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The future of machining

The future of machining is making its way to Western Colorado Community College and rural communities on the Western Slope, thanks to a generous gift made by the Sturm Family and ANB Bank. The donation, which totaled nearly half a million dollars, went to building a state-of-the-art mobile learning lab. The 53-feet-long, 8-feet-wide classroom will offer mechatronics courses to high school students, adult learners and employees enrolled in company training. The mobile learning lab is able to travel throughout Colorado and can make stops in rural communities of all sizes. Students will gain an understanding of how separate systems work together to make complex devices operate, and will learn how to build, fix and run these systems.

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Bring the WCCC mobile learning lab to your community for credit or non-credit training.

Topics Offered

  • Electrical (AC, DC)
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Motors
  • Compressors
  • PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers)
  • Electronics
  • Robotics

Contact information

Josh Pertile at 970.255.2560 or jpertile@coloradomesa.edu

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How it all began

Learn more about the Sturm Family's contribution and how it all began.

Read the story on CMUnow