Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate

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 a high demand for skilled manufacturing technicians within McHenry County and nationwide. 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 integral to the product design process and development. 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 Technician Certificate program incorporates computer-aided design (CAD), manufacturing processes, blueprint reading for manufacturing, and computer numerical control (CNC) machining. MCC offers these specialization options:

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Contact (815) 479-7521 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $5,021.25

Credit Hours to Complete: 33

Weeks to Complete: 48

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What you need to know about getting your Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate (CIP 15.0805)

Total Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $4,009.5 $10,861.95 $15,270.09 $15,270.09
Additional Costs $1,011.75 $1,011.75 $1,011.75 $1,011.75
Program Total $5,021.25 $11,873.7 $16,281.84 $16,281.84

What job opportunities are available to someone with an Advanced Manufacturing Technician 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
    • Machinist
    • Lathe, Mill, or Machine Operator
    • CNC Machinist
    • CNC Set-Up Technician or Operator
    • Brake Press Operator

How will MCC's Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.