gadsden state community college


The Alabama F.A.M.E. (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) Industrial Automation Technology Program includes a two-year technical Associate degree that combines cutting-edge curriculum that supports advanced manufacturing technology, paid working experience, along with learning highly sought after business principles and best practices of a world class manufacturer.

What makes the int program different?

FAME Students earn a wage while attending college and gain priceless work experience with a global manufacturing leader. While in the two-year program, students can earn $24,000 or more to cover their educational expenses and avoid the costly hassle of student loans. Grants and other forms of financial aid are also a possibility.

what about after graduation?

While not guaranteed, there will be opportunities for the sponsor company to hire graduates as full time employees. Graduates of the INT program will be equipped with the needed skills and experience that many manufacturing companies are actively seeking.

meet our industry partners

Our current industry partners are Bridgewater Interiors, Fleetwood Metal, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, General Dynamics OTS, Koller Craft, Kronospan, Resolute Forest Products and Tape Craft.

Program Requirements

• Have and maintain a 2.5 GPA
• Be able to start MTH100 and ENG 101
• Complete application to GSCC and FAME
• Desire to work in the technical world
• Pass a company drug screening and background check
• Be interviewed by a panel of employers


  • Application deadline

    Applications are due by March 1, 2020.       

  • Final exams
    December 11-17

    Final exams will be held December 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17.

  • Spring semester starts January 10

    Spring classes begin!

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Proud member of Alabama FAME!

For more information, contact Pamela Satcher at 256.549.8605 or