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The Alabama FAME (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 FAME 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 as much as $33,500 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?

After two years at Gadsden State, students who graduate will receive an Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Automation; the FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician credential; five Lean Manufacturing certifications; and two years of verified industrial experience. The best part is graduates have the potential to then begin a full-time career making $60,000-plus a year!

meet our industry partners

Our current industry partners are Bridgewater Interiors, Eastman, GH Metal Solutions, General Dynamics OTS, Honda of Alabama, Koch foods, Koller Craft, Kronospan, M&H Valve, Prince Metal Stampings and Legacy Cabinets.

FAME Information Videos

See interviews with FAME students, industry partners and more on our YouTube channel

Learn more about Alabama FAME


For more information, contact Andy Robertson at 256-549-8615 or 256-835-5427 or