Manufacturing Technology - Certificate of Achievement

Manufacturing Technology is a cross-disciplinary program, which allows students to create personalized courses of study by taking several required courses along with electives chosen from any of our manufacturing-related disciplines. This program is designed to help employers create professional training plans for their employees that lead to degrees or certificates. Students work closely with their employers and academic advisors to chart educational paths that fit the needs of their positions.

The certificate program is designed for students who are already working or want to enter the workforce as soon as possible. The program requirements allow students to graduate faster than those pursuing the A.A.S. degree. Students can take courses from Industrial Systems Technology (IST), Drafting and Design Technology (DDT), Precision Machining Technology (PMT), Welding (WLD) and other related fields. Each student must consult with a department chair overseeing one of the above programs to create a plan of study. These can be made for both individual students or employer-organized groups. Contact the department chair for more information.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Create their own study plan with courses from several manufacturing-related programs
Work with their employer to complement education with training
Quickly develop marketable skills

Program Snapshot

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Out-of-district Tuition: Click Here
Credits: 30*
Average Length: 1.3 Years
Average Salary: $57,490*
Graduation Retention Rate: 43%*

Possible Careers

Manufacturing technician
Machine operator
Electronic assembler
Automation technician
Floor manager
Manufacturing engineer

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Danelle Maxwell
Industrial & Manufacturing Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

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