Manufacturing Technician

Award: Career Studies Certificate

Occupational Objectives: The Manufacturing Technician Career Studies Certificate is designed to prepare participants to gain employment in various manufacturing jobs requiring advanced technical and operator skills as well as knowledge of advanced manufacturing practices.

Program Requirements: To receive a Manufacturing Technician Career Studies Certificate you must complete 28 credits. This program is offered to a cohort of students entering at the same time. Please contact Workforce Services at 434.797.8430 for more information and program start dates.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate how modern manufacturers use people, technologies and materials to make highly engineered products at a competitive cost.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate manufacturing concepts and ideas effectively.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic automation and how technology is used by manufacturers in a modern day factory.
  4. Demonstrate use of Lean Manufacturing in a manufacturing environment.
  5. Apply skills learned in social, business and work ethics required by modern manufacturing.

Program Information

Created in response to demand from local industry employers, the Manufacturing Technician CSC prepares participants for various manufacturing jobs requiring advanced technical and operator skills, plus knowledge of modern advanced manufacturing practices.

Minimum credits: 28

Length: 1-2 semesters

Industry Certifications: - National Career Read-iness Certification (NCRC) - Bennett Mechanical Score - OSHA 10 - Manufacturing Specialist (MS) from Manufacturing Skills Institute

Career opportunities: Manufacturing Technician:$30,930

*Median salaries nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov

Division: Workforce Svcs

Contact: 434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

Course Sequence

First Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
BUS 149 Workplace Ethics 1 0 1 1
IND 137 Team Concepts Problem Solving 3 0 3 3
IND 181 World Class Manufacturing 3 0 3 3
IND 195 Appns. in Factory Automation 2 0 2 2
ITE 116 Survey of Computer Software Applications 2 0 2 2
AST 55 Certification Preparation 1 0 1 1
SAF 130 Industrial Safety ? OSHA 10 1 0 1 1
ELE 147 Electrical Power Control Systems 2 2 4 3
MEC 154 Mechanical Maintenance I 2 1 3 3
ETR 115 DC AC Circuits 3 0 3 3
MEC 266 Appns. of Fluid Mechanics 3 0 3 3
MTH 103 Technical Math 3 0 3 3
Total 26 3 29 28

For more information consult the College Catalog