Associate of Applied Science: Manufacturing & Industrial Technology

Skilled workers such as machine operators and maintenance technicians are in high demand in Oregon and across the United States. The Manufacturing and Industrial Technology program combines traditional skills like welding, machining, and fluid power while focusing on efficiency and process control. This field    is hands-on and requires a knowledge of processes, the ability to trouble shoot, and a dedication to quality in workmanship. If you have an interest in a hands-on career and working with mechanical and industrial systems, then this program may be a good fit  for you.

Career opportunities as maintenance technicians in electro-mechanical systems and automation are available in Tillamook and across Oregon.

High school students can earn college credit for some courses. See your high school counselor to learn more.

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Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing & Industrial Technology = 90 credits

Two-Year Degree Map (PDF)

Degree Worksheet (PDF)

MIT Certificate Requirements (PDF)

Career Pathway (PDF)

The Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing and Industrial Technology has five career pathway certificates. All courses earned toward certificates also count toward the degree.

Production Technician Career Pathway Certificate: 13 Credits

Students who successfully complete this certificate are prepared to sit for the certification exam through the Manufacturing Skills and Standards Council (MSSC). MSSC certification establishes the student’s competence in Safety, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness.

There are four Career Pathway certificates  in Manufacturing Technician with specialization in:

  • Welding: 31 Credits
  • Machining: 34 Credits
  • Millwright: 32 Credits
  • Electrical: 29 Credits

MIT Certificate Requirements

All courses in Career Pathways Certificates count toward the AAS degree in Manufacturing and Industrial Technology. When you have finished the pathway certificate you have completed the first step in the degree.

Manufacturing Technician Certificates

The following certificates in Manufacturing Technician all share the same core courses. After completing the core, students may choose to complete one emphasis area  or  complete  all  emphasis  areas  in the following areas: Welding, Machining, Electrical or Millwright. Students who are considering apprenticeships may also start here.

CORE courses for Manufacturing Technician: Welding, Machining, Electrical, & Millwright Certificates:

 

Course Title Credit Hours
IMT 106 Hand Tool/Power Tool Use & Safety 1
IMT 100 Exploring Manufacturing & Apprenticeship 1
IMT 102 Industrial Safety 4
IMT 103 Industrial Math 4
IMT 222 Practices and Measurement 3
IMT 230 Preventative Maintenance 3
MCH 102 Intro to Manufacturing 3
WLD 102 Blueprint Reading 4

 

AND complete the following courses in either one or all areas of emphasis:

Machining Emphasis

Course Title Credit Hours
MCH 121 Manufacturing Processes I 4
MCH 220 Manufacturing Processes II 4
MCH 135 Basic Measuring and Layout Tools 3

 

Welding Emphasis

Course Title Credit Hours
WLD 111 SMAW/Oxy-acel Cutting 4
WLD 112 SMAW (7018) 4

 

Electrical Emphasis

Course Title Credit Hours
ELT 110 Electricity for the Non-electrician 2
ELT 125 Basic Programmable Controllers (PC-based) 2
ELT 126 Intermediate Programable Controllers (PC-based) 2

 

Millwright Emphasis

Course Title Credit Hours
DRF 270 Solid/Works Fundamentals 3
IMT 104 Rigging 3
IMT 105 Industrial Hydraulics 3

 

In addition to the Manufacturing Technician Certificates, the program carries the Certified Production Technician Certificate. Students who successfully complete this certificate will also earn national certification through the Manufacturing Skills and Standards Council (MSSC). MSSC certification establishes the student’s competence in Safety, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness.

Certified Production Technician: 13 Credits

Course Title Credit Hours
IMT 102 Industrial Safety 4
IMT 222 Practices and Measurement 3
IMT 230 Preventative Maintenance 3
MCH 102 Intro to Manufacturing 3

Green Technology Certification Opportunity

Course Title Credit Hours
GT 106 Green Production Practices 3

 

You may complete more than one of these certificates and the core will count toward all of them.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the technical knowledge and skills necessary for industrial/manufacturing systems Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using language appropriate to industrial and manufacturing environments.
  • Perform troubleshooting/problem solving processes as applied to industrial situations.
  • Apply correct mathematical and scientific principles necessary to a mechanized production environment.
  • Employ the principles of the customer-business relationship within a manufacturing environment.