Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Technologies

Manufacturing Technology

Available Programs

Certificate us also available in this curriculum.

Program Description

The Manufacturing Technology curriculum provides an introduction to the principles and practices of manufacturing in today’s global marketplace. The student will be exposed to valuable high-tech concepts applicable in a variety of industries such as plastics, metals, furniture, textiles, and electronics.

Course Checklist

Graduate will be able to:

  • Understand and mathematically demonstrate basic engineering-related laws and theories (e.g.. Pascal's Law, Equilibrium)
  • Demonstrate competency with  test instruments (e.g.. CMM, Calipers and Micrometers)
  • Demonstrate competency with manufacturing techniques and processes (e.g.. Material processing, process flow)
  • Understands and can demonstrate basic maintenance practices
  • Demonstrate knowledge of workplace safety and ethics

What fields or jobs are available for Manufacturing Technology majors?

  • Automation Technicians
  • CAM Technicians
  • CNC Technicians
  • Drafting Technicians
  • Industrial Maintenance Technicians

Who employs Manufacturing Technology majors?

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Motorsports
  • Renewable Energy

Preparing for a career in Manufacturing  Technology:

The manufacturing industry is a diversified field that includes jobs ranging from production workers to purchasing agents. The top two occupations in manufacturing are team assemblers and machinists. The third most populous occupation, which may be thought of as quality control employees, includes inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers.

Where do I find more information?

  • Learning Support and Retention Counselor - 828-395-1436
    • Assess your interest and abilities
  • Applied Sciences Department - 828-395-1441
  • Also, check out related books in the Isothermal library