• Advanced Manufacturing Professional

    $1,800.00

    Program Description

    The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Career Program prepares you for an entry-level position at an advanced manufacturing company.As an advanced manufacturing technician, you will have the opportunity to launch a rewarding career in an industry where job demand is high.Advanced Manufacturing Technicians perform many important tasks such as product assembly, machine operation, and quality assurance. Advanced Manufacturing Technicians play a key role in the manufacture of many commercial products.

    Income Opportunity

    Salaries for entry-level manufacturing positions, such as assemblers and fabricators, ranges from $36,020 to $95,960. *

    *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016

    O-net job code:  17-3029.09

    Hiring Industries

    –       Automotive

    –       Aerospace

    –       Civilian infrastructure

    –       Consumer products

    –       Construction

    –       Electrical equipment

    –       Marine

    –       Military

    –       Materials processing

    –       Medical devices

    In this Career Program, you learn:

    • Study skills
    • Career building skills
    • Manufacturing skills
    • Logistics skills
    • Math skills
    • Safety skills
    • Quality assurance skills
    • Engineering drawing skills
    • Measurement tools skills
    • Lean manufacturing skills
    • CNC machining skills
    • Automation skills
  • Apprentice Tool Maker

    $2,900.00

    Program Description

    The Apprentice Tool Maker Career Program prepares you to be an apprentice Tool Maker.This program was developed with input from industry partners to ensure that aerospace tool makers attain mastery of the art of creating aerospace tooling. Apprentice tool makers analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, and gauges.

    Students considering this program should work with an Employer Partner to secure an apprenticeship prior to enrolling.

    Income Opportunity

    Many aerospace manufacturers are reporting that over 50 percent of their current employees are eligible to retire, making this a great time to enter the profession. The demand for tool makers is not expected to change through 2022. This is an apprenticeship program that will require additional hands-on education through your employer.

    Salaries for Tool Makers ranges from $31,200 to $74,230. *

    *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2016.

    O*NET job code: 51-4111.00

    Hiring Industries

    –       Air Transport

    –       Aircraft and parts manufacturing

    –       Guided missiles, space vehicles, and parts

    –       Satellite communications

    –       Search, detection, and navigation guidance

    –       Space research and technology

    In this Career Program, you learn:

    • Study skills
    • Math skills
    • Safety skills
    • Engineering drawing skills
    • Measurement tools skills
    • Fasteners skills
    • Power tools skills
    • Cutting tools skills
    • Aerospace manufacturing skills
    • Tool making skills
    • Communication skills
    • Career building skills
  • CNC Machining Center Production

    $2,400.00

    Program Description

    The CNC Machining Center Production Technician Career Program prepares you for an entry-level position as a CNC machine operator.

    Computer numerical control (CNC) machining center technicians transform raw materials into finished products used in commercial, automotive, medical, and aerospace products. CNC machining center production technicians produce parts that range from simple bolts of steel to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants.

    CNC machining center technicians work from blueprints, or computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files. They set up and operate CNC machine tools and monitor the feed and speed of machines and measure, examine, and test completed products for defects.

    Income Opportunity

    Employment of CNC machinists are projected to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022.

    Salaries for CNC Machining Center Production Technicians ranges from $25,000 to $57,750. *

    *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2016.

    O*NET job code: 51-4011.00

    Hiring Industries

    –        Aerospace

    –        Automotive

    –        Consumer products

    –        Electrical equipment

    –        Marine

    –        Medical devices

    –        Military

    In this Career Program, you learn

    • Study skills
    • CNC machining skills
    • Math skills
    • Safety skills
    • Engineering drawing skills
    • Measurement tools skills
    • Materials skills
    • Cutting tools skills
    • Career building skills
  • Composites Manufacturing and Repair Professional

    $2,300.00

    Program Description

    The Composites Manufacturing & Repair Professional Career Program prepares you for an entry-level position as a composites fabricator.

    The use of composite materials in manufacturing is expanding quickly. Composites are now used in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, and sports equipment. The benefits of light weight and strength make the applications of composite materials endless.

    Composite manufacturing & repair professionals manufacture products by laying up layers of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and other composite fabrics. Composite manufacturing requires attention to detail and good manual dexterity.

