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.
Degree and Certificate Options:
Associate in Applied Science Degrees
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, Planning Guide 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, Planning Guide 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 Degrees
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 2.5 grade point average (GPA) and a 2.5 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, Planning Guide degree has similar course content as the Engineering Technology, AAS degree but is designed to prepare a student for transfer to the Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at Bellingham Technical College (BTC). This degree requires transferable math, chemistry, physics, and economics courses. See counselor or department chair for details.
Operations Management, AAS-T
This Operations Management, Planning Guide degree has similar course content as the Operations Management, AAS degree and is designed to prepare a student for transfer to the Operations Management, Bachelor of Applied Science program at Bellingham Technical College (BTC). This degree requires transferable math, physics and economics courses. See counselor or department chair for details.
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. A certificate is awarded to students who complete the required courses with an overall 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or above and a minimum letter grade of C- in all required courses.
Program Map - Manufacturing Technology Certificate
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.
Program Map - Automated Systems Technology Micro-Certificate
Program Map - Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Operator Micro-Certificate
Program Map - Manufacturing Fundamentals Micro-Certificate
Program Map - Quality Assurance Micro-Certificate
Program Map - Technical Drawing Micro-Certificate
General Education Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Manufacturing Technology program will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to participate, contribute, and work effectively in teams.
- Demonstrate instrument precision methods, the tools of quality control and lean manufacturing and how they are applied in the workplace.
- Use computer technology to develop, interpret, and communicate technical information and specifications.
- Demonstrate proficiency in basic AC/DC theory and electrical control. (Automation emphasis)
- Demonstrate te proficient application of composite manufacturing methods, materials and tools. (Composite emphasis)
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.
Specialized Program Information:
Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Please see Academic Information for information regarding CTE.