Ohlone is partnering with City of Fremont to establish Earn and Learn Fremont (ELF) program to help job seekers to jumpstart a new career in advanced manufacturing. Click here to watch the news coverage on KRON 4.

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The Smart Manufacturing Technology Program (SMTech) at Ohlone provides entry- level manufacturing technicians with the relevant knowledge and skills for Advanced Manufacturing in the 21st Century. The program provides students with knowledge and skills for Industry 4.0 standards, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Additive Manufacturing, and emerging Manufacturing processes. 

Program Features

  • New state of the art facility with Smart factory and robotic equipment.
  • National Center of Excellence in Industry 4.0
  • Opportunities for internship placement with companies such as Tesla, Lam Research, SLAC, LLNL, LBNL, Evolve Manufacturing, Bay Area Circuits and other local manufacturing companies
  • NSF-ATE Grant funded student internship opportunities
  • Excellent wrap around student support services to ensure academic and career success.

Smart Manufacturing Technology Careers

Students who complete a certificate or the Associate’s Degree in Smart Manufacturing Technology will be qualified for jobs such as:

  • Smart Factory Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Smart Factory Operator
  • Industry Standard 4.0 Technicians
  • Process Technicians
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Industrial Internet of Things Technicians
  • Industry Standard Certification

SMTech Curriculum Guide

Smart Manufacturing Flyer


Dr. Rose-Margaret Itua
Professor of Engineering
Department of Engineering & Engineering Technology
Email: ritua@ohlone.edu
Phone number: 510-659-6132

To Apply: https://tinyurl.com/applysmtech

Classroom scene from Smart Advanced Manufacturing


Highlighted Spring 2021 Courses

Course Schedule Instructor
ETEC-106-01 Electronics for Technicians Mondays
4:40 - 6:15 PM
S. Sukumar
ETEC-112-01 Manufacturing Processes

6:30 - 7:35 PM

M. Firouzi and A. Shing
ETEC-113-01 Safety in Industry

6:30 - 7:35 PM

M. Firouzi
ETEC-126-01 Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Monday
2:50 - 4:00 PM
R. Itua
S. Mathapthi