One Year Certificate

The One-Year Certificate of Completion 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 is the core of the MATC program, focused on building basic skills in welding, machining, blueprint reading, quality control, lean practices and more. After approximately one year of study, students earning this Certificate of Completion are prepared with the skills needed to gain entry-level manufacturing employment. It is also the foundation upon which the Two-Year Certificate of Completion and AAS Degree in Manufacturing Technology are built.

All credits required to satisfy the requirements of this One-Year Certificate can also be applied towards the Associate of Applied Science 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.

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. Most 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.


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