Technical Program (TAC)
Technical Program

Technical Program within the ASC Training Academy

The foundation of the educational training academy was built on a long history of technology driven short courses and webinars. With the introduction of the Training Academy Certificate Program (TAC) in 2016 we launched a comprehensive asynchronous learning platform that is a 100% web-based platform, developed by and for our industry professionals to provide a multitude of courses options in fundamentals, technologies, chemistries, markets and periphery adhesion topics.

The Technical Program within the Training Academy includes diverse content appropriate for technical and non-technical staff who wish to learn more about practical concepts, fundamentals in adhesives/sealants and advanced topics and fall under four platforms:

TAC Program
The Training Academy Certificate Program (TAC) is our flagship asynchronous education program available through our tiered subscription options (described in the SUBSCRIPTIONS TAB below). The program consists of:
  • A comprehensive 100% web-based introduction into adhesives and sealants for all roles; technical, commercial, manufacturing, etc
  • Facilitate quick onboarding into our industry; perfect for new graduates, or existing personnel
  • 12-course requirement for Graduate Certificate; earning discounts and industry recognition
TAC program entry via significant cost savings company plans for tiered access to TAC plus UNLIMITED, free access to 10+ live webinars and 90+ OnDemand webcast Library for all staff for 1 year.

See the TAC and SUBSCRIPTIONS Tabs below for details.

Technical Short Courses
Technical Short Courses are held at ASC Annual Conventions (usually in the Spring) and as stand-alone events each fall. They are considered an extension of learning after TAC graduation.
  • Courses are generally broad enough for commercial professionals but robust for technical staff
  • Connection with presenters and peers allows for growth of network and deeper understanding of topics
  • CUSTOM courses are available to address your training needs are available for on-site or virtual delivery!
TAC program entry via significant cost savings company plans for tiered access to TAC plus UNLIMITED, free access to 10+ live webinars and 90+ OnDemand webcast Library for all staff for 1 year.

See the SHORT COURSES Tab below for details.

Live and On Demand Webinars
Live and On-Demand Webinars cover diverse, relevant topics such as specific markets, technologies, chemistries, current research in periphery topics of adhesives adhesion and sealants.
  • Content designed to address needs and interests of both new and veteran professionals.
  • Educational webinars available for purchase are delivered on our fundamental, non-commercial platform
  • Commercial Free Friday Webinars are free attend and apply principles using commercial product introductions from industry suppliers
  • Webcasts of past live webinars can be found in our On-Demand Webcast Catalog

See the WEBINARS Tab below for details.

Convention Programming
ASC's Annual Conventions (normally in the Spring) keep the industry informed of Technology, Business Development and Regulatory content for every discipline and market.

The educational program at ASC Conventions consists of:
  • Two days of conference programming with three tracks running concurrently within Technology, Business Development and Regulatory tracks. They cover a wide variety of cutting-edge research, applications and insights in all adhesive and sealant markets
  • A one day EXPO with 90+ booths encourage exposure and connections to experts at adhesive and sealant companies
  • Top Keynote speakers from our industry, end users and distinguished experts provide insight and connections
Visit the ASC Events Page to view information about the next ASC Annual Convention.

Certificate Program

The ASC Training Academy Certificate (TAC) Program:

The Training Academy Certificate Program, is a comprehensive asynchronous learning platform that is a 100% web-based platform, developed by and for our industry professionals to provide a multitude of courses options in fundamentals, technologies, chemistries, markets and periphery adhesion topics.

100% Web-based Professional Learning Platform

Fundamental and focused adhesive and sealant education for professionals in adhesives and sealants fills a need for technical, sales and commercial individuals to access broad educational offerings to onboard quickly in the industry.
  • TAC program - 12 months of access to 100+ courses within a professional asynchronous platform to learn at own pace or workload
  • 12 courses are required for graduation: include 6 mandatory CORE courses and 6 FOCUS courses chosen from extensive catalog to fit your exact educational needs
  • Proficiency based curriculum requires score of at least 80% to pass each course for certificate
  • No limit to number of courses accessed within 12 months of program (Full or Lite Subscriptions)
  • 100% web-based asynchronous learning platform consists of recordings, slide decks and resources
  • Learner Dashboard and an extensive catalog of 100+ courses and reference documents available as webcasts, and PDF's covering large breadth of topics

Certificate Program

The TAC program is accessed via a very economical Company Subscription, with varying levels of participation and includes free access, company-wide, to all live webinars and on-demand webcasts.

View the various subscription options HERE

Learn more about the TAC program, including coursework, construct, cost, subscribing and graduates HERE.

View a recorded overview and testimonials from actual learners in the TAC program HERE

Who Would Benefit from the TAC Program?

- Great onboarding program for new to role or industry or deep dive for veteran professionals. - Technical and non-technical professionals have found great value in the program and resources

TAC graduates receive discounts and recognition throughout ASC and the industry!
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