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 non-credit certificate program includes a core year for all students, then divides into two specialized tracks to
select from: either Electro-Mechanical or Tool and Die. Classroom and lab instruction are centered around learning theory then transition to practical application.

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.

Year 1 – Core Classes
  • Electricity 1
  • Machine Process Theory and 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
  • CNC Operations &
  • Programing
  • Advanced Manufacturing


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 9/13/21-12/2/21
Winter 1/4/22-3/17/22
Spring 3/28/22-6/9/22
*dates are subject to change

Year 2*

Fall 9/12/22-11/17/22
Winter 1/2/23-3/16/23
Spring 3/27/23-6/8/23

Contact Us

Director, Clarinda Center

Kristin Smith

Ph: (712) 542-5117
E-mail: kmsmith@iwcc.edu

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 18 years of age, a resident of Iowa, and having your high school diploma, your household income, household size, and skill level will be assessed.
  2. Apply for the program.
    We’ll walk you through the application process.
  3. Meet with a pathway navigator.
    Rachel Jensen, pathway navigator, will help you through the process.

Pathway Navigator

Rachel Jensen

Ph: (712) 256-8800
E-mail: rjensen@iwcc.edu