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    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 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.


Program Instructor



    Mr. Hanway has over 25 years of experience in industry. He received an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration from Southeast Community College, Milford, NE. He has worked in several roles over his career from a Maintenance Mechanic to Facilities Manager of Maintenance. Mr. Hanway has also received his DESE Continous Career Education Certificate in 2015. 
PT 2

Areas of Study


    • Industry Problem Solving/Measurement
    • Mechanical Skills
    • Blueprint Reading/Processes and Controls
    • Electricity Concepts
    • Quality and Lean Manufacturing
    • Thermodynamics and Chemistry
    • Robotics
    • OSHA Safety Concepts
    • CDL Basic Operation


College Credit

    • Students may earn up to 24 hours of dual credit through Metropolitan Community College. 

Production Technologies Career Exploration Tree

    • Click the tree below to view an interactive Production Technologies career exporation guide.

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Career Opportunities

  • Hourly Wage

    Average Salary

    Machinists & CNC Programmers

    $ 16.38

    $ 34,080

    Maintenance Mechanics

    $ 17.61

    $ 36,630

    HVAC Mechanics & Installers

    $ 21.69

    $ 45,110

    Industrial Machinery Mechanics

    $ 23.28

    $ 48,410

    Drafters & Engineering Technicians

    $ 25.35

    $ 52,720


    $ 35.70

    $ 74,260

    Control Room Operators

    $ 36.38

    $ 75,660


    *Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2016

    New information is now available for Missourians looking for which jobs will be "hot" this decade. The report shows that youth and adults with an interest - and skills - in science, technology, engineering, and math have many bright prospects in Missouri.
    The "Missouri's Hot Jobs" report suggests which occupations are most likely to be in demand through 2018, according to the Missouri Economic Research Information Center (MERIC).