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after you graduate?


Watch the video, then apply to the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program and enter a career with great pay, excellent benefits and more!

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A HIGH-TECH PROGRAM made just for you!

What Students need to know...

This exciting two-year work/study Associate Degree program combines cutting-edge curriculum, paid working experience, along with learning highly sought-after business principles and best practices of world-class manufacturers.

Students will attend classes at Vincennes University for three days per week, with eight or more hours of classroom instruction from highly qualified industry experts. Students then have the opportunity to apply this learning at sponsoring companies, earning a competitive wage. This approach not only provides a high-quality collegiate experience, but allows the student to receive two full years of on the job experience with a pay structure designed to cover the expenses of tuition, fees and some personal expenses*.

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES for your student

What Parents need to know...

If your student is ready for college, but NOT student loans and huge college debt, the Advanced Manufacturing Program could be the answer. High-tech, hands-on curriculum, paired with a two-year graduation timeline delivers outstanding value and prepares your graduate for the NUMBER 1 unfilled job opening in the U.S. Graduates hired by sponsoring companies can earn over the average living wage with excellent benefits.

HIGH TECH, two-year degrees for your students

What Educators need to know...

High School Students graduating and entering today’s job market face unprecedented challenges, and YOU see it first-hand. The Advanced Manufacturing Program gives students that thrive in a technical, hands-on environment an outstanding opportunity to earn and learn while they get a degree. It’s a perfect option for students that wish to utilize their strength in STEM to graduate debt-free.  


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT and ROI you can count on

What Employers need to know...

Join other leading manufacturers and support a program that delivers real workforce development ROI. No matter if your company needs 2 employees or 30, the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program at Vincennes University consistently delivers high quality, well-trained candidates year after year.

When you sponsor a student within this program you also have the advantage of two years of real-world experience with the candidate, allowing employer and employee to build a history of successful work and rapport. Becoming a Sponsoring Company is easy and low cost too.  

Quick reference for the AMT program


The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT) includes a two-year Associate Degree that combines cutting-edge curriculum, paid working experience, along with learning highly sought-after business
principles and best practices of world class manufacturers.

Students will attend classes at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana for 3 full days per week, with 8 or
more contact hours of instruction each day. Students will also work the remaining 2 days of the week at
sponsoring companies, earning a competitive wage that is designed to cover the expenses of your college
tuition, books fees and some room and board costs.

Students are responsible for tuition, housing, books, fees, etc. at Vincennes University to equal approximately $35,000. Over two years, students can earn as much as $40,000 and more in wages and other incentives from sponsoring companies. Students must maintain a C or higher in all classes to be retained in this selective program.

Along with Vincennes application for admission, FAME employers review and select participants on the following criteria:

  • Academic success as measured through grades and class rank.
  • Math and English capability as measured through ACT/SAT or Accuplacer scores.(College Algebra MATH 102 and English Composition ENG 101)
  • Participation in Project Lead the Way and other CTE programs (Note: PLTW and CTE experience is not required but improves chances of selection.)
  • Commitment to remaining absolutely illegal drug-free.

Students who will be most successful are College ready, have strong work ethic, time management habits and the ability to learn in a high paced environment. Students in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) or Career and Technical Education programs should be encouraged, as well as those students with strong skills in math, science and a curiosity for how things work. This program is for those who are interested in more than a traditional college experience.

Complete Vincennes Application for Admission, along with the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program application form by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this web page or by going directly to

Recruitment for AMT starts in August for the group that will start in
June of the following calendar year. Students
should apply at the beginning of their senior
year. Waiting until Spring could be too late. Already graduated from high school? No problem! This program is for anyone interested in starting a technical career in manufacturing.

Options at the conclusion of the program include:
  • Continue on to a great job with the company (if company elects to retain the graduate).
  • Continue on to a Bachelors Degree at Vincennes or another school while working full time.
  • Seek employment with another high-tech manufacturer. (According to the National Association of Manufacturers Skilled Technician is the No. 1 unfilled job opening in the U.S. today.)

The AMT program is a partnership between Vincennes University, area manufacturers and other organizations in the Southern INFAME (So.INFAME) Chapter. Manufacturers in this chapter include: Ameriqual, Berry Global, The Hershey Company, Metal Technologies, Print Pack, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Toyota Boshoku Indiana, Toyota Boshoku Illinois, and Thyssenkrupp Presta.  The goal is to meet the skilled worker needs of the growing manufacturing sector.