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.