The Tooling and Manufacturing Technology program trains technicians for employment in the modern tooling and manufacturing industry. The manufacturing segment of our economy continues to offer a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities. The automation of manufacturing equipment and processing continues to change the world of work, requiring technicians to have increased skills. The manufacturing of products creates thousands of secure technician-level jobs each year, most of which do not require a four-year degree.
Students will learn both the soft skills and technical skills needed to be a successful technician. Soft skills include teamwork, problem solving, quality principles and communication skills. Technical skills (based on National Skill Standards) include machine tool operations, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).
Program graduates are prepared to become manufacturing engineering technicians, skilled tradespersons (tool and die or mold makers), or CNC programmers. These positions often pave the way for a career as an engineering technician; in manufacturing management, industrial sales or technical training, or owning and operating a company.
Students can tailor the Tooling and Manufacturing Technology program to meet their educational and training needs.
The program offers the following features:
1. Challenge exams are available for most courses.
2. Advanced-standing credits are available for many high
3. Work experience can be gained through Co-op classes.
4. Several career tracks are available to students.
5. Enrollment may be part-time or full-time, days or nights.
For more information on the Tooling and Manufacturing program, click on the Tooling and Manufacturing certificate or degree at the left.