The Mechanical Production Technology program provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of manufacturing through both hands-on experience and study of theory.
What Will I Learn?
Whether pursuing an AAS degree or certificate, our students study a range of manufacturing-related disciplines which will prepare them for employment in manufacturing. For students who don’t have time for an AAS degree but desire further education in a specific area, certificates specializing in blueprint reading or computer numerical control are available.
Areas of study in this program include precision machining practices, maintenance machining, CNC/CAM/EDM, stamping dies, plastic injection mold making and CADD.
What Degree / Certificate Will I Receive?
- Mechanical Production Technology, CAC
- Mechanical Production Technology Machine Tool Metalworking, CCO
- Computer Numerical Control, COC
What is Unique About Our Mechanical Production Technology Program?
Graduates of JJC have the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in programs such as Industrial Management offered at both Northern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University.
What Are My Career Opportunities?
As a machinist, graduates can make an average of $44,110 per year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with only an associate degree. Job opportunities for these workers should be good because of the number of job openings arising each year from the need to replace workers who retire or leave the occupation.