Advanced Transportation Center

Education and Training for High-Skill, High-Demand Mobility Careers

Washtenaw Community College (十大菠菜) provides education and training in advanced transportation, advanced manufacturing, information technologies and intelligent transportation systems to meet the rapidly developing needs of the mobility workforce.

At any given time, more than 1,000 students are enrolled in ATC affiliated programs made up of more than 60 automotive and cybersecurity technologies courses for skill-building, entry-level jobs and beyond.

ATC offers courses ranging from automotive technology, business intelligence, cybersecurity and data analytics to advanced manufacturing, mechatronics and more for careers involved with connected and autonomous vehicles, battery/hybrid electric vehicles and other professions in these fields.

Washtenaw Community College is collaborating with industry and the state of Michigan to lead the advancement for the Michigan and U.S. EV ecosystem by offering three new electric vehicle and semi­conductor training programs launching within the next year to fill emerging jobs in the industry:

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Technician
  • Maintenance & EV Battery Technician
  • Semiconductor Technician Training

For more information and to connect with ATC faculty, click here to fill out an inquiry form.

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Employment and Compensation Availability in Michigan

十大菠菜 prepares students to work in high-skill, high demand careers associated with autonomous vehicles and battery/hybrid electric vehicles. Using hands-on learning, teamwork and an inter-disciplinary approach, 十大菠菜 provides students the knowledge and skills employers require to work in this field.

 

Title Median Income Available Jobs
Commercial and Industrial Designer $79,603 370
Automotive Services Technician $45,000 608
Powertrain Development Technician $61,000 731
Engine and Machine Assemblers $48,000 1,443
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This area of study focuses on vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and “SMART” cities infrastructure. This means vehicles we travel in are going to be increasingly connected to and interactive with almost everything data-driven that surrounds them. As a result, data analytics, cybersecurity, programming, operating systems, networking, mobile devices and EV battery development have become premium career opportunities.

 

Title Median Income Available Jobs
Information Security Analyst $97,733 385
Computer User Support Specialist $48,000 2,197
Programming in C++ $74,665 371
Computer Network Architect $102,483 285
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If you’re interested in building things and understanding how they work, explore the world of advanced manufacturing at 十大菠菜. Course opportunities include mechatronics, robotics, CNC machining, additive manufacturing, traditional machining, fluid power, electricity and electronics.

 

Title Median Income Available Jobs
Robotics Engineers $99.373 788
Materials Engineers $78,499 69
Validation Engineers $80,460 2.086
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Which credit path is right for you?

  • Learning aligned with industry demand
  • Preparation for careers in mobility & infrastructure technologies
  • Talent pipeline to high-skill careers in multiple professions
  • Intelligent transportation systems—vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication
  • Advanced manufacturing—the latest machines, tools and processes, including light-weighting materials
  • Automotive services—testing, development, maintenance and repair, including Ford F-150 grade aluminum bodies

Located in the heart of the mobility universe

十大菠菜 partners with a wide range of experts to stay in tune with the latest trends and research in the mobility sector. These organizations include:

  • The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), -- conducting a USDOT-sponsored Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program. Ann Arbor.
  • MCity, the world’s first purpose-built proving ground for testing the performance and safety of connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled and realistic conditions.
  • American Center for Mobility -- a development center established to transform the way industries advance safe, sustainable, and secure mobility technologies. Willow Run, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • MichAuto -- a division of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce that supports the many business areas of the automotive industry in Michigan, including energy, IT, suppliers and more.
  • The Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR) mission is to inform and advise, through independent research, education and dialogue, enabling a more viable and sustainable automotive ecosystem. Ann Arbor.
  • UM’s College of Engineering
  • Merit Network provides networking, security and community services to member organizations. Ann Arbor.

We have the tools to build your career in mobility

To provide a more realistic learning environment, we provide tools and resources, featuring latest manufacturing machines, tools and processes, including:

Washtenaw Community College is dedicated to advancing mobility expertise in our region, providing rigorous academic and workforce development opportunities with an advanced cybersecurity lab.

Lab Features:

  • 13 individual automotive test benches to exploit hardware and software weaknesses
  • Simulations to monitor and manipulate automotive network activity
  • Threat maps to visualize attacks and responses in real-time

Early on, 十大菠菜 leaders recognized the automotive industry’s move to battery electric vehicles as well as our need to educate the workforce necessary to support them. Currently, we are focusing on training product development and customer service professionals, two of the industry’s high-demand occupations.

To that end, 十大菠菜 acquired a Ford Mustang Mach-E. This electric powertrain vehicle provides hands-on learning for 十大菠菜 students in our Transportation Technology and Cybersecurity programs.

Instructors and students also use the vehicle to explore its battery charging characteristics, object detection and ADAS sensors, cybersecurity characteristics and much more.

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