OCTC's AMTEC Simulator Now at OCTC and ECTC

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OWENSBORO, KY (08/09/2018) Owensboro Community & Technical College's (OCTC) Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC) has installed Advanced Manufacturing Simulators at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College (ECTC) and at OCTC.

OCTC's Shawn Payne has been using the AMTEC curriculum as part of a capstone course for a couple of years. With the addition of the simulator he will be incorporating more of the AMTEC curriculum to utilize the lab projects that are designed specifically for the trainer.

"Anything that we can do to ensure that students have the necessary technical skills, enhances their employability and makes them more marketable. With the pre and post tests this curriculum provides me with specific data that the students have a grasp on the concepts and skills needed in today's manufacturing environment" commented Payne.

ECTC is launching a new AMTEC pathway for students at their Springfield, KY campus, utilizing the simulator with AMTEC's online curriculum. This innovative package offered through AMTEC, now housed at OCTC, allows instructors to implement a turn-key system that includes curriculum, and labs, with pre and post assessments. The purchase of an AMTEC system simulator includes two days of onsite training for instructors, as well as a FANUC CERT certification for a faculty member.

"The great thing about AMTEC is that it is industry driven. There is simply no better way to ensure that your subject matter is relevant and that the skills you are teaching are applicable. The partnerships drive the subject mattter, which ensures the relevancy to industry" added Dr. Scott Williams, OCTC President.

AMTEC is a national collaborative initiative, housed at OCTC, made up of more than 70 industry and educational partners focused on creating seamless pathways for highly skilled technicians in manufacturing. To learn more about how this pathway can enhance student outcomes, please contact Jason Simon at jason.simon@kctcs.edu or call 270-686-4616.


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

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