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Today’s manufacturers offer great career opportunities for people who:

  • Like to be challenged and solve problems.
  • Want opportunities to grow and learn.
  • Like clean, high-tech working conditions.
  • Want to find ways to help the environment.
  • Intend to work in their field right away after graduation.
  • Want to earn enough to live well.
  • Plan to move up in their career.
Manufacture Your Future

Still in School? Consider Your Local Career Tech Center or community college

There are wide and diverse opportunities for current students to learn skills that will teach and prepare you for a successful and rewarding future. See the list of Technical Training Options below and click on the links for details about each opportunity.

BY SCHOOL

LOCATE A CAMPUS (GOOGLE MAPS)
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design Major
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology – Manufacturing Major
  • CNC Certificate (METMC)
  • Welding Technology
  • Industrial Electrical Technician Certificate
  • Machine Maintenance Technician Certificate
  • Industrial Controls and Instrumentation Certificate
  • Programmable Logic Controllers Certificate
  • CNC Machine Operator and Programming Certification
  • Programmable Logic Controller Technician
Ivy Tech Community College
  • Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology/Aviation Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Design Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology*
  • Electronics & Computer Technology
  • Energy Technology
  • Engineering/Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Technology/Machine Tool Technology
  • Manufacturing Production and Operations
  • Mechanical Engineering*
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology*
  • Nanotechnology
  • Precision Agriculture Equipment Technology
  • Smart Manufacturing and Digital Integration

*T-SAP Programs

Gateway Community & Technical College
  • Computerized Manufacturing and Machining*
  • MIT: Manufacturing Industrial Technology – Industrial Electrician*
  • Welding Technology*
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology – Industrial Maintenance/Advanced Manufacturing Technician 
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology*
  • Industrial Maintenance Robotics Technician
  • CNC Machinist
  • Fundamentals of Mechatronics
  • Integrated Manufacturing Technologies

*AAS or Associate of Technical Studies Programs

Sinclair College
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing/CNC Technology*
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing/Precision Machining*
  • Automation & Control Technology w/Robotics*
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology*
  • Industrial Engineering Technology*
  • Industrial Robot Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Tool Maker
  • Quality Control Technology
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Machinist

*AAS or Associate of Technical Studies Programs

Butler Tech
  • IMT (Industrial Maintenance Technology)
  • Industrial Welding
  • MillWright Apprenticeship (Middletown Tube Works)
Grant Career Center
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)*
  • Principles of Machining*
  • Lean Manufacturing*
  • Plant Layout*
  • Industrial Circuits*
  • Computer Aided Machining (CAM)*
  • Rapid Prototyping*
  • Manufacturing Process Design*
  • Fluid & Air Power*
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Robotics*
  • Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing*
  • Welding Technician/AWS Certified/Welding Fabrication
  • Fork Lift Certification/OSHA/Aerial Lift Certification
Great Oaks Career Campuses
  • Electro Mechanical Maintenance Technician (Scarlet)
  • Industrial Diesel Technician (Scarlet)
  • Welding Technician (Scarlet)
  • CNC Manufacturing (Live)
Southern Hills Career & Technical Center
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Welding
Warren County Career & Technical Center
  • Advance Manufacturing Technology 
  • Rockwell Automation Level I:  Introduction to Automation AC & DC Drives, and Micro 850 Configuration, Programing, and Troubleshooting
  • Parker Hannifin: Level I Basic Hydraulics
  • Fanuc: Handling Tool Operations and Programing
  • MSSC: Certified Production Technician
  • Welding Technician/AWS Certified 

BY PROGRAM

Automation & Robotics

Gateway Community & Technical College

Ivy Tech Community College

Sinclair College

Aviation Manufacturing

Ivy Tech Community College

CNC/PLC Technology

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Gateway Community & Technical College

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Sinclair College

Warren County Career & Technical Center

Industrial Electrical

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Grant Career Center

Industrial Maintenance

Butler Tech

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Gateway Community & Technical College

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Sinclair College

Southern Hills Career & Technical Center

Industrial Technology

Gateway Community & Technical College

Grant Career Center

Ivy Tech Community College

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Ivy Tech Community College

Gateway Community & Technical College

Grant Career Center

Sinclair College

Warren County Career & Technical Center

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Grant Career Center

Ivy Tech Community College

Nanotechnology

Ivy Tech Community College

Smart Manufacturing & Digital Integration

Ivy Tech Community College

Tool Making

Sinclair College

Welding

Butler Tech

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Gateway Community & Technical College

Grant Career Center

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Southern Hills Career & Technical Center

Warren County Career & Technical Center

Manufacturing CareerMean Hourly WageMean Annual Wage
Fabricator/Welder$21.11$43,900.00
EHS Technicians$25.51$53,050.00
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic$26.33$54,780.00
Industrial Equipment/Machinery Repair Technicians$28.70$59,690.00
CNC Programmer$29.94$62,270.00
Industrial Electrician$30.46$63,350.00
Human Resources$32.38$67,340.00
Logisticians$36.25$75,400.00
Manufacturing Sales Engineer$40.38$83,980.00
Industrial Production Managers$56.82$118,190.00
Source: Bureau of Labor & Statistics.

Average incomes are rising rapidly because of a shortage of skilled workers. Average entry level income varies by field of work that is chosen.


Manufacturing Day

October 7, 2022
Every year, America’s manufacturing sector opens its doors to celebrate Manufacturing Day on the first Friday of October.

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