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Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Learn to operate and program CNC machinery, operate various CAD/CAM software systems and interpret blueprints to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.

About Us

In CR’s Manufacturing Technology program, you’ll learn to make parts, instruments, and tools from raw materials. It’s specifically designed to prepare you for an entry-level position at local manufacturing firms, which are continually in need of skilled professionals.

Transfer Opportunities

In addition to journeyman or entry-level opportunities in manufacturing,  CR’s Associate of Science Degree in Manufacturing Technology is a strong foundation for students advancing into a 4-year program concentrating on Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Design.

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What to Expect

You’ll begin by developing a broad foundation across all areas of manufacturing and precision metal working, and then will develop skills in advanced technologies including:  rapid prototyping, laser cutting, laser engraving, five axis machining, CNC machining and product design.  You will also learn to use 3D printers to generate prototypes.

fast FACT

Manufacturing offers diverse career opportunities including engineers, machinists, welders and robotics technicians.

fast FACT

Over 80% of manufacturers report having a hard time finding qualified talent to fill hiring needs.


Projected California Employment Statistics



Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

Employment Opportunities

  • Machinists
  • CNC Programmers
  • Tool & Die Makers
  • Model Makers
  • Electromechanical
  • Maintenance Technicians

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Division Information

Career Education

 Mike Haley, Dean

 Gussie Solem, Administrative Secretary

 CTE Division Office, AT-100C

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