The Nord Advanced Technologies Center is a 50,000 square-foot facility with a focus on today’s manufacturing processes. On-site training includes everything from CNC machining and programming to computer-integrated manufacturing. The Nord Advanced Technologies Center has the instructors, facilities, equipment and dedication to help you meet the challenges of a competitive, global marketplace.

Industry Services

  • Advanced manufacturing technologies training
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Customized (credit/non-credit) technical training
  • Transformations (dislocated worker programs)
  • Non-credit continuing education programs
  • Training needs analysis
  • Industrial safety programs
  • Job profiling/DACUM

Technical Specialties

  • Automation/robotics
  • CNC machining and programming
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Computer aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
  • Computer maintenance and networking
  • Drives
  • Electrical/electronics
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Fluid power
  • Hydraulics/pneumatics
  • Instrumentation and process control
  • ISO/QS 9000 training
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Metrology and precision measurements
  • Microelectronics and digital logic
  • Microprocessors and applications
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Quality/SPC
  • Six-Sigma
  • Welding

Assessment and Training

  • The Work Profiling System (WPS) is an effective tool for measuring the abilities and attributes required for any position in your organization.
  • The AccuVision Workplace Success Skills system measures interpersonal skills in the workplace.
    Apprenticeship programs are offered in manufacturing trades, and can be custom-designed for your individual company or employees.
  • Training Needs Analysis to help organizations determine their appropriate training requirements.

For more information, contact Ronda Leffel at

On-Site Production Equipment

The Nord Advanced Technologies Center is equipped with the latest production and training equipment:

  • Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Automatic storage and retrieval system (ASRS)
  • AutoCad software
  • Banner sensor trainers
  • Brown & Sharp MicroVal CMM
  • Charmilles EDM
  • Computer aided design (CAD) labs
  • Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) laboratory
  • Electronic test equipment
  • Virtual Gibbs CAM software
  • ESPRIT software
  • VeriCut
  • Fanuc industrial robots
  • Festo valve and pneumatic trainers
  • Vicker hydraulic trainers
  • Haas vertical and horizontal machining centers with Fanuc control
  • Itran vision system
  • Motoman industrial robots
  • Pro Engineer software
  • Process control trainers
  • Programmable hydraulic and pneumatic trainers (PREMA system)
  • Proportional and servo-valve trainers
  • Virtual Gibbs software
  • SolidWorks software
  • VanDorn 35ton Injection Molding Machine