Production Technician I

at Riverland Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 19
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Production Technician I certificate offers the student a short, specialized foundation of manufacturing education and skills which allows opportunities to be competitive and successful in entry level manufacturing production jobs. This training will also provide the education and skills to build upon a manufacturing career path leading to higher level careers like Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics, Machine Tool, Manufacturing Technical Specialist, Engineering Technician, etc. This certificate is an ideal choice for students will good mechanical aptitude who take pride in their workmanship and desire to work in the challenging manufacturing environment. Graduates are in high demand and can choose from great jobs with many local manufacturers. The student may even choose to continue their education to build on the skills they learn as a Production Technician I and advance to become an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Welder, Machinist, and Manufacturing Technical Specialist, boiler operator or supervisor.

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Albert Lea 56007
  • Riverland Community College, Austin 55912
  • Riverland Community College, Owatonna 55060

Labor Market Information

  • Machinery Maintenance Workers
  • Median wage:$19.05/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
  • Median wage:$30.14/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Millwrights
  • Median wage:$27.26/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Elevator Installers and Repairers
  • Median wage:$40.80/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Refractory Materials Repairers
  • Median wage:$21.89/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Median wage:$25.28/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0820 TTY: (800) 627-3529