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Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing technology provides the tools that enable production of all manufactured goods. These master tools of industry magnify the effort of individual workers and give an industrial nation the power to turn raw materials into the affordable, quality goods essential to today's society.

Students who major in manufacturing technology can pursue a career in one of the following industries: semiconductor manufacturing, general purpose machinery manufacturing, architectural and structural metals manufacturing, printing and related support, and medical equipment and supplies manufacturing.



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Listed below are programs of study offered by Norco College and requirements for specific certificates and degrees. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for individual education planning.

Any request for a course substitution or waiver may be discussed with a counselor and must be submitted for approval to the Admissions and Records Office.

NOTE: Students wanting to transfer to a university may reference course transferability through www.assist.org.

For complete degree & certificate information, including required coursework listings, please consult the current College Catalog.


2017-18:
Industrial Automation Industrial Automation
28 UNIT CERTIFICATE - 60 UNIT ASSOCIATE DEGREE
The Industrial Automation program teaches how to use electronics, programmable logic control and fluid power systems to create and program new machinery used in industry.
Program Costs and Gainful Employment Disclosure
CNC Operator
CNC Operator
17 UNIT CERTIFICATE
Computer control programmers and operators use computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines to produce a wide variety of products, from automobile engines to computer keyboards. The CNC Operator certificate teaches how parts are produced in industry using Computer Numerical Control Machines and Computer Aided Machine programming systems.
CNC Programming CNC Programming
27-28 UNIT CERTIFICATE - 60 UNIT ASSOCIATE DEGREE
The COMPUTER NUMBERICAL CONTROL PROGRAMMING program teaches how to design and carry out the operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications. Computer control programmers and operators use computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines to cut and shape precision products, such as automobile, aviation, and machine parts. CNC machines include machining tools such as lathes, multi-axis spindles, milling machines, laser cutting machines, and wire electrical discharge machines.
Program Costs and Gainful Employment Disclosure
Conventional Machine Operator Conventional Machine Operator
12 UNIT CERTIFICATE
The Conventional Machine Operator certificate is designed to prepare students with basic entry level machine operator skills, safety knowledge, theory, and quality control skills in manufacturing processes. Students obtaining this certificate will qualify for the first level certification in National Industry Metal Skills (NIMS). This certificate prepares students for employment as conventional machinists, machine mperators, and/or machine tool cutting setter.


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