Advanced Manufacturing Certification

2020 Advanced Manufacturing Certification Schedule:

  • June 29 – July 31……………………….Colorado Springs, CO
  • August 31 – October 2………………..Colorado Springs, CO
  • November 2 – December 8………….Colorado Springs, CO

Class minimum: 6 Students; Class maximum: 12 Students

The Blackfox Training Institute is approved for the training of veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, and is recognized by the State of Colorado as an Approved Private Occupational School.

These credentials qualify Blackfox as an approved training center for eligible Veterans wanting to use their GI Bill for educational benefits.

Five of the IPC Training and Certification Programs have been approved for funding.

In addition to discrete courses, Blackfox offers a Program designed for individuals with little or no experience in Electronic Assembly. It is taught in a progressive format that teaches individuals the basics of Electronic Assembly in the first week and progresses through 5 weeks of increasingly advanced skill training and industry workmanship standards. This course is intended to provide individuals with the skills and certifications required to qualify for employment in Aerospace, Defense, Medical, and Electronic Contract Manufacturing.

The comprehensive program is 5 consecutive 40 hour weeks at the Blackfox training facility in Longmont, CO. The graduate earns 4 IPC certificates and 8 Blackfox certificates.

This is the first program of its type to provide veterans who possess little or no industry experience with the skills training and certifications to create a career path in this growing industry.


The objective of this employer-driven program is to offer the veteran who has little or no industry experience the highest level of EMS skills training and certification available, providing them with significant competitive advantage in the EMS industry.

Our model is founded upon close working relationships with DoD and EMS contractors who convey to us their upcoming hiring needs specific to EMS skills. Because these companies have a high level of social and economic interest in hiring veterans, we train our students in skills defined by these employers so they can be appropriately qualified and hired to deliver early productivity in a permanent career. This concept is the core of our employer-driven training model: Blackfox trains veterans in employer-defined skills, on the employer’s timetable, to fill existing or projected vacancies at that company.


  • Opportunity to hire a Veteran with the highest level of skills training and certifications
  • Employee is immediately productive
  • No cost to the employer
  • Payroll tax incentives and subsidies (varies by state)
  • DoD credits


Each veteran completing this program will be trained and IPC certified in the following programs:

  • IPC-A-610 – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 -Cable and Harness Assemblies
  • IPC 7711/7721 -Rework of Electronic Assemblies and Repair/Modification of Printed Boards and Assemblies
  • IPC J-STD-001 w/Space Addendum – Soldered Electrical & Electronic Assembly
  • Additional Employer-Defined Training


To Apply for Your VA Benefits

The VA has a “school locator” page on its website:…Change the Program Type to “All Types” and then click on Colorado on the map. The schools are listed alphabetically.

Veterans can apply to use their benefits online: Once your application is processed you will receive a “Certificate of Eligibility” or COE from the VA. You will need to give a copy of the COE and a copy of your DD214 to Blackfox when you register for school.

Help and resources as a service member begins to transition to civilian life.

US Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline
Planning for Life after Discharge
Transition to Civilian Life
Surviving Spouses Resources

See COURSE CALENDAR for regular training schedules.