Manufacturing Technology

Sumobot 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). Students will learn tooling process and equipment requirements, design, analysis and process planning and also receive instruction in manual and computer-numerical-control (CNC) mills, machining centers, lathes, grinders, robotic integration and support processes, procedures and practices. This program is focused on beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of the product and process. Students will learn “soft” skills in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Students can graduate with real world skills to be productive in CNC and CAD CAM.

NOTE: MCCC is a FANUC Certified Education Training Center.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared to pursue careers in the product and process technology field such as:

  • Automation and control technician analyst
  • CAD/CAM technician
  • CNC programmer/operator
  • CNC set-up technician
  • Engineering technician
  • Industrial engineer production team leader
  • Machine technician
  • Machinist
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Process planner lab technician
  • Sales and service engineer

Certificate Programs: Manufacturing Technology

In addition to the two-year associate degree program, Monroe County Community College offers a certificate program in manufacturing technology. We recognize that many employers place value on a certificate which authenticates specialized educational preparation. The program concentrates upon basic core courses with skill development and job upgrading being the primary objectives. All courses taken in the certificate program are applicable toward the associate of applied science degree. Certificates give students the absolute competetive edge in the product and process environment.

Certificate: CNC Technician*
Certificate: CAD/CAM Technician


  • Interpret and explore the impact of new global and social applications in the manufacturing forum.
  • Identify & complete design and its processes, concept to completion.
  • Identify the major functions of a manufacturing system, their characteristics and relationship to Design, process routing and lean manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate Computer competency required for CAM applications including CNC programming, set up, data transmission and use of CAD-CAM edit software.
  • Analyze, apply and qualify engineering specs for parts machined, prototyped or fabricated.
  • Analyze, design and/or add or remove material for physical systems in emerging fields, including medical applications, using alloyed metals, composites and exotic materials.
  • Demonstrate competency in higher math including trigonometry required for process solutions.
  • Plan, design and implement the sequence of operations including tooling, machines, time studies, automation and robotic integrated manufacturing
  • Communicate and problem solve in multi -disciplinary groups and teams and increase knowledge through lifelong learning disciplines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of flexible manufacturing, lean manufacturing principals, design constraints influenced by ROI

Manufacturing Technology Contact Information

Troy Elliott

Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Technology
Phone Icon (734) 384-4114
Building / Office IconT-131