Clarinda Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing

Program Overview

Industry partners and Iowa Western have established a demand-driven 2 year non-credit certificate program called the Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing or CEAM. It is designed to meet and sustain the needs of current and emerging advanced manufacturing companies in southwest Iowa.


The CEAM program in Clarinda is a non-credit certificate program currently focused on Electro-Mechanical training. Classroom and lab instruction are centered around learning theory then transition to practical application. Students can take the whole program or attend for a few courses! Student may earn college credit upon completion of the program.

Program Cost

$5,280* for the 2-year program
*Program costs total $15,083.  Costs have been underwritten by an IWCC consortium fund to offer it at a discount.


Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4 pm – 7 pm
All classes are held at our Clarinda Campus,
located at 923 E Washington St. in Clarinda, IA.

Year 1*

Fall 9/05/23-11/30/23
Winter 1/2/24-3/14/24
Spring 3/26/24-6/13/24
*Dates are subject to change

Year 2*

Fall 9/03/24-12/05/24
Winter 1/07/24-3/27/25
Spring 4/01/2-6/19/25


Year 1*
  • Electricity 1
  • Machine Process Theory & Application
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Welding
  • Mechanical Power Transmissions
  • Fluid Power Systems
Year 2* Electro-Mechanical Tech Track
  • Robotics
  • Electricity 2
  • PLC Basics
  • Motor Controls Basic
  • PLC Advanced
  • Motor Controls Advanced
Year 2* Tool & Die Track
  • Machine Trades & Blueprint Reading
  • Workholding Methods
  • Machine Tooling & Repair
  • CC Operations & Programming
  • Advanced Manufacturing
CEAM Sponsors

Contact Us

Director, Clarinda Center

Kristin Smith

Ph: (712) 542-5117

Education 2 Employment

Tuition Assistance is available!

Education 2 Employment provides FREE tuition assistance to residents of Iowa to grow their career skills and further their education.

  1. See if you’re eligible.
    Along with being a resident of Iowa, skill level will be assessed. (high school diploma required per program)
  2. Apply for the program.
    We’ll walk you through the application process.
  3. Come in with questions and leave with a plan.
    Your Pathway Navigator will be your one-on-one advisor to help you along the way and to ensure the program you choose is the best fit for you.
  4. Enroll in your chosen path.
    There are four career pathways to choose from (Health, Education, Manufacturing/Logistics, IT/Business). Upon completion, we’ll help you find employment to utilize your new career skills.

Pathway Navigator

Ph: (712) 256-8800