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This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.
Fast track your career in manufacturing in the Manufacturing program at MCC.
Our program is divided into two separate degree programs:
An associate’s degree in Manufacturing Technology prepares you for employment as a technician and manager in the manufacturing industry. As a student, you’ll build skills in computer programming and operation that meet the current and future needs of the manufacturing industry. You’ll also gain knowledge, skills, and experience in traditional machining and manufacturing processes. Our program includes a specialized curriculum in manufacturing technology, with an emphasis on mathematical and scientific theory, and a general education component.
An associate’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology prepares technologists with both the conceptual and practical applications of processes, materials, and products in manufacturing industries. You’ll focus on the skills necessary to design, develop, construct, and implement manufacturing equipment and production systems. The curriculum combines coursework in technology with a general education component.
- Example Titles
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer
- CAD/CAM/CNC Implementer
- Equipment Maintenance Technician
- Product Testing Technician
- Materials Engineer
- Industrial Engineering Technician
- Types of Employers
- Manufacturing Silicon Wafers
- Manufacturing Engineering Firms
- Hi-Tech Manufacturing Firms
In order to advance in manufacturing, you usually need a degree in business or engineering. Experienced supervisors often advance to department head or production manager positions. In-house training programs must also be completed. Engineering technicians usually begin by doing routine duties, working under the close supervision of experienced technicians or engineers. Engineering technicians with leadership skills may advance by keeping their skills current through continuing education classes or completing additional coursework to become an engineer.
Manufacturing Technology professionals:
- Hire, train, and supervise other employees
- Often do physically active work
- Work indoors or outdoors, depending on the field
- Help develop a variety of products
- Mostly work with metals, ceramics, plastics, and semiconductors
- Deal with the management of people and equipment
- Plan the production schedules at plants and factories
Available Associate Degree and Certificates
|Degree / Certificate||Type||Title||Courses|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Manufacturing Technology||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Machining I||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||CNC Machining I||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||CNC Machining II||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Advanced CAM Systems Programming||Course Sequence|
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Manufacturing program is available through the Applied Sciences and Technology department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.