Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 30
  • Delivery: Fully online

About this Program

This certificate will provide courses designed to be an introduction to production technologies and machining technology and provide initial information to start students on a career pathway. Included in coursework; students will engage in topics of techn

Labor Market Information

  • Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
  • Median wage:$16.36/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Metal and Plastic Model Makers
  • Median wage:$21.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
  • Median wage:$19.42/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
  • Median wage:$19.85/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Multiple Machine Tool Operators
  • Median wage:$18.24/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
  • Median wage:$17.75/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Forging Machine Operators
  • Median wage:$19.45/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Rolling Machine Operators
  • Median wage:$15.22/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
  • Median wage:$16.15/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
  • Median wage:$17.14/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Milling and Planing Machine Operators
  • Median wage:$17.01/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Metal and Plastic Layout Workers
  • Median wage:$21.73/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Metal and Plastic Patternmakers
  • Median wage:$21.05/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Heat Treating Equipment Operators
  • Median wage:$17.81/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Northland Community and Technical College
Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282 Local: (218) 683-8800 TTY: (800) 627-3529