Today's high tech manufacturing jobs require training not just in running and maintaining machinery, but also computer aided design, programming, and using data for quality assurance. This evolving and expanding field requires attention to detail, adaptability and communication skills.
The Manufacturing Technology program at Harper College offers you the opportunity to learn advanced manufacturing techniques using the latest equipment and software.
Harper also offers CNC Precision Machining apprenticeship program, which will allow you to graduate debt free with guaranteed employment.
Earn a career-ready degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. This is one degree with different areas of specialization. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you for to transfer to a four-year college or university.
- Associate in Applied Science—Manufacturing Technology
(choose ONE specialization):
- Metal Fabrication
- Precision Machining
- Supply Chain Management
Transfer to a bachelor's program
Harper offers transfer guides to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
Earn a workforce credential
Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator I Certificate
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator II Certificate
- Manufacturing Basic Certificate
- Manufacturing Production Certificate
Flexible program options
- Earn stackable credentials
- Apprenticeship opportunities (Earn degrees/credentials debt-free with guaranteed employment)
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our Request information form.