ASSOCIATES IN APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS) IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The AAS in Manufacturing Technology program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus.
Departmental approval is required for enrollment at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center.
This program is the culmination of the core skills learned in the One-Year Certificate, combined with the 38 credits of MATC electives from the Two-Year Certificate and selected COCC general courses to round out the student's education.
Courses include in these general requirements include: Team Skills, Small Group Communications, First Aid and Fitness, and two computer skills courses. One other course required is the Cooperative Work Experience where students can test drive their new career in the real world while allowing employers to look at a potential new employee.
After approximately two years of study, students can complete the courses required to earn the AAS Degree in Manufacturing Technology.
This certificate/degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferrable to public or private baccalaureate institutions. Prior to starting any MATC program, students are advised to contact the institution they intend to transfer to and identify what credits may be transferable.
WHAT IS A CAREER PATHWAY?
A career pathway is a series of connected educational programs, with integrated work experience, on-the-job training, and support services, that enables students to combine school and work and advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. Career pathways target jobs of importance to local economies. They are designed to create educational "stepping stones" for advancement of workers and jobs seekers, particularly those stuck in low-wage jobs, and a supply of qualified workers for employers. As such, career pathways help to ensure that investment in education and training pays off in enhanced economic development. - From Davis Jenkins, University of Illinois at Chicago
Regional Employment Projections from OLMIS (Oregon Labor Market Information System) show 15 general classifications of jobs in manufacturing. Additional classifications can be found under the various certificates Most jobs are expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average. Total job openings are projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average.
CERTIFICATE ADVISING INFORMATION
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