Begin your career as a Tooling and Manufacturing technician in manufacturing, tool and die, mold making, and precision machining.
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 manufacturing principles, introduction to plastics, metallurgy, welding, hydraulics, materials handling, quality assurance, machine shop and technical mathematics.
A student will receive a one-year Certificate in Tooling and Manufacturing after completing the first year of this program (30 credits).
Why a Tooling and Manufacturing Certificate at GRCC?
- Graduates of this program are prepared to become certified skilled tradespeople. These positions often pave the way for careers in manufacturing, tool and die, mold making and precision machining.
- 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.
- Attend as a part-time or full-time student, days or nights.