    Income Opportunity

    The composite manufacturing industry is forecasted to grow 6 percent per year through 2020. Employment of composites manufacturing, and repair technicians is projected to grow steadily with the industry though 2022. *

    Salaries for Composites Manufacturing and Repair Professionals ranges from $21,030 to $47,670. *

    *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2016.
    O*NET job code: 51-2091

    Hiring industries

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Consumer products
    • Construction
    • Marine
    • Medical devices
    • Military

    In this Career Program, you learn:

    • Study skills
    • Math skills
    • Safety skills
    • Engineering drawing skills
    • Measurement tools skills
    • Power tools skills
    • Composites manufacturing skills
    • Career building skills
  • Mechatronics and Industrial Automation Professional

    $2,500.00

    Program Description

    The Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Career Program prepares you for an entry-level position as an industrial maintenance technician.

    Mechatronics is where mechanical, electronic, control, and software engineering converge. Also known as electro-mechanical maintenance professionals, mechatronics professionals combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines.

    Mechatronics professionals work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, and research and development.

    Income Opportunity

    Employment of mechatronics professionals is projected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022. Mechatronics professionals are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain demand for their services.

    Salaries for Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Professionals ranges from $31,930 to $80,160. *

    *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2016.
    O*NET job code: 49-2094.00

    Hiring industries

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Building maintenance
    • Civil infrastructure
    • Construction
    • Consumer products
    • Electrical equipment
    • Logistics and distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Marine
    • Materials Processing
    • Medical devices
    • Military

    In this Career Program, you learn:

    • Study skills
    • Automation skills
    • Math skills
    • Safety skills
    • Pneumatics skills
    • Electrical skills
    • Hydraulics skills
    • Programmable logic controllers’ skills
    • Robotics skills
    • Career building skills
  • Quality Assurance Professional

    $2,550.00

    Program Description

    The Quality Assurance Professional Career Program prepares you for an entry level position as a quality assurance professional.

    When products like cell phones, computers, or automobiles leave the factory, it’s the quality assurance professional that makes sure they work. Also known as inspectors or testers, quality assurance professionals work on a wide range of challenging projects across multiple industries.
    Critical to the success of any product development team, quality assurance professionals make a difference. They reduce the cost of production, decrease maintenance expenses, and increase customer safety and satisfaction.

    Income Opportunity

    Job opportunities for quality assurance professionals are plentiful. Individuals with advanced skills, such as training in lean manufacturing and precision instruments, are especially in demand. Quality assurance professionals were employed in about 464,300 jobs in 2012.

    Employment of quality assurance professionals is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022. Employment growth reflects the continuing need to have quality assurance testing in a variety of manufacturing industries, particularly in pharmaceuticals and medical equipment and supplies.

    Salaries for Quality Assurance Professionals ranges from $22,530 to $63,590. *

    *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2016.
    O*NET 18.job code: 51-9061.00

    Hiring industries

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Civil infrastructure
    • Construction
    • Consumer products
    • Electrical equipment
    • Marine
    • Medical devices
    • Military

    In this Career Program, you learn:

    • Study skills
    • Quality assurance skills
    • Math skills
    • Safety skills
    • Engineering drawing skills
    • Measurement tools skills
    • Communication skills
    • Team building skills
    • Career building skills
  • Safety Professional

    $2,150.00

    Program Description

    The Safety Professional Career Program includes the technical skills you need to start your career as an entry-level safety professional.

    Safety professionals collect data on the safety and health conditions of the workplace. Technicians work with occupational health and safety specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public.

    Occupational health and safety professionals work in a variety of settings, such as offices, manufacturing, and mines. Their jobs often involve considerable fieldwork and travel.

    Income Opportunity

    Employment of occupational health and safety professionals is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. *

    Salaries for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals ranges from $23,190 to $79,990. *

    *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2016.
    O*NET job code: 29-9012.00

    Hiring industries

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Civil infrastructure
    • Construction
    • Consumer products
    • Electrical equipment
    • Marine
    • Materials processing
    • Medical devices
    • Military

    In this Career Program, you learn:

    • Study skills
    • Safety skills
    • Math skills
    • Career building skills
    • Manufacturing skills
    • Communication skills
    • Logistics skills
    • Team building skills