Transform raw materials.
Make cool stuff.
BECOME A MACHINIST.
Almost every object you see in the world contains parts that are created by a machinist – from a desk to a car engine to the wings of an airplane. Like a sculptor, a machinist uses high-tech cutting machines to shape metal, plastics, ceramics, composites and even wood into something new.
According to the State of Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives there will be 2,680 annual openings for machinists (4.9 percent growth) in Michigan and 240 annual openings in Southeast Michigan (5.2 percent growth). The statewide wage range is $20-$29, and the regional wage range is $16-$23.
MCCC PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR THIS FIELD
The associate of applied science degree with specialization in product and process technology is designed to prepare students for careers in high- performance manufacturing of consumer goods. This degree will provide students with a foundation in manufacturing design, precision machining and tooling, and complex computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM).
In addition to the two-year associate degree program, MCCC offers a certificate program in Product and Process Technology. The program concentrates upon basic core courses with skill development and job upgrading being the primary objectives. The college offers two certificate options in this area: CNC Technician (17 credits) and CAD/CAM Technician (17 Credits). All courses taken in the certificate program are applicable toward the associate of applied science degree.
Transfer Opportunities: Bachelor's Degree
MCCC students can complete a Siena Heights University applied science bachelor's degree right on the MCCC campus.
Many MCCC graduates earn a bachelor of engineering technology degree after receiving an associate of applied science degree from MCCC. Some students use their technical credits earned at MCCC as their area major in teacher education programs.
Product Design Engineering Technology
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