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Joseph M. Martinez

Manufacturing Tech


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.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Manufacturing program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL CAM Systems Programming
Certificate of Completion CCL CNC Machining I
Certificate of Completion CCL CNC Machining II
Certificate of Completion CCL Machining


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Manufacturing program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Manufacturing Technology

Career Opportunities

The Manufacturing program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic $57,910
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic $39,340
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $44,970
Machinists $43,260
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $31,790
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Become a Student

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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.