Innovative Workforce Development and Career Readiness Education at Laramie County Community College

LCCC Advanced Manufacturing & Material Center.

An innovative new program at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) is preparing students for careers in machining and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operations.

Safely and effectively operating the manufacturing equipment housed in LCCC’s Advanced Manufacturing and Material Center (AMMC) requires a complex blend of math, engineering, critical thinking, and physical dexterity skills. Students graduating from a 9-week non-credit boot camp at LCCC are prepared for entry-level manufacturing positions. Students will soon—in the Spring of 2024—be able to pursue more in-depth, for-credit programs teaching manual machining and CNC operation.

Both students and community members are eligible to pay a monthly fee to use equipment in the college’s Concept Forge, which is home to 3-D printers, laser cutters, and commercial-grade printers. In the Concept Forge, you can work with experts at LCCC to test business ideas, create prototypes, craft gifts and personal goods, and more.

Whether you’re advising a student who shows an interest or aptitude in CTE, you’re interested in pursuing an in-demand career in manufacturing, or you just want to laser print a buckin’ bronco on a cutting board to give to your in-laws this Christmas, the Advanced Manufacturing and Material Center offers something for everyone.

Interested in learning more? Don’t miss this exclusive video tour featuring LCCC Advanced Manufacturing and Material Center Program Director Dave Curry!