The Manufacturing Technology (MANF) program provides the foundation 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 certificate program is actually a cluster of program areas designed to provide students with “stackable” skills that employers have identified as necessary in order to get a job in manufacturing and advance up the career ladder.
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 Statistical Process Control and how it is applied in the workplace.
- 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 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 Non-Degree Programs for information regarding Tech Prep.
A Professional Technical Certificate prepares students for entry into a technical field of employment. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above in all required course work.
Associate in Technical Arts Degree
An Associate in Technical Arts degree (ATA) 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.
Associate in Technical Arts Degree - Engineering Technician
This Associate in Technical Arts 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 CAD, CNC and metrology skills necessary to enter the technician level in either a manufacturing lead or maintenance capacity.
Associate in Technical Arts Degree - Operations Management
This Associate in Technical Arts 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 the modern manufacturing environment.
Manufacturing Foundations Certificates
The Manufacturing Foundation certificates provide 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.
Core courses: MANF 110 , MANF 120 , MANF 122 , MANF 125 , and MANF 140 .
Manufacturing Foundation options (must choose at least two options): Automated Systems Technology, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Operations, Composite Repair Technician, Quality Assurance, Technical Drawing, and Welding Fundamentals: Steel and/or Aluminum. See Dept. Chair for specific courses depending on areas of interest.
Manufacturing Technology Certificates
Expanding on the Manufacturing Foundation Certificates, the Manufacturing Technology Certificates include an additional one quarter of general education requirements. These certificates give the student a solid base of communication skills needed in the manufacturing environment.
Core courses: MANF 103 , MANF 107, MANF 110 , MANF 120 , MANF 122 , MANF 125 , MANF 140 , MANF 199 , TECD 103 , ENGL 170 (or ENGL& 101 ), SOSC 113 , SOSC 125 , and WMATH 100 .
Manufacturing Technology options: Automated Systems Technology, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Operations, Composite Repair Technician, and Welding Fundamentals: Steel and/or Aluminum. See Dept. Chair for specific courses depending on areas of interest.
Computer Aided technical Design (CAD) Certificates
The Computer Aided Technical Design (CAD) certificates put conceptual computer modeling into the hands of the technician. With a solid basis in manufacturing fundamentals and a trade specialty, the manufacturing CAD operator will engage the latest tools to solve problems on the production floor and feed that information back up stream to influence the overall design process.
Core Courses: MANF 110 , MANF 120 , MANF 122 , MANF 140 , TECD 103 , TECD 104 , TECD 105 , and TECD 107 .
CAD options: Automated Systems Technology, Computer Numeric Control (CNC), Composite Repair Technician, and Quality Assurance. See Dept. 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.
Manufacturing Technology Degrees and Courses