Advanced Technology & Academic Center (ATAC) Open House

Thursday, April 24




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Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate Program

Classes starting: June 16, September 2 and October 27

Register at www.greatbay.edu/atac

Classes Starting

Summer classes: May 19

Fall classes: September 2



The Great Bay Community College heron represents, among other things, the college’s home in the Great Bay area, as well as forward motion and upward mobility of its students and the community, faculty, staff, and community partners.


The idea for this visual representation stemmed from a vital and universal element of advanced manufacturing: CAD/CAM technology. On a grid, points were plotted and shaded to mimic extruded shapes. A 3D bird was born.


The heron breathes life into the message of “High Tech. High Demand. High Pay.” Opportunities abound for students of Great Bay’s Advanced Technology & Academic Center.


Great Bay's
Advanced Technology &
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Offering training for in-demand advanced manufacturing careers and a full complement of other academic courses

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The Advanced Technology & Academic Center (ATAC) is the newest campus of Great Bay Community College, with a focus on highly technical composites manufacturing training to serve job seekers, career builders and business owners. ATAC also offers a broad array of courses in other academic fields.

Advanced manufacturing is part of New Hampshire’s largest industry sector, making up 19% of the state’s economy and paying out $6.4 billion in wages/benefits annually to 80,000 employees.

(Smart Mfg. and High Tech Lead N.H. Economy, March 2011, N.H. Center for Public Policy.)

Advanced manufacturers in New Hampshire and surrounding states are in great need of highly skilled employees, and ATAC is the place to get customized training.

Program Highlights

ATAC offers 17,000 square feet of classroom, computer, academic support and state-of-the-art technology laboratories. In addition to Advanced Manufacturing courses, students can also take other Great Bay courses and start a degree in programs like business, marketing, computer science and more.

Staff is prepared to serve 500-plus students each semester.

ATAC offers a wide array of credit and non-credit courses.

Advanced Manufacturing courses can fulfill hands-on training needs for area manufacturers who are in need of skilled workers.


Today's manufacturing employees earn higher wages and receive more generous benefits than other working Americans. Most of the difference in compensation is due to the fact that manufacturers provide a higher level of benefits for workers than do other industries, including paid leave, supplemental pay and insurance.

Manufacturing Institute, MAPI, NAM, Facts About Manufacturing (2011)

Advanced Composites Manufacturing courses are part of a four-tier program:


Foundational Skills

Build hard and soft skills including problem solving, teamwork, conflict resolution, math, reading and comprehension.


Introductory Skills

Gain blueprint reading, applied math, computer, safety skills and industry expertise.


Specialized Training

Choose from a range of eight advanced manufacturing concentrations:

Paint operator, weaving technician & preform finishing, resin transfer molding, bonding/finishing operator, quality inspector and coordinate measuring machine (CMM) operator, composites milling/CNC set-up operator, composites repair technician, high performance composites fabrication.


Options for Advancement

Pursue opportunities to build leadership and advanced technology skills; pursue an associate’s degree in Technical Studies and transfer credits to four-year institutions on your way to earning advanced degrees.

High Tech. High Demand. High Pay.

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Get in Touch

  • Contact info in Rochester
  • Great Bay Community College
  • Advanced Technology & Academic Center
  • 5 Milton Road
  • Unit 32
  • Rochester, NH 03867
  • Jeffrey Pruyne
  • Outreach & Enrollment Counselor
  • 1.800.522.1194
  • jpruyne@ccsnh.edu
  • Contact info in Portsmouth
  • Academic Planning Assistance
  • Admissions Office
  • 603.427.7600
  • Fax: 603.330.3001
  • askgreatbay@ccsnh.edu