The thirty-thousand square-foot, Industrial & Manufacturing Technology Center was opened for classes in January of 1998. The facility provides ample and flexible space essential to support College's Industrial & Manufacturing Technologies Department and it's related training components, as well as providing expansion capabilities for future program development.
A sampling of the departments diversified Industrial-related training courses include:
The Industrial and Manufacturing Technology Center, in conjunction with the Maritime Sciences Department, provides students with a virtual "supermarket" of integrated technical training opportunities on the MERTS campus. Additionally, this new facility provides sophisticated telecommunications links, staging areas and the fabrication/repair support necessary to address the needs of various research projects conducted in the regional area.
Unique Instructional Delivery:
Many classes and degree programs at the MERTS campus utilize a "modularized open entry/open exit" education delivery approach. Training in those areas is delivered in a flexible format, typically allowing students to start any time and choose their own attendance schedules. The programs are self-paced and guided by skilled instructors, emphasizing hands-on learning. This proven delivery method allows students and employers alike to coordinate a training schedule to acquire new or advanced skills while continuing to work at their present positions.
For additional information regarding course offerings or to make an appointment to tour the facility or meet with one of our faculty members please contact our program assistant at 503-338-7670.