The Manufacturing Technology (MANF) program provides the foundational skills needed for many entry-level manufacturing jobs by introducing students to key workplace skill areas often found in advanced manufacturing-related industries. This unique program is actually a cluster of program areas designed to provide students with “stackable” skills that employers have identified as necessary to enter the manufacturing sector or advance up the career ladder. The program includes multiple degree pathways including transfer degrees.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Manufacturing Technology program will be able to:
- Use and operate standard industrial tools and equipment safely and effectively.
- Demonstrate basic and precision measurement methods.
- Understand the tools of Quality Control and how they are applied in the workplace.
- Have a foundational understanding of “Lean” concepts and how they are applied.
- Interpret and use industrial blueprints.
- Participate and contribute to the effectiveness of work teams.
- Use fundamental skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening & computing to contribute to a productive, safe and healthy work environment.
Entry into the Program
Please apply at Enrollment Services. Students may enter the program at the beginning of any quarter. Please be aware that some classes/sequences are not offered every quarter. It is recommended that students complete at least one year of high school algebra, or take WMATH 100 (Professional Technical Applied Math) before starting any of the micro-certificate sequences. All courses in this program require extensive reading and use of computer technology. The ability to read English at the 8th grade level or above is highly recommended. Students should be skilled users of computer technology. For further information, contact the Department Chair or Enrollment Services.
Please see Academic Information for information regarding Tech Prep.
A Professional Technical Certificate prepares students for entry into a technical field of employment. Students must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA or above with a minimum letter grade of C- in all required courses.
Associate in Applied Science Degree
An Associate in Applied Science Degree, AAS is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 90 credits of specified technical and related education coursework above 100-level with both an overall 2.0 grade point average (GPA) and a 2.0 grade point average in the technical major with a minimum letter grade of C- or above in all required courses.
Engineering Technology, AAS
The Engineering Technology, AAS degree is designed to focus on the technical and “pre-engineering” knowledge needed in a modern manufacturing facility. Upon completion, students will be equipped with the Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Operations, Quality Assurance (QA), and metrology skills necessary to enter the technician level in either a manufacturing lead or maintenance capacity. Students can choose between an automation or composites technology emphasis.
Operations Management, AAS
The Operations Management, AAS degree is designed to focus on the business, product development and metrology tools needed in the modern manufacturing environment. Upon completion, students will be equipped with the personnel and project management skills necessary to enter the work force at the productions support or lead level in a modern manufacturing environment.
Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degree
An Associate in Applied Science Transfer degree (AAS-T) is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 90 credits of specified technical and related education coursework above 100-level with both an overall 2.0 grade point average and a 2.0 grade point average in the technical major with a minimum letter grade of C- or above in all required courses.
Engineering Technology, AAS-T
The Engineering Technology, AAS-T degree has similar course content as the Engineering Technology, AAS degree but is designed to prepare a student for transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program. This degree requires transferable math, chemistry, physics, and economics courses. See counselor or department chair for details.
Operations Management, AAS-T
This Operations Management, AAS-T degree has similar course content as the Operations Management, AAS degree and is designed to prepare a student for transfer to a BAS program. This degree requires transferable math, physics and economics courses. See counselor or department chair for details.
Manufacturing Technology Certificate
The Manufacturing Technology certificate provides the basic skills needed for many entry-level manufacturing jobs. Building on the Manufacturing fundamental micro-certificates core curriculum, students choose a manufacturing or trade-related specialty option.
Required courses: MANF 110 , MANF 120 , MANF 122 , MANF 125 , MANF 127 , MANF 140 , CMST& 220 , ENGL& 101 , and WMATH 100 .
Manufacturing Technology options
(must choose at least two):
- Automated Systems Technology: MANF 145 , MANF 150 , and MANF 156 .
- Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Operations: MANF 115 , MANF 190 , and MANF 205 .
- Composite Repair Technician: CMPST 121 , CMPST 123 , and CMPST 127 .
- Quality Assurance: MANF 103 , MANF 120 , MANF 121 , MANF 140 , and MANF 177 .
- Technical Drawing: TECD 104 , TECD 105 , and TECD 107 .
See Department Chair for specific courses depending on areas of interest.
Micro-Certificates of Completion are designed for taking courses over a short period of time focusing on enhancement or development of a specific skill or set of skills. Micro-Certificate courses can help enhance employability skills or provide preparation for continuing education in the program area. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above in all required course work and a minimum letter grade of C- or above in all required courses.
Degrees (Programs) & Courses