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Manufacturing Processes

What sort of a job can you get in Manufacturing Processes?
A manufacturing process technician is an important part of a manufacturing company’s success because the technician is responsible for many facets of the operation. In college, manufacturing processes courses include CNC, lathe and milling operations, machining operations, Computer Aided Modeling (CAM) and surrounding issues such as materials used in manufacturing.

Manufacturing process technicians may inspect and troubleshoot production machinery and read electronic schematics and mechanical drawings or work from written or verbal instructions. He or she may be called in to help plan new process development or make recommendations on the installation of control systems.

What skills are needed for this job?
Ability to reading blueprints and schematics, understand mechanics of manufacturing systems, and manufacturing processes

What is the job outlook?
Overall employment of engineering technicians is expected to grow 7 percent between 2006 and 2016. (US Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook) See the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Black Hawk College Program: Earn a 21-credit certificate, Engineering Technology Fundamentals, or earn a 64-credit Associate in Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology with the Engineering Technology Fundamentals track.

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