Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology

CNC machine

Program Duration

1 semester

Program Type

Certificate of Proficiency

Median North Arkansas Salary

Career and Wage Information

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Why Choose This Program

Students get to work with CNC machines, 3D printers, drill presses and other equipment in the College’s own shop.


About The Program

The Manufacturing Technology Certificate of Proficiency is designed to provide training necessary to obtain an entry-level position in the Machine Tool Technology Industry. Students will learn safety in the work place, the basics of blueprint reading, basic technical math skills, manual M and G code writing, computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinery set up and operation, machine tool routine maintenance, decision making and problem solving skills and managing a career in the manufacturing technology industry.

Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

The certificate of proficiency may be applied towards the Manufacturing Technology Technical Certificate or as one of the technical disciplines required for the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.

Faculty Contact

Dustin Burleson
Manufacturing Technology Instructor
(870) 391-3371

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and use basic safety in the manufacturing and machine tools industry.
  • Understand and use of measurement systems and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and apply blueprint reading data.
  • Demonstrate ability to work among a diverse team of members to produce desired results.
  • Identify and properly use correct equipment for applications in the manufacturing industry.