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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tooling and Manufacturing Technology Certificate

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Academic Program Code:  920

Students in Tooling and Manufacturing Technology 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, metallurgy, welding, quality assurance, machine shop, CNC programming, and technical mathematics. Graduates of this certificate 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. This program offers the following features: 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. Enrollment may be part-time or full-time, days or nights.

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Grand Rapids Community College has been committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.  We invite you to learn the job outlook for the Tooling and Manufacturing Technology Certificate program, our completion rates, and financial cost associated with completion.

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