Advanced Technology Center
Areas of Training

 Diesel Mechanic Technology

Upon completion of the Diesel Mechanic Technology program, students will be able to service medium to heavy trucks and equipment. The program provides a foundation in the latest diesel technology and instruction in the service and repair of the vehicles and equipment that technicians will encounter on the job.

This program covers modern diesel engines and fuel management systems, electricity, and electronics found in most trucks and trailers, heavy duty truck hydraulic systems, brake systems, standard and automatic transmissions, suspension and steering systems, HVAC, repair and maintenance of heavy-duty trailers, clutches and differentials with heavy emphasis on diagnosis and repair.

This program is modeled after the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) standards for Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technicians.

 Industrial Manufacturing

Students who successfully complete the industrial maintenance training will be able to take on the challenges and demands of working on mobile and industrial machinery and equipment. Students will learn the technologies needed to perform the day-to-day operations. The topics include: shop safety, blueprint, electrical, mechanical, fluid power, computers, PLC systems, and welding.

Certificate of Completion and AAS Degree offered.-1,012 Contact Hours

 Machining Technology

The machining technology program introduces the student to various machining operations and prepares the student to enter the metal trades industry. Topics include: blueprint interpretation, shop math, metrology, basic lathe, mill, surface grinding, and computer numerical control (CNC, electrical discharge machine (EDM), and programming with introduction of CAD/CAM.

Certificate of Completion and AAS Degree offered- 1,144 Contact Hours

 Welding Technology

The one-year Welding Technology Certificate prepares individuals for employment as a Commercial/Industrial AWS Certified Welder. The program provides a solid foundation in Arc MIG, TIG and Oxy-Acetylene welding principles. The student will demonstrate proficiency in single and multi-pass welding in all positions. Blueprint reading, job estimating, fabrication procedures, metallurgy, and weld inspection are emphasized. Meaningful employment can be found in aerospace, manufacturing, building construction city services such as water treatment plants, gas and water distribution as well as in refineries. The capstone for this Certificate of Completion is WLDG 1427, Welding Codes. Additionally the program prepares the student to take the American Welding Society certification examination.

Certificate of Completion offered – 928 contact hours.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Precision Machining and Mold Making

Machine tool and mold making programs offer training in basic and advanced mill, lathe and grinding operations through use of prints and measuring tools, with emphasis on molding products.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Plastic Technology

Students will learn the most modern technologies, such as mold and machine instrumentation, cavity-pressure control, statistical process control (SPC), introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE), International Standards Organization (ISO). Students who successfully complete the program will be able to take on the challenges of the ever-changing demands of precision and quality requirements of the plastics industry.

Certificate of Completion offered- 736 Contact Hours

The students will gain the skills and technical training needed to measure up to the plastic industry's rapidly growing demand for technically knowledgeable employees. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


  • Identify and define machine controls and concepts of machinery
  • Operate an injection molding machine
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot processing problems
  • Operate auxiliary equipment
  • Identify plastic materials and their purpose as part of predicting product performance
  • Properly start-up and shut-down an injection molding machine
  • Set and adjust molding processing parameters
  • Define purpose and quality control
  • Apply basics of S.P.C.
  • Prepare molds for short- and long-term shelving
  • Demonstrate the basics needed for product and mold design
  • Operate open and closed loop injection molding systems

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Customized Training

Each of our course modules can be combined to provide custom courses depending on your individual requirements. Use our course database to select the modules you need for your custom course. We do require a minimum number of students for all custom courses.

If you are interested in a course that we do not have listed or you need assistance on any of our existing courses please contact us at (915) 831-2350.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Electrical Journeyman

The one-year Electrical Journeyman/Facilities Maintenance Certificate prepares individuals for employment as a licensed electrician in residential, commercial and industrial fields. Meaningful employment can be found in construction, hospitals, hotels, apartment complexes, and office buildings as well as in manufacturing plants. The program provides a solid foundation in basic electrical principles, motors and controls, schematics, and troubleshooting of complex electrical systems. The program also covers commercial and industrial facilities maintenance such as lighting, security systems, fire alarms, elevators and computerized irrigation systems. Additionally the program prepares the student to take the Texas Electrical Journeyman Exam.
Certificate of Completion offered- 736 Contact Hours

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Quality Technology

Prepares the student to enter the quality field as an inspector or advancement for quality technician position. Included are shop math, metrology, and interpretation of industrial drawings, non-destructive inspection and calibration.

Certificate of Completion offered- 480 Contact Hours

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Programmable Logic Control

With computers operating modern machines and being installed on older ones the demand for support maintenance teams is growing dramatically. Most modern equipment is driven by some sort of a computer. With PLC ‘s support and control of today’s sophisticated machines the demand for training of personnel is growing. In today’s workforce, there is a growing demand for highly trained, skilled workers. This program will provide the student with the knowledge to program and maintain the equipment needed to operate all aspects of equipment in the manufacturing, automotive, and in general any automated industries. This is tomorrow’s technical knowledge, today.

ATC provides Customized Training Courses for Allen Bradley , Siemens , and product brands. Our products brands are always expanding to give the customer one stop for total application training needs.

Benefits of Hands-On PLC Training at ATC:

  • All equipment, computers, software and course materials are provided to simulate the equipment on the plant floor.
  • With hands-on training you can ask questions to an experienced instructor. Our instructors have an extensive experience each in teaching automation products and are constantly updating their technical skills on an annual basis.
  • Basic courses as well as advanced courses in PLC are offering at ATC.