Calhoun’s Career Services Department to Host Information Session for 2018-19 Calhoun/Toyota Fame Amt Program

January 29, 2018

Calhoun Community College’s Career Services department will host an information session for individuals interested in enrolling into the 2018-19 Alabama Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (F.A.M.E) Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) program. The general session will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at the Aerospace Training Center (ATC) on the Decatur campus.

The F.A.M.E. AMT Program is a partnership among Calhoun Community College, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and other area manufacturing businesses and industries. Each year, approximately 15 students are selected to be a part of this exclusive two-year technical degree program, which includes cutting-edge curriculum that supports advanced manufacturing technology, paid working experience, along with the opportunity to learn highly sought-after business principles and best practices of a world class manufacturer.

The F.A.M.E AMT program is ideal for students who have a high interest in STEM or who have participated in activities such as the BEST Robotics competition or Project Lead the Way. Students interested in applying must test into credit-bearing math and English courses based on their ACT or Accuplacer score.

“Once enrolled in the program, students have the opportunity to begin working with sponsor companies such as Brown Precision Inc., EFi Automotive, Georgia-Pacific, Packaging Corporation of America, Polaris, Snap-on Tools, Sonoco and Toyota. Starting salaries begin at $13.55/hour with the potential for performance-based raises and bonuses,” commented Kelli Morris, Director of Career Services and Co-op Learning.

The program boasts a 100% in-field placement rate for graduates. Students have the potential to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Advanced Manufacturing and two years of industry experience, without any school-related debt. Interested students can apply online at until 11:59 PM CST on March 1, 2018. For more information, please contact Kelli Morris at 256-306-2602 or at