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What is HCC FAME?

Henderson Community College (HCC) FAME is pleased to announce a new opportunity for those wanting to earn a great career and a college degree at the same time and with little or no college debt! Kentucky (KY) FAME (Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) is based on the nationally recognized Toyota Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) and Computerized Manufacturing and Machining (CMM) program. This “work and learn” model allows participating students to earn an industry recognized degree while gaining valuable work experience in industrial maintenance.

Find out more from a FAME student testimonial!

FAME students in the classroom

Interested HCC FAME applicants must be high school graduates (or equivalent) and be willing to participate in the program’s 40 hour per week, apprenticeship-style format. If selected, you will attend college two days a week while working three days a week at your sponsoring company. In as few as 18 months (5 semesters), you can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. Plus, with the practical skills you gain during your paid work experience, you may get a full-time job with your sponsoring company. Or, you may decide to further your technical education to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

FAME students in the classroom

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2021!

How does the HCC FAME program work?

The HCC FAME program blends classroom instruction with onsite work experience at the manufacturing facility of a sponsoring company. Classes will be offered at Henderson Community College’s Henderson Campus. As a student of the HCC FAME program, you agree to:

  • Attend two full days of classroom instruction per week;
  • Maintain a “C” or higher average in all classes to remain eligible; and,
  • Work three days a week earning a wage set by your sponsoring company.

Checklist for Application to the HCC FAME program:
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2021!

  • Complete the online HCC FAME program application.
  • Apply to HCC
  • Contact Success Coach for next steps or call 270-831-9835
  • Interview with industry representatives (will take place in Spring 2021)
  • Receive notification of admission
  • Begin work at your industry site
  • Begin classes August 2021 at HCC!

Check out some of our IMT and FAME grads as they apply their manufacturing education working in local industry in this video from Henderson Economic Development!

For more information or to apply to the HCC FAME program, please contact:

Amanda Blohm-Thompson
HCC Fame Success Coach
Henderson Community College
270-831-9835

Mark L. Smith
IMT Program Coordinator
Sullivan Technology Center
Room 114
270-831-9831