Manufacturing skills, and particularly CNC/machining skills, are in demand by companies such as The Boeing Company, Boeing suppliers, Lockheed Martin, PSNS and many others. The aerospace industry hires many with manufacturing skills, and predicts they will see significant increases in employment capacity over the next few years. In addition, many workers in this industry are approaching retirement age, which means the industry will need to fill those positions.
At the end of the program, successful students will be able to:
To learn more about the Manufacturing Technology program, view the program brochure.
- Use basic communication skills (writing, reading, speaking, listening and computing) to work effectively as a team member in a manufacturing environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of safety rules for equipment, personal protective equipment, interpret Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS), and safety features of machines in a manufacturing laboratory.
- Prepare resources for production, develop an effective process plan, identify basic types of drawings, develop simple sketches of objects and read blueprints.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform programming calculations and handwrite numerical control codes, as well as program, trouble shoot, safely set-up and operate CNC mill and lathe machines.
- Program, run, edit and troubleshoot NC codes.
- Perform surface modeling techniques and perform various methods to create solids.
Certificates of Completion
Certificates of Recognition
For the Composites Manufacturing Technology program, click here.
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- Team Assembler
- Boat Assembler
- Production Worker
- Machine Shop Assistant
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator
- CNC Programmer (Apprentice)
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE
$12.92 - $34.03
Manufacturing Technology Gainful Employment Program Disclosure
Cost of Program
|Tuition & fees:
|Books & supplies:
| Total cost of Instruction (does not include room & board):
Length of Program
|Intended time to complete:
|% of graduates who completed on time:
| * Withheld for privacy -- fewer than 10 completed in the year |
|Jobs related to this program:
| Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
| Machine Feeders and Offbearers
| Production Workers, All Other
| Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
| Team Assemblers
Job placement rate:
|Median program graduate debt from:
| Federal loans:
| Private educational loans:
| Institutional financing plan:
% of program graduates who took educational loans:
|% of our students successfully repaying federal loans:
Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book", Gainful Employment 11/14/11