Are you interested in a career in high-tech manufacturing? Then this program is for you. Manufacturing Technology trains students to perform preventive maintenance on electric, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems, among others. After completing the program, you will be able to diagnose, repair and maintain industrial production, automation and robotics equipment.
Courses will cover basic electricity, industrial safety, industrial motors and industrial motor controls. To complete the program, you’ll have to earn credentials from third parties. You’ll also be eligible to apply to the East Alabama Industrial Consortium to participate in the Industrial Maintenance Internship Program.
More companies are using more high-tech manufacturing equipment than ever, which means the demand for highly skilled technicians is great and growing. In Alabama, the average industrial machinery mechanic can make more than $37,500 a year, while top earners take home nearly $58,000. The pay is even higher nationally.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
With a degree in Manufacturing Technology, you can expect to get a full-time job as an industrial machinery mechanic or maintenance technician at most any manufacturing facility. Most work regular business hours, though some mechanics are on call or assigned to work nights.
Southern Union State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Technologies Degrees. Southern Union provides equal educational opportunities and is open and accessible to all qualified students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender or disability with respect to all of its programs, activities or employment.