Preparing for a Career in Advanced Manufacturing

It's never too late to begin your career development in the high-tech manufacturing world. Technically skilled employees are needed now more than ever, contrary to what you might read or be told! Learn more about different career pathways to help you prepare for a wide variety of advanced manufacturing occupations. There are so many educational options available to help you pursue opportunities within your region, in your state and across the country.

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Tooling U
Cleveland, OH is the leading online training provider focused on the unique needs of manufacturers. Our roots are in manufacturing, and our business started by recognizing the industry's specific needs. While some may report that "manufacturing is dead," or that "all the jobs are overseas," we recognize instead that manufacturing faces a challenge. Today's manufacturers are ready to compete, but to do so successfully, they need the right people, and they need the right knowledge.

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Metropolitan Community College Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Programs: Computer-Aided Design Technology, Industrial Technology - Multi-Craft, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Industrial Electrical and Mechanical, Environmental Health and Safety, Industrial Technology - Stationary Engineer, Instrumentation and Controls, Machine Tool/Trades Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Precision Machining Technology, Welding Technology

Our Associate in Applied Science degree will give you a solid background in machining including CNC, Mastercam, NIMS credential courses and general education courses as well as an internship. You can also choose this degree with CNC or manual emphasis. Our three certificates include a general certificate, one targeted for CNC skills or a 12-credit manufacturing prep certificate.


Gene Giarratano
Program Coordinator

Phone: 816.604.5464

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