Pathways: Manufacturing Technician
This is a two-term Pathway designed for students pursuing entry-level work in the Machine Manufacturing Industry. The entry-level wage for this occupation in the Portland Metropolitan area is approximately $9-11/hour (Source: Oregon's Labor Market Information System, www.olmis.org). Students completing the courses with a grade of "C" or better are eligible to apply for a Career Pathways Certificate of Completion.
Conveniently located: PCC's Sylvania campus
The next training begins Fall Term - September, 2014. There is currently a waitlist for this program.
For more information on the next Manufacturing Technician Pathway and/or attending as a Career Pathways student, please contact Laurie Chadwick at 971-722-6233.
- Students earn 25-25.5 college credits that may be applicable to other PCC degree programs while learning a new career.
- Students are work-ready upon completion of the training.
- Students will be prepared for a variety of entry-level occupations in manufacturing.
- Students participate in three hours a week of Career Planning.
- A cohort learning community is developed and an Employment Specialist supports students as they pursue employment in the manufacturing field.
- This course is offered in partnership with the PCC Machine Manufacturing Technology Department.
- Skills gained in this training can lead to various jobs in the Machine Manufacturing Industry and serve as solid preparation for the PCC Machine Manufacturing, CNC Turning and Milling 1 or 2 year certificates and the Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Estimated Cost of Training:
Term 1: $2,300.70
Term 2: $1,287.25
*Includes fee for career guidance, Career Planning class, and placement services.
Note: The figures above are based on the 2011/12 PCC fee structure. They are approximations and subject to change without notice.
- You must possess a high school diploma or GED.
- Take a COMPASS placement exam with placement into Math 20, Writing 90, and Reading 90. If your scores on the exam are below those listed above, please call the contact person below to discuss your options.
Course of Study
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|MCH100||Machine Tool Basics||1|
|MCH105||Blueprint Reading I||1.5|
|MCH110||Blueprint Reading II||1.5|
|MCH120||Machine Shop Math||2|
|MCH125||Speeds and Feeds||1|
|MCH135||Basic Measuring Tools||1.5|
|MCH130||Machine Shop Trigonometry||2.5|
|WFTT23||Career Planning: This course is designed to build a learning community among students pursuing career pathways courses. Students will develop their skills as a student, intern and job seeker. A job search portfolio will be used as an organizational framework for the course.||non-credit|
|Total Credits (Term 1)||12.5|
|MCH115||Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing||3.5|
|MCH150||Precision Measuring Tools||1.5|
|Total Credits (Term 2)||13|