Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is an advanced manufacturing program that provides the technical, professional, and hands-on skills needed for entry level manufacturing careers. FAME students gain paid work experience while earning an associate degree.

Phone Number
E-mail Address
James Scott, Process and Maintenance Technology Instructor/Department Chair James Scott
Process and Maintenance Technology Instructor/Department Chair
Bobby Lenox, Instructor Bobby Lenox
Nakita Gable, F.A.M.E. Success Coach Nakita Gable
F.A.M.E. Success Coach
A.J. Greggs, F.A.M.E. Coordinator/Success Coach A.J. Greggs
F.A.M.E. Coordinator/Success Coach

About FAME

FAME is a unique work-based learning program that helps to meet the employment needs and challenges in advanced manufacturing. This need is satisfied by providing participants with paid work experience. The students are equipped with a related theory that is cutting-edge and hands-on labs that consist of the latest technologically advanced equipment available. FAME on the Coast offers two career pathways: PROCESS OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY and ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY. Both program curriculums are the same for the first 2-semesters. This allows students time to determine which pathway is best for them. The FAME participants attend class two days per week for 16 or more hours. In addition to the class time, participants work a minimum of 24 hours a week in a variety of careers.

Career Options

Chemical * Gas * Power * Oil * Steel * Waste Water Treatment * Aerospace


Why Choose FAME?

FAME helps prepare you to get a job and teaches you how to keep it through professional behaviors and practices.

Academic Map

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Process Operation Curriculum

Application to Apply

This link is to the external FAME USA website


Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Grade Point Average of 2.5
  • ACT Score of 17 or higher in Math and English
  • Accuplacer Placement Test required as an alternative for ACT / SAT
  • High School Transcript
  • College Transcript, if applicable
  • Resume
  • Background Check (May be required by companies)
  • Drug Screen (May be required by companies)
  • Submit a Written Essay about your short-term goal and how FAME can help you accomplish it.

Class Offerings

The next Bishop State's FAME on the Coast class will begin Fall 2023. However, the FAME participants begin working with industry during the summer. Interested students should APPLY NOW. To do so, request an official transcript, complete a FAFSA, update your resume and write an essay. For information, call Nakita Gable at 251-405-7042 or email fame@bishop.edu.

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FAME on the Coast Executive Board

President: Patrick Smith, Alabama Power

Vice President: Marva Rodrigues, Outokumpu

Secretary: Jeremy Doggette, AM/NS

Treasurer: Brent Doggett, FMC

Learn about our industry partners

AM/NS Calvert

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