Who are our professional post-diploma courses for?
The two-year courses offered by ITS MAKER are post-diploma, free of charge courses aimed at secondary-school graduates, preferably in possession of a diploma in a technical or scientific area.
“What if I hold a different type of diploma?” No problem at all. The induction period of all our courses offers refresher programs in the basic subjects: all we demand is a little effort to attend them. You will get all you need to follow the curriculum of your course. Many students accomplished it successfully before you with no particular difficulties.
The features of our courses
- Two-year duration (approx. 2,000 hours)
- From the end of October to July (1st year) and from September to July (2nd year)
- Full time (approx. 35 hours a week)
- Compulsory attendance (minimum 80% of teaching hours)
- Practical learning: more than 40% of the hours are devoted to educational internships in the most important companies in the mechanical, mechatronic, motor and automation sectors of Emilia-Romagna
- Learning experiences abroad are available (internships, language courses)
6 REASONS TO CHOOSE ITS MAKER
ITS MAKER’S teaching programs are studies together with the companies to meet the needs of the job market
Highly specialised training for immediate access to stable, well-paid employment in excellent positions
Scholarships and subsidised accommodation for students: concrete help in all cities of our locations
Study, work and travel: activating Erasmus and international mobility experiences in Europe
Entrance test within everyone's reach, with examples and pointers on the site to help you pass it in the best possible way
A dedicated tutor to support each student throughout their training
Teaching by business professionals and at least two internship experiences to facilitate recruitment
ITS MAKER’s courses cover the most sought-after specialization areas to find employment in the best mechanic and mechatronic companies in Emilia-Romagna that foster innovation and technology transfer.
Practical, learning-by-doing programs whose 40% of teaching hours consists in internships in the most prominent companies in the industry.
Select your specialization area among the 5 available:
Educational internships in member companies
More than 40% of course time is devoted to educational internships in the most important companies of the mechanic, mechatronic, motor and automation sectors in Emilia-Romagna.
A wide network, a concrete future.
Our curricula focus on practical-laboratory teaching, which involves
- alternating theoretical lessons in the classroom and in the lab;
- exercises, project working and group work with company experts;
- visits in companies, conference attendance, experiences abroad;
- at least two educational internships, for a total duration of 5 months.
The majority of teaching is carried out by professionals from working environments: company technicians specialized in the sectors of mechanics, mechatronics, motors and industrial automation, together with teachers from the university and secondary schools, free-lancers, experts in communication, in languages and in many other subjects.
Many of them have been working with us for years and co-operating since the early stages of program planning. Some of them will support you, together with our tutors, in classroom and lab activities, project working and company internships.
Our courses will help you to grow up as a person. We work to strengthen our students’ skills of communication, teamwork, problem solving and organizational behavior. We offer an outdoor team building module.
We offer different learning experiences abroad (included in the enrolment fees!), in a variety of European countries, to strengthen your language skills and your independence. We also offer internships in European countries.
Our tutors will always support you for any learning issue. Coaches and specialized consultants will help you to identify and develop your attitudes and talents, and focus on your professional choices. During your experience with us you will be supported in your growth, from enrolment to employment.
At the end of the two-year period, the diploma of Advanced Technician (indicating the technological area) is issued by the Ministry of Education, upon successful completion of the final, official exam. The diploma is acknowledged in Italy and the EU. It is a 5th EQF (European Qualifications Framework) level (secondary school diplomas are level 4, university degrees are level 6).
The Advanced Technician diploma allows participants to access public exams and universities, with recognition of University Training Credits. ITS MAKER has set up agreements with different universities to allow students to enroll in a relevant BSc course (approximately from 80 to 110 credits, are acknowledged, amounting to one and a half academic year). With our diploma, the EUROPASS certificate is also issued in Italian and English.
Some Boards of Expert Technicians also a knowledge our diploma as a credit in order to enroll in the Board and qualify to the professional level of Expert Technician.