Manufacturing Process Technology

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Overview

The Manufacturing Process Technology Program prepares students for technical careers in the manufacturing industry. Today's manufacturing companies look to automated equipment to increase quality and productivity. As a result careers in manufacturing demand strong technical competencies in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and robotic systems. Courses in this program emphasize hands-on training on industrial equipment. Graduates of this program are prepared for jobs as process, maintenance, engineering, and quality control technicians.


Graduates of this program receive skills that prepare them to work in advanced manufacturing as process, maintenance, engineering, and quality control technicians.

According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Manufacturing Production Technician in the broader occupation field of Engineering Technicians is $27.78/hour. The employment outlook for this is a new or emerging career specialty. The employment outlook through 2024 for the related field of Industrial Engineering Technicians is expected to grow approximately -2.7% for Minnesota. However, for Northwest Minnesota, the expected growth is 2.2% in this related field. According to CAREERwise, this career is in very high demand, including demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth. National Bureau of Labor Statistics for Grand Forks region shows a 4.2% growth currently (2017).

Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CMAE 1514 Safety Awareness 2
CMAE 1518 Manufacture Process/Prod 2
CMAE 1522 Quality Practices 2
CMAE 1526 Maintenance Awareness 2
ETAS 1105 Applied Electronics 3
ETAS 1560 Robotic Programming I 2
ETAS 2224 Program Logic Controllers 4
ETAS 2230 Motor Controls 3
ETAS 2580 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3
MAPT 1101 Manufacturing Cmptr Apps 2
MAPT 1110 Mechanical Systems I 3
MAPT 2110 Mechanical Systems II 3
MAPT 2200 Fabrication Techniques 4
MAPT 2400 Quality & Lean Manufactur 4
MAPT 2585 Adv Hydraulic & Pneumatic 3
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
ENGL 2207 Technical Writing 3
SPCH 1103 Interpersonal Communicati 3
  G4: Math/Logical Elective ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  G5: History/Social Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 3

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
MAPT 2800 Automated Systems 3
MAPT 2900 Manufacturing Internship 3
WELD 1102 Weld Fundamentals 3
G4: Math/Logical Reasoning Electives
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3
G5: History/Social Science Electives
PSYC 1105 Intro to Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3

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