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Tooling and Manufacturing Technology, A.A.A.S.

Graduates of this program will become skilled manufacturing technicians to meet the needs of our changing world. The manufacturing of products creates thousands of secure technician-level jobs each year, most of which do not require a four-year degree

The automation of manufacturing equipment and processing continues to change, requiring technicians to have increased skills. The manufacturing of products creates thousands of secure technician-level jobs each year, most of which require a two-year associate degree.

Through out your degree coursework, you will learn:

  • Quality principles.
  • Machine tool operations.
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming.
  • Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

As a graduate you will be qualified to begin your career as a manufacturing engineering technician, skilled tradespersons (tool and die or mold maker), or CNC programmer. 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.

Why Tooling and Manufacturing at GRCC?

  • Challenge exams are available for most courses.
  • Advanced-standing credits are available for many high school students.
  • Work experience can be gained through Co-op classes.
  • Several career tracks are available to students.
  • Enrollment may be part-time or full-time, days or nights.

Plan to meet with a GRCC faculty advisor and to choose classes based on your goals and previous work experience.

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