Sep 28, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing Technology, AAS

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This is the parent program for Manufacturing Technician 1, CPC  and Manufacturing Technician 2, CPC  

Total Program Credits: 94

Program Length:  Two Years

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Tracy Rea, Bldg 15, Rm. 201, 541.463.5151,

Dean Lynn Nakamura

Purpose The Two Year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Technology provides fundamental training in the manufacturing field. Manufacturing Technology is a great choice for anyone who enjoys working with their hands or building things themselves. The work is challenging, engaging, and technical. At the end of the day, there is satisfaction in being able to see the results of your skills and effort. 

Students are exposed to aspects of machining such as metrology, part print creation, prototyping, and manufacturing components for industry. These skills are an excellent choice for a pre-engineering student. Students are introduced to a wide variety of advanced technology, including 3D printing, 5-axis CNC milling, 4-axis CNC turning with live tooling and Electrical Discharge Machining. 

Instruction is derived of hands-on projects, lectures and online learning to facilitate working while attending school. Many students obtain employment while attending this program. Graduates qualify for a wide range of entry level positions such as CNC Operator or Manual Machinist, some of the fastest growing career options in Oregon and Lane County. Graduates have gone on to build custom vehicles, make custom auto, motorcycle and aviation parts, gunsmithing, knifemaking, old vehicle restoration, machinery repair, and fields such as aerospace, automotive, engineering and industrial maintenance.

Learning Outcomes Upon completing the training for this degree, the student will know how to operate safely in a manufacturing environment. They will be able to effectively use precision measuring tools, read prints and have mathematical skills to accomplish shop tasks. They will have experience using most shop machinery and basic knowledge in CNC including programming, setup and operation of CNC lathes and mills as well as basic knowledge in CAD, CAM and verification software used in CNC manufacturing environments.

  • Have proficiency in the setup and operation of all standard machine tools employed by the modern machine shop.
  • Demonstrate and use industrial safety standards for safe operation of all machine tools.
  • Use basic math skills, formulas and right angle trigonometry to accomplish shop tasks.
  • Use the internet to access information pertaining to shop techniques and tool use.

Admission Information See or contact the Advanced Technology Division,


Cooperative Education (Co-op)   Co-op offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. Under the supervision of the Manufacturing Technology Co-op Coordinator and with instructor consent, a maximum of 18 Co-op credits may be earned in lieu of required Manufacturing Technology course credits.  Contact

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 40 annually
Statewide openings - 444 annually

Lane County average hourly - $21.73; average annual - $45,207
Oregon average hourly - $23.64; average annual - $49,175

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $861
Differential Fees*   $2,976
Instruments/Tools   $1,425
Program Specific Fees   $1,244
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $12,558
  Total Estimated Cost $19,064

 *Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • Minimum placement score of 68 in Reading, or completion of RD 087  AND EL 115  or prior college. MTH 020  proficiency or concurrently enrolled in MTH 020  with program admittance or Minimum placement score of 75 in Arithmetic. A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  • If Math is taken through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed in order to meet the math requirement.

General Education

Math requirement must be completed with a letter grade of  C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. All other GENERAL EDUCATION courses can be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses

CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.

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