ATAC Credit & Non-Credit Programs

Credit Programs

Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate

atac_programs1.jpgAdvanced manufacturing is part of the state’s largest industry sector, making up 19% of New Hampshire’s economy. The economic impact of jobs in advanced manufacturing far exceeds that of jobs in other industries.  This program prepares participants with skills and knowledge required for jobs in the high growth fields of composites manufacturing and aerospace. 

Manufacturing Specializations

Nondestructive Testing

Nondestructive testing (NDT) is the examination, test, or evaluation of a part without destroying or altering the part in any way, for the purpose of determining whether conditions exist that might have an effect on the usefulness of the part. The goal of this certificate program is to prepare students for employment as high-quality entry-level technicians within the diverse industries that NDT serves. 


The CNC certificate prepares participants for jobs as computer-controlled milling machine operators for metal and plastic. A CNC (computer numerical control) machine cuts and drills materials with precision; materials including metals, plastics, and composites.  A CNC operator controls the machine, loads and unloads work pieces, checks for quality of the parts, and maintains the machine.  In addition, a CNC Set up Operator sets up program datum, works holding fixtures, and replaces worn tooling.  The program spans two terms and prepares students for entry-level jobs as CNC operators.

Technical Studies Associate in Science

student at cad computerThe Technical Studies Associate in Science degree is designed as an individualized program of study in an area not otherwise offered at the College.  Students from recognized apprenticeship programs or students with recognized, technical specialties may complete the Associate degree in Technical Studies.  Students with industry training equivalent in hours to 24 credits and documented by certification exams may receive credit for the Technical Specialty core.

Non-Credit Programs

Composites Training for Manufacturing Professionals

lab photoAre you working or would you like to work in design and manufacturing of advanced composite structures? This program is intended for both newcomers and experienced engineers and other manufacturing professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills in advanced composite materials, processes, methods and techniques. The labs are equipped with the high level technology, equipment and tools you will find in advanced manufacturing facilities. Each course includes theory with plenty of hands-on experience that promotes learning, doing and retention. Learn More


The WorkReadyNH program at Great Bay Community College helps job seekers and career builders improve their skills and add a nationally recognized credential to their resume. 


Explore a career in product engineering, programming, designing or drafting. Prepare for the Certified Solidworks Associate Exam (CSWA) which indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering practices and principles.


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