This two-year program allows students to earn dual credit toward an Associate Degree and/or certification in a variety of areas related to the manufacturing industry (For example; CAD, CNC, HVAC, Industrial Electrical, Industrial Maintenance, Major Appliance Technology, Millwright, Welding and more). Cutting edge technology has changed the way products are manufactured in the United States and abroad. These changes have increased the need for specialized careers in the development and maintenance of the computers/machines that produce the goods we use on a daily basis. This program is located at the Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology Campus and utilizes a variety of lab space and equipment to assist students in choosing the manufacturing career that is right for them. Internship opportunities during the 2nd semester of a student’s second year are available for the qualified candidate.
Mr. Crowley started with NCC in August 2018 and has 15 years of combined tech education and industry experience. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Missouri State University in CADD Technology & worked in industry at Kawasaki Manufacturing. In 2005 Crowley received an Alternative Certification & started teaching Industrial Technology. In 2007 he received his first certification in Project Lead the Way. He is certifiied in Introduction to Engineering, Digital Electronics and Gateway to Technology Foundation courses in automation and robotics, design and modeling and alternative energy. He has also taught metals, welding, electronics, electricity and home maintenance. In 2010 he received Technology Education Association of Missouri district and state program of the year. In 2015 he left education to help start a business and worked at Black and Veatch in telecommunications. He returned to education in 2017. He has completed OSHA 10 certification and 40 hours of materials training through ASTM International.
Areas of Study
- Industry Problem Solving/Measurement
- Mechanical Skills
- Blueprint Reading/Processes and Controls
- Electricity Concepts
- Quality and Lean Manufacturing
- Thermodynamics and Chemistry
- OSHA Safety Concepts
- CDL Basic Operation
- Program completers can receive up to 19 hours college credit by exam or 3 hours articulated credit from Metropolitan Community College and may earn 9 hours of dual credit through MCC.
Machinists & CNC Programmers
HVAC Mechanics & Installers
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Drafters & Engineering Technicians
Control Room Operators
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