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.
Entry and Career Services located in the Admissions Center. Make an appointment to discuss your future by calling the Entry Center at 360.442.2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.