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FRCC DTECH Grads Compete in International “Bus Roadeo”

DTECH Team

Back when Noah Stwalley and Jackson Hughes were accepted into FRCC and RTD’s Diesel Technology Training program (DTECH), it probably didn’t occur to them that they would eventually end up showing off their skills at an international competition. But that’s exactly where they landed recently—at the International Bus Roadeo. What Exactly is DTECH? The DTECH […]

What Can You Do with a Certificate or Degree in Automation & Engineering Technology?

Last year, Front Range Community College announced its plan to open a new Center for Integrated Manufacturing in Longmont, which will expand training options for Colorado’s booming manufacturing industry. The center will house four FRCC programs, including the brand-new Automation and Engineering Technology program. But what, exactly, is this area of study—and what do people […]

FRCC Gets Major NSF Grant for New Manufacturing Program

Longmont, Colo. – The National Science Foundation has awarded Front Range Community College a grant for close to half a million dollars for the creation of a new manufacturing program. This Advanced Technological Education grant comes as the nationwide manufacturing industry is struggling to address a shortage of skilled technicians. In northern Colorado, advanced manufacturing […]

Of Plumbers, Philosophers, and the Dignity of Work

I’ve long been taken by this observation: “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” John W. Gardner, the founder of Common Cause, and […]

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