The face of manufacturing has changed and Craven Community College is at the forefront of today’s advanced manufacturing processes. Our Manufacturing Technology degree introduces students to the principles and practices of manufacturing in today’s global marketplace. Students will be exposed to valuable high-tech equipment, technology, and concepts applicable in a variety of advanced manufacturing industries such as plastics, metals, composites, furniture, textiles, and electronics.
The Manufacturing Technology program provides students with real-world knowledge and understanding of manufacturing management practices, manufacturing materials and processes, research and development, and quality assurance.
Coursework will include machining set-ups and operations processes, blueprint reading, Computer-Aided Drafting/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) principles, perform operations on lathes, milling machines, CNC punch and brake press, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) operation, and various computerized production techniques. Additional emphasis is placed on shop safety and the safe operation of equipment.
Successful graduates of this program may find employment opportunities in the following areas:
- Manufacturing technicians
- Manufacturing research and development technicians
- Manufacturing team leaders
- Manufacturing quality assurance technicians
- CAD/CAM technicians
While the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree can lead to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship for transfer to a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) Degree in Industrial Technology with East Carolina University.
Dean of Career Programs
Manufacturing Technology Instructor/Subject Matter Expert