Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Everything around you right now was manufactured by someone, somewhere. From the computer you are using, to the shoes you are wearing, and all the modern conveniences that surround you, all were made using Manufacturing Technology.

The COCC Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center trains workers for future success in Central Oregon with several Manufacturing Technology Certificates and Degrees.

Manufacturing Facts:

  • Contrary to popular belief and the media, manufacturing is alive and well in the United States.
  • While many low skilled jobs have moved overseas, productivity gains have also created new opportunities for high tech workers in manufacturing.
  • Demographic shifts are causing an enormous worker shortage in high tech manufacturing. Baby-Boomers are retiring at the rate of 10,000 a day leaving many manufacturing jobs unfilled.

Explore the many career opportunities available in manufacturing!

For more information contact:

Program Director:

Amy Ward
Phone: 541-504-2902

Welding Professor:

Darrin Davis
Phone: 541-504-2933

General Inquiries: 


Ben J. Davies - Student Success

"I've never done well in school but just one year of schooling at COCC has really turned my life around. Before college I worked several different jobs, never really getting anywhere, now I own my own business doing what I love."

"My favorite part of the COCC manufacturing program is that it is mostly self-paced. I never did very well in a classroom environment, especially high school, so being able to work without someone watching my every move was very beneficial. The instructor was a crucial part of my success. He saw something in me that no one else did. I would like to let people know that attending the community college was a great experience."

Ben J. Davies
Ben now owns Redmond Welding and Contracting