Academic Program Code: 908
The Tooling and Manufacturing Technology program prepares technicians for employment in the modern tooling and manufacturing industry. The manufacturing of products creates thousands of secure technician-level jobs each year, most of which do not require a four-year degree. Program graduates are prepared to become manufacturing engineering technicians, skilled tradespersons (tool and die or mold makers), or CNC programmers. 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. Students learn both the soft skills and technical skills needed to be a successful technician and can customize the Tooling and Manufacturing Technology program to meet their educational and training needs.
The 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. The courses may be taken in any order as long as prerequisites are met. However, students are expected to confer with a faculty advisor and to base choices on both their own goals and the strength of their previous work experience.