Advanced Manufacturing Certificate

The demand for manufacturing technicians exists throughout McHenry County and the entire country. Every phase of American life is dependent upon their efforts. Everything that is planned and fabricated, from airplanes to sewing machines, needs detailed designs that must first be tested and then brought into production. As our society becomes more automated and computer enhanced, the need for these semi-professionals will continue to increase.

Manufacturing design and engineering technicians are part of the engineer-scientist-technician team that designs and produces a variety of products. Assignments include traditional drafting, Computer Aided Design (CAD), implementing engineering directives, material and product testing, and customer service.

The Manufacturing Design Technology certificate program provides a number of options. You may wish to earn other related certificates in related manufacturing technologies, such as supervision or manufacturing process. Or, you can continue studies and earn an Associate in General Education (AGE). Check with the department chair regarding goals and the future transferability of coursework.

What you need to know about getting your Advanced Manufacturing Certificate (CIP 15.080)

Occupations that Advanced Manufacturing Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 17-3027
Additional Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Costs
Expense Cost
Fees $483.00
Books and supplies $833.00
Total Expenses $1,316.00
Total Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $3,432.00 $12,464.00 $15,090.00 $15,090.00
Additional Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Costs $1,316.00 $1,316.00 $1,316.00 $1,316.00
Program Total $4,748.00 $13,780.00 $16,406.00 $16,406.00
Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Completion Data
Completers in fiscal year 2016
Proportion Completing in Normal Time -
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program
Type of Loan Loan Amount
Title IV Loans -
Private Loans -
Institutional Payments -