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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tooling and Manufacturing Technology Certificate

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(Code 920)

GRCC Program:


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:

  1. Challenge exams are available for most courses.
  2. Advanced-standing credits are available for many high school students.
  3. Work experience can be gained through Co-op classes.
  4. Enrollment may be part-time or full-time, days or nights.

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 14/15

Total Credits: 30/31

Note: Courses for this certificate program are also available at the GRCC Lakeshore Campus.

Transfer Opportunities:

The Transfer Guide for many bachelor’s degree majors offered at Michigan colleges and universities is available at the Counseling and Career Center and online at www.grcc.edu.

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