Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

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

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. 

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work from the General Education Course list.  Course work must be selected as directed from the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


Select one (1) Humanities General Education Elective.

Social Sciences

Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Elective.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Select one (1) Natural Sciences Lab/Non Lab General Education Elective or one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.  PH 125 - College Physics I  is suggested.

General Education Total Credit Hours

15 (minimum)

Career Elective Courses

Select courses from any of the following Tooling/Manufacturing Career Electives in order to complete the program.  The number of credits needed will depend on the number of remaining credits students need to reach the 60 credits for degree completion.

Total Credit Hours


Program Notes

If upon completion of the program, students would like to continue their education by transferring to a 4-year institution, they should consult the 4-year institution to identify specific courses that will transfer. It is also strongly suggested that students work with a faculty advisor in the Manufacturing department for course selection 

All students intending to transfer should take DR 258 , EN 101 , MA 107 , MA 108 , and PH 125  (to meet their Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective) for this program.