AzAMI - Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute

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Leah Palmer

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AzAMI – Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute

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AzAMI – Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute

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

Welcome to AzAMI, a unique center of excellence created specifically to help Arizona business and industry partners stay competitive and provide a pipeline of skilled, career educated, and ready to work employees. 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 latest flyer here.

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Stackable Credentials

Competency based credentials that build your certifications.
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Customized solutions for students & employers

From enrollment to employment, AzAMI can connect workforce opportunities with local and regional businesses building a technically trained, talent 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 results Partnerships 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 Processes

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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