibility of data.

Students will acquire the necessary skills needed for employment in this industry sector. 

Pathways include:

  • CNC Machining 
  • Certified Production Technician (CPT) 
  • Milling and Tooling 
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Certified Technician - Supply Chain Automation (CT-SCA)
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Programs


Quick Facts About Advanced Manufacturing

Quick Facts Advanced Manufacturing Chart

Source: September 2021 Advanced Manufacturing Sector Profile, Los Angeles County Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research


Robotics (In Development)

Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.  Demand for Robotics Technicians is expected to go up, with an expected 1,940 new jobs filled by 2029. This represents an annual increase of 1.64 percent over the next few years.

Pathways Include:

  • Robot Operator – Material Handling
  • Robot Technician
  • CNC Machine Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • PLC/Controls Technician
  • Industrial Controls Integrator
  • Robot Integrator



By 2026, the welding industry is expected to grow by 6%, partially due to aging infrastructure and the development of new buildings, bridges, and roads. Welders will be needed in manufacturing jobs in industries such as transportation, machinery, and architecture. 

Students will acquire the necessary skills needed for employment in this industry sector.

Pathways include:

  • Welding Technology 
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding 
  • Pipe Fabrication Welding 
  • Robotic Welding Automation 
  • SMART Welding


Dual Enrollment Classes for High School Students

High school students can benefit from the career training offered at the ATC through dual enrollment classes, which are offered for all pathways in partnership with the William S. Hart Union School District. Dual enrollment classes allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credit while enrolled in high school. These classes are essential to expanding educational opportunities for high-demand, high-skill, high-wage jobs.


For more information, contact:

Harriet Happel
Dean, Career Education, Integrative Learning and Employment Center


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