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Manufacturing and Industrial Technology


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The Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (MITECH) program provides engineering principles and technical skills for the manufacture of products and related industrial processes. Processes include shaping and forming operations, materials handling, instrumentation, controls, quality control, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and robotics. Optimization theory, industrial and manufacturing planning, and related management skills are also included in the discipline. The MITECH program offers several pathways through four certificates of achievement and one associate's degree to gain important job readiness skills in four areas of emphasis, Quality Technician. CAD/CAM Programming, Production Planning, and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology. The curriculum of the program is aligned with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) list of core competencies. The program also supports the foundational skills for those planning to transfer to a four-year degree pathway related to manufacturing/industrial process and eventual SME Certified Manufacturing Engineering (CMfgE) goals through further study.

Career Options

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Technology, AS & Certificate
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • CAD/CAM Programmer
  • CNC Programmer
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Quality Control Systems Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Mechanical Inspection Technician
  • Certificate of Achievement Quality Technician
  • Certificate of Achievement Production Planning
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Production Planner
  • Production Control Specialist


Earn the MITECH Associates Degree or one of the MITECH Certificates to:

  • Improve your design or engineering skills by understanding how products are made
  • Gain skills to differentiate yourself in the workforce 
  • Upgrade your existing skills for upward mobility
  • Take your maker skills to the next level
  • AS in Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (60 Units)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (18 units)
  • Certificate of Achievement in CAD/C AM Programming (18 units)
  • Certificate of Achievement Quality Technician (18 units)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Production Planning (18 units)