Associate of Applied Science: Manufacturing & Industrial Technology

Individuals with an understanding of mechanical and industrial systems, including hydraulics, welding and engineering principles are the backbone of manufacturing and industrial production in the United States. This field is hands-on and requires a knowledge of processes, an ability to trouble- shoot, and a dedication to quality in workmanship.

If you enjoy working with your hands, knowing how things work, or knowing how to fix things that don’t…this might be a field of work you would enjoy.

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

High school students can earn college credits 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.

Certified Production Technician Certificate: 16 Credits

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.

Manufacturing Technician (four certificates) with specialization in:

  • Welding: 31 Credits
  • Machining: 29 Credits
  • Millwright: 33 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:

Machine Emphasis

Course Title Credit Hours
MCH 130 Machine Shop Trigonometry 3
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

 

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

Program Outcomes

What will you do?

  • Apply collegiate-level thought processes in writing and computer literacy as necessary in the workplace,
  • Apply OSHA certified practices as well as Red Cross safety and first aid procedures to ensure a safe working environment,
  • Use blueprints and techniques of SMAW to make repairs and build equipment in industrial settings,
  • Be able to apply concepts gained in composition to develop and present public presentations in professional settings,
  • Use concepts of the scientific and mathematical method in areas such as biological and physical sciences in applications of electrical theory, rigging, and hydraulics commonly used in modern world class manufacturing processes,
  • Apply various theories of interpersonal and individual relationships and constructive team participation in work situations where common goals exist.
  • Be able to integrate scientific and mathematical concepts in diagnosis and repair of industrial equipment,
  • Apply scientific and mathematical concepts as well as technological applications in the improvement of work process and disciplines to aid team-building, process and product improvement, as well as assist in other life roles.