Manufacturing Technology - A.A.S.

Associate Dean, Division of Math, Physics, Technology & Engineering Science
Department Chair

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Career Program

Manufacturing Technology is a field of study that prepares students for careers in production settings, technical and/or management oriented professions. Manufacturing technicians are primarily involved with the management, operation, and maintenance of complex, team-oriented technological systems. Typical on-the-job functions may include work in production and inventory control, quality assurance, methods analysis, manufacturing supervision, and facilities management.

Within the traditional manufacturing courses, the program will integrate the latest concepts of Quality Management Principles that are increasingly important to the leadership and management of all organizations. With an awareness of growing global competition, the students will learn to apply these principles to produce benefits for customers, owners, employees, suppliers, and society at large. The initial semester will focus on topics common to all technical fields. Subsequent courses become more specialized and use the scientific method to identify and solve problems related to a manufacturing environment.

Graduates will be able to perform manufacturing process analysis and product testing; apply a problem solving approach to manufacturing cost reduction; develop quality control programs; use a Computer Aided Design system; recognize and use project management techniques; use word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.

Many students decide to continue their education at the baccalaureate level, and courses taken at Corning Community College generally transfer to upper-division colleges and universities granting Bachelor of Science degrees in Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

High school or equivalent preparation required: Two years of mathematics including algebra and either geometry or intermediate algebra. Students who don’t have this preparation will be able to get it here, but it may take longer to complete the program.