AzAMI - Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Leah Palmer

Executive Director
AzAMI – Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Cesar Becerra

Career Engagement and Industry Connection
AzAMI – Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute 480-461-7216

Matt Rayman

Workforce Navigation Analyst
AzAMI – Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Alfonso Flores

Career Navigator
AzAMI – Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute 480-461-7337

Program & Career Options

  • Competency Based Stackable Credentials
  • Automation & Robotic Technology
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Machinist Apprenticeship
  • Electronics Technology
  • Electrical/Mechanical Drafting
  • Welding Technology
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes

AzAMI Delivers

  • Qualified Interns
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Certificate Boot Camps
  • Career Navigator
  • Employee Recruitment
  • Job Placement
  • Industry Certificates
  • Degree Programs
  • On-Site Training
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A Premier Advanced Manufacturing Learning Experience

AzAMI provides a pipeline of skilled, career educated, and ready to work employees to help Arizona business and industry partners stay competitive. AzAMI finds solutions for the workforce and opportunities for students. AzAMI offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to meeting a variety of advanced manufacturing needs through a combination of core programs: Electronics, Drafting, Automation and Machining, and Welding. The outcome: A professional and technical workforce trained to meet the growing economic development needs of the region. Download our newest flyer here.

Onsite Job Recruitment

Employers and students connect here at AzAMI at MCC. We also offer hands-on learning opportunities with internships and apprenticeships.
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Career Navigator

Cesar Becerra guides you from enrollment to employment helping you set and achieve your academic and career goals.
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Industry Certifications

National industry validated certifications are embedded in our academic courses.

Customized solutions for students & employers

From enrollment to employment, AzAMI can connect workforce opportunities with local and regional businesses building a technically trained, talented supply chain of motivated and skilled individuals. AzAMI provides industry certifications, relevant degree and certificate programs, flexible models of delivery and even portable labs for on-site training, creating a rich menu of innovative services.

Let’s explore how AzAMI can help you navigate opportunities and find solutions to compete in today’s dynamic advanced manufacturing industry.


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Partnerships that produce resultsPartnerships that Produce Results

AzAMI brings manufacturing sector leaders to the table so that together we can create solutions that bridge education and workforce partnerships to better align technical development and workforce readiness skills, meeting the needs of industry.

Academic Degrees Academic Degrees

AzAMI academic degrees equip employees with technical, employability and academic skill sets that our industry partners and advisory boards have identified as critical to success. Many of our degrees transfer to bachelor’s programs, encouraging students and employees to continue building stackable credentials in their education pathways.

Certificates that validate skills Certificates that Validate Skills

At AzAMI, we design responsive, flexible and on-site programs that will build and strengthen the emerging technical skill sets of our students – your current and future employees – leading to industry, academic, stackable, and competency-based certifications.

Industry Certification Boot Camps Industry Certification Boot Camps

AzAMI has designed short-term, certification Boot Camps for skilled technicians with pre-assessed competencies to help them obtain the recognized industry credentials required in specific technical areas. These credit-bearing Boot Camps increase their employability with job-readiness certifications and the validation of skills and abilities required by many employees.

Earn as your learnInternships and Apprenticeships to Earn as you Learn

Our industry partnerships offer hands-on learning opportunities for students through a variety of on-the-job training experience through internships, job shadowing, mentoring, apprenticeships and career planning resources to recruit and educate the next generation of manufacturers.

Additive Manufacturing ProcessesAdditive Manufacturing

AzAMI has developed the capacity to offer 3D printing processes with a certification in our drafting program. We focus on Fused Deposition Modeling. The FDM machines on campus mirror those used in industry with the capability to print using over 11 types of thermoplastics, including aerospace materials. MCC also has 3D scanning capabilities which allow reverse engineering of existing parts as well as for Metrology (parts inspection and validation). For more information contact Todd Verch at

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NAU Industrial Leadership degree (PDF)

Finish your Industrial Leadership degree with NAU

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Industrial Leadership 90/30 program is a perfect fit for students who are completing certifications and associate degrees in advanced manufacturing and the skilled trade fields and will prepare them for career advancement opportunities.