Modern Manufacturing Technology
Modern Manufacturing prepares individuals to apply basic manufacturing principles and technical skills to the identification and resolution of production problems in the manufacturing of products. The program includes instruction in machine operations, production line operations, systems analysis, instrumentation, physical controls, automation, manufacturing planning, quality control, and informational infrastructure.
When is the program offered?
Courses are taught year round during the day and evening to accommodate a wide range of schedules for full-time and part-time students.
- Associate in Applied Science Modern Manufacturing Technology – Production
- Certificate Modern Manufacturing Technology – Production
What can I earn?
The national average for annual earnings is $32,344 and the hourly earnings is $16.73. The top 10% annual earnings is $50,730 and the hourly earnings is $24.39.
The Alabama Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Division has identified team assemblers and computer-controlled machine tool operators (metal and plastic) as high demand in its most recent 10-year labor market projection. Regionally, team assemblers and computer-controlled machine tool operator (metal and plastic) related occupations are also categorized as high demand by West Alabama Works (State of the Workforce Report: West Alabama Works, 2017). Occupational forecast data from the Alabama Department of Labor indicates employers in West Alabama will need to fill over 500 production related positions annually (Alabama Department of Labor Market Information 2012-2022).