COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information: Central Oregon Community College is preparing to offer some in-person instruction and activities on all campuses this fall, along with online, remote and hybrid learning options for students. Please find COCC’s board-approved reopening plans here. Please also find: COVID-19 general college information; COVID-19 updates for students; and COVID-19 updates for employees.

Manufacturing Technology Career Pathways Roadmap

Industrial manufacturing is a diverse sector closely connected with engineering and industrial design. COCC's manufacturing programs train students for immediate employment in central Oregon industry, provides continuing skills training for employees of local industry in a format designed for working adults, and provides customized skills training at the request of local employers.

Regional Employment Projections from Oregon Employment Market Information System indicate that jobs in related fields such as Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers are expected to grow at about the same rate or slightly faster than the regional average. Other related fields include: Maintenance Workers, Machinery and Industrial Machinery Mechanics. Jobs such as CNC Machinists and CNC Programmers 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.