⚠LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.
LCC will continue to operate remotely until further notice (a list of face-to-face and hybrid classes for fall will be posted on July 27). Medical Assisting, Nursing, Machining and Welding resumed limited lab activity on May 5. Applications for emergency funding assistance are still being accepted. - Learn More.
Manufacturers across the United States are in need of skilled production operators and technicians with the skills to run and service sophisticated machinery. Manufacturing industries include metals, plastics, wood products, solar panels, biofuels, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, semiconductors, and more! In this program, you will learn the principles aimed at maintaining safety, improving quality, eliminating waste, and reducing the impact of industrial operations on the environment.
Manufacturing jobs make up about ten percent of the workforce in the United States. Within this path, you will find a wide variety of long-term career opportunities with competitive wages.
Certificate and degree options
Students who attend full-time can earn a fundamentals of manufacturing or process manufacturing certificate in three quarters or less (one academic year) and an associate degree in advanced manufacturing technology in three additional quarters (two academic years total).
Use the skills you gain in this program to enter an apprenticeship pathway in one of many fields, including aerospace and manufacturing, industrial maintenance millwright, industrial manufacturing technician, precision metal fabrication, tool and die maker, plastic process technician, production technician, boilermakers, operating engineers, machinists and aerospace workers, steamfitters and pipefitters, ironworkers, or sheet metal workers.