What We Do

The San Antonio MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center (MBDA-AMC) is funded by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and operated by the UTSA Institute for Economic Development. MBDA-AMC provides minority businesses in the manufacturing industry with a wide range of business development services, including Access-To-Contract, Access-To-Capital, Technical Training, and Referral Services to Specialty Centers for Advanced Technologies. MBDA-AMC also facilitates access to training workshops and certification programs through the UTSA Extended Education Portal.

UTSA Minority Business Development Agency

Upcoming Training Events

Committed to Professional Learners

The University of Texas at San Antonio is committed to providing educational continuity to all MBDA - Advanced Manufacturing Center clients seeking to upskill or reskill. To affirm this commitment, all course are offered in an online modality. Courses are delivered live-online and provide the same transformative content as face-to-face instruction.

Yellow Belt for Lean Office and Leadership
Live, Virtual Classroom
November 6 & 13, 2021
Fridays, 8:00am-5:00pm CST

This short courses consist of two days of lecture-based coverage of topics in Lean and Six Sigma and leader’s Lean practices. As an introductory course, this workshop is suitable for everyone having an interest in learning and practicing continuous improvement in office and management.

  • Registration:$600
Lean Services and Office Kaizen
Live, Virtual Classroom
November 6, 2021
Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm CST

Lean Thinking is not just for manufacturing. Non-manufacturing operations are becoming the larger part of the global economy; so is the hidden waste in them. This one-day, short course introduces applications of Lean concepts on non-manufacturing operations to identify waste and enhance value-adding processes.

  • Registration:$350

Available Trainings

Agile Certification Training

To meet the growing need for agile-certified roles within San Antonio, UTSA will offer both public and corporate agile certification classes live-online and at corporate worksites.

Paralegal Certificate Program

The Paralegal Certificate Program is designed and taught by local, practicing attorneys to prepare participants to be knowledgeable, ethical, and effective while emphasizing legal areas where paralegals are most in demand.

Corporate Communication Toolbox Series

Drive employee motivation and discover new, dynamic paths to effective organizational communication with five targeted workshops.

Corporate Training Available

Your journey starts by identifying what outcomes are most important to your organization's success. We can help you determine what training best satisfies your desired business outcome. UTSA can facilitate customized training at your organization or live-online. We provide comprehensive coordination of instructors, participants and resources to seamlessly support your integration.

Contact Us Below


501 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78207