Earn While You Learn

The Central VA Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program at Richard Bland College prepares students for a rewarding career in a high demand field.  The Central VA FAME AMT Program combines college coursework with paid, on-the-job training and experience, as well as personal behaviors and core manufacturing skills desired by manufacturers.  This program combines cutting-edge curriculum with paid work experience; it integrates highly sought-after business principles and best practices of world-class manufacturers. it is more than a job; it is a pathway to a successful career.

The Central VA FAME AMT provides real-world paid working experience through a sponsorship with one of our area manufacturers. It includes a 5-semester multidisciplinary, multi-skilled educational program with courses in electricity, fluid power, mechanics, fabrication, troubleshooting, problem-solving, etc. Earn an Associate of Science degree and get an AMT Certification.