Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies - Making It In California
Doing What MATTERS for Business & Industry

Orange County Region

Training, Development  & Innovation Resource Center
1830 W. Romneya Drive, 5th Fl.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Norma A. Alvarado, CACT Director
T (714) 808-4611
F (714) 808-4606

CACT @ North Orange Community College District
HTEC Conference


FEBRUARY 22, 2014

321 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, California 92832

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Industry Focus

The CACT @ the North Orange Community College District, was established to enhance the strength and competitiveness of California’s small to medium-sized manufacturing and technology-based companies and its current and future workforce; through technology transfer, continuous process improvement, and workforce empowerment.

The NOCCCD CACT has evolved into the area’s resource for customized, industry-specific training in:

  • Advanced and environmentally conscious manufacturing processes
  • Workforce development
  • Vocational English-as-a-Second Language (VESL) for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing, and in new and emerging technologies. 

The NOCCCD CACT’s primary industry focus is printing and Flexography (label manufacturing) but it also provides training in machine technology, welding, construction, and engineering.

The NOCCCD CACT, through its Demonstration Site at Fullerton College, provides industry certification, credit classes and training in Printing Technology, and Flexography/Label Manufacturing—Fullerton’s Printing Technology Program is the only community college-based printing program left in Southern California.


Core Competencies

  • CNC
  • Total Quality Management
  • Printing Technology/Flexography
  • Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) for Manufacturing


  • Alcoa Fastening Systems
  • Abbot Label
  • Boeing Company
  • Label King
  • LASCO Bathware
  • Raytheon
  • Toshiba
  • Universal Alloy

Special Projects

Shale Exploration Certification Training
This course will prepare students for a range of positions within the upstream petroleum industry, not just for one type of job. Students will learn the fundamentals of the entire drilling process, including operations conducted by both drilling contractors and service companies. The program offers a comprehensive not-for-credit, college-level training, on drilling that focuses on equipment, operations, and theory, but delivered in a manner easily understood by non-traditional students with minimal to no post-secondary education. View flier for information.


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The interview with the CACT was quite an eye-opener, causing us to realize for the first time just how much 'big bang for the buck' training the Community Colleges offer to local manufacturers and metalworking job shops.

C.H. Bush, Editor
CNC West Magazine