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. Randy Meador has 40 years of experience in manufacturing and production. He started as a Project Engineer and has since worked as a Project Engineering Manager, Plant Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, Materials Manager, Director of Manufacturing and for the last 20 years Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Manager. As Quality Assurance Manger he was responsible for the company Training Program, Training Specialists, and training of the department’s Certified Trainers. At present Mr. Meador is enjoying retirement while the instructor for Production Technologies at NCC and as an Adjunct Professor at MCC Business and Technologies. Mr. Meador is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.
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
Machinists & CNC Programmers
HVAC Mechanics & Installers
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Drafters & Engineering Technicians
Control Room Operators
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