CACT @ El Camino College
13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
David Gonzales, CACT Director
The CACT @ El Camino helps area manufacturers and aerospace companies compete successfully in changing markets and the global economy. Through technology education, manufacturing training, and services that contribute to continuous workforce development, CACTs are experts in technology deployment and business development. Services include, onsite training, low-or-no cost technical assistance, educational workshops, as well as information on how to qualify for state funds to assist with retraining employees, and upgrading equipment.
- Green Manufacturing Technology Certification
- Six Sigma Green Belt & Back Belt Certification
- Lean Manufacturing Consultations & Certification
- Project Management Professional Certification
- Quality Systems Training & Audit Preparation (ISO, AS, FAA, & NADCAP)
- Aerospace Fastener Manufacturing Technician (Compton Educational Center)
- Robotics, Automation & Manufacturing Technology
- Certified Quality Engineer Certification – American Society for Quality
- AutoCAD, CATIA, & Solidworks
- Manufacturing Enterprise - Technical Assistance & Consultations
The El Camino College, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies serves manufacturers in Los Angles, Orange, and Riverside counties.
- ACE Clearwater Enterprises
- Alcoa Fastening Systems
- BE Aerospace
- Global Communications Semiconductors (GCS)
- Honeywell Aerospace
- L3 Communications
- LISI Aerospace
- Moog Aerospace
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Tri-Star Electronics International, Inc.
- Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies
Advanced Manufacturing Training *NEW*
California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) has partnered with the Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACTs) to provide training in Advanced Manufacturing to qualified students. The Advanced Manufacturing Training program combines technical skills training, workplace readiness, and workshops in areas of high demand.
Project Lead The Way Inc. (PLTW) is a national program forming partnerships among Public Schools, Higher Education Institutions and the Private Sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our education system. First developed in the 1980's by Richard Blais who was then chairman of the Technology Department of an upstate New York school district, PLTW is now offered in over 45 states and the District of Columbia. Project Lead the Way website
Project Lead the Way at the CACT @ El Camino College is called "Engineering Technology." Exciting courses such as Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, provide relevant hands-on activities to stimulate interest and provide meaningful relevance and improve success in higher level Math and Science courses. For information visit: http://www.elcamino.edu/academics/cte/pltw.asp
Engineering: Smart Career Choices —
The CACT @ El Camino College offers a Robotics Academy for high school students (grades 9-12) on Saturdays (12 week course), from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Students completing the Robotics Academy with a passing grade will receive two semester units of college credit for Manufacturing Engineering 70 "Basic Robotics".
The purpose of the Robotics Academy is to introduce high school students to electronics and manufacturing technology through the construction, testing, and operation of functional robots. It is hoped that participation in this academy will encourage students to investigate further the career opportunities available to them in hi-tech fields.
For high school students meeting the California Residency Requirements, there will be no costs related to participate in the Robotics Academy. The entire cost of the Robotics Academy, including all course materials for participants, will be covered by a grant provided to El Camino College by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. Students will be responsible for their own transportation.
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