Manufacturing Technician - Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (CPCC) - Pending Approval
The Manufacturing Technician Career Pathway Certificate provides entry-level skills to students in various manufacturing trades.
- Demonstrate the ability to safely perform routine workplace tasks in a manufacturing/fabrication environment.
- Demonstrate introductory level skills with the standard tools found in a manufacturing/fabrication environment. (blueprint reading, engine lathe, vertical mill, SMAW, GMAW, CAD/3D modeling)
Academic Entrance Requirements
Additional Program Costs (beyond standard tuition/fees and textbooks)
- Welding personal protective equipment and tools:$250.
- Textbook/Coursepack: $20
Fees on specific MFG courses: $200
|MFG 101||Blueprint Reading||3|
|MFG 103||Welding Technology I||4|
|MFG 110||Manufacturing Processes I||4|
|MFG 119||MFG Design/Drafting Techniques||4|
|or MFG 119M||Mechanical Drawing Techniques|
Nearly all MFG courses are self-directed, outcome-based curricula. This provides students with a greater degree of flexibility than many other COCC programs.
Upon starting their program, students review their desired certificate or degree outcome with their advisor and a sequence of coursework is identified for them. This is particularly important if developmental work is needed.
This career pathway certificate is designed for students planning to enter the manufacturing workforce upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions. Prior to starting any manufacturing program, students are advised to contact the institution to which they intend to transfer and identify what credits may be transferable.
Most of the skills development courses in this program require 2 hours a week in the welding lab for each credit. This normally means students will need to schedule 24 hrs or more each week in the lab. The welding lab is staffed M-Th 9 am to 8 pm (40 hrs/week).
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.