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This certificate is designed to give students a technical-level specialized career tract option in the areas of mechanical maintenance. The program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering technology principles, mechatronics, and other technical skills in support of maintenance of mechanical equipment used in many industries; including power generation, chemical processing, manufacturing, and others.
This certificate transfers into the Associate of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Technology. The certificate may also be used as an enhancement to other related degrees, including Nuclear Power Technology and Process Technology by providing students additional skills to increase more flexibility in their employment options.
The Manufacturing Technology AAS degree program is designed to prepare students for a career as an engineering technician in a variety of industries. The program provides a core of knowledge and skills related to installation and maintenance of automated manufacturing machines, production lines, and security systems. The program is built with three specialty tracks which include Mechanical Technician, Electrical Technician, and Instrumentation & Control Technician. Students must choose only one specialty track and may obtain only one AAS degree in Manufacturing Technology. Classes offered in the Mechanical Technician Certificate may be applied toward the AAS degree in Manufacturing Technology.