McHenry County is one of the fastest-growing manufacturing sectors in the region, accounting for more than 25 percent of the county's earnings. There's high demand for skilled manufacturing technicians within McHenry County and across the country. Products manufactured here include medical/healthcare parts and equipment, cast iron products, industrial heaters, and heavy equipment parts. Many manufacturers use heavy-duty metal fabrication and forging. Manufacturing design and engineering technicians are an integral part of the product design process and development, and as companies increase their demand for more versatile workers, career opportunities will continue to grow in all areas of manufacturing technology.
MCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Fast Track program incorporates computer aided design (CAD), manufacturing processes, blueprint reading for manufacturing and computer numerical control (CNC) machining. The courses in this Fast Track program are arranged in a sequence that provides optimal learning opportunities. You're required to follow the integrated program sequence.
- Apply all credits from your CNC Machining Certificate toward your Advanced Manufacturing Certificate.
- Apply all credits from your Advanced Manufacturing Certificate toward your Engineering Technology AAS.
Total Cost of Advanced Manufacturing Certificate
(in-district) Total Amount: $4,748.00
Credit Hours to Complete: 33
Semesters to Complete: 4
What makes MCC's Advanced Manufacturing Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?
In addition to the Advanced Manufacturing Certificate, we offer:
- Engineering Technology AAS, Fast Track
- Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate, Fast Track (engineering emphasis)
- CNC Machining Certificate, Fast Track
What you need to know about getting your Advanced Manufacturing Certificate (CIP 15.080)
|Additional Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Costs||$1,316.00||$1,316.00||$1,316.00||$1,316.00|
What job opportunities are available to someone with an Advanced Manufacturing Certificate?
- CNC Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
- CNC Programmer
- Process Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Welding Engineer
- CAD/CAM Programmer
- Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
- CNC Operator
- Lathe, Mill or Machine Operator
- CNC Machinist
- CNC Set Up Technician or Operator
- Brake Press Operator
|Occupation and Occupational Profile Link||SOC Code|
|Mechanical Engineering Technicians||17-3027|
How will MCC's Advanced Manufacturing Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?
- Ask about internships
By the Numbers:
- Salary Range: $30,000 to $50,300
- Job Outlook: Projected growth 10 to 19%. Projected job openings range by field
What have graduates gone on to do?
Outside of the Classroom
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