(February 28, 2017) – Hagerstown Community College will offer an Advanced Manufacturing Institute this summer for area high school students and graduates. This competitive program provides three college credits at the completion of the summer program. Funding from the National Science Foundation allows students to attend the institute for free. It will be held from June 20 to July 27, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 3 p.m., on HCC’s main campus. This is a unique learning opportunity for high school students who are interested in advancing their education in manufacturing technology. Core topics will include principles of mechanical and electrical systems, work safety, tools, fasteners, measuring devices, control systems, lubrication, pneumatics, and fluid power as a primer to more advanced study of these topics. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1501854. Enrollment is limited. To apply for the institute or learn more, contact Tairell Fulmore at 240-500-2632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.