Manufacturing workers make $50,000 a year on average in the state of Missouri. Work with your hands and make the money you want in a variety of industries, all looking for qualified workers to employ. Whatever you build, draft or maintain, acquire an Associate of Applied Science degree in one of seven growing industries.
Drafting and Design Technology
As communities grow, so does the drafting industry. All new products and buildings require drawings and specifications to manufacture, build and ensemble, so the possibilities are endless with the skills you’ll gain in this hands-on program. Students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain employment as a designer/drafter in a manufacturing, civil, structural or architectural environment. Plus, students use computer aided drafting systems to complete projects. Classes include Fundamentals of Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Production Design Drafting and more. Upon completion, students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology. For an expedited pathway to employment, students may also complete a short-term Drafting and Design Technology Certificate.
Install, operate and maintain systems within factories, hospitals, resorts, public utilities, school facilities and more with the skills gained in the Mechatronics program. Workers within this lucrative field install robots, maintain automated systems and repair crucial machinery. Classes include Industrial Electricity, Mechanical Power Transmission and Advanced Programmable Control. Upon completion students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics. For an expedited path to employment, students may also complete a short-term Mechatronics Certificate.
Precision Machining Technology
Build and fix the tools needed in a modern world. Join a highly specialized, lucrative industry looking for more workers. This hands-on program teaches students the processes of manufacturing and machining with an understanding of specifications, dimensions, materials, finishing, methods of assembly and more to manufacture a product. Classes include: Computer Numerical Control, Machine Shop and Computer Aided Manufacturing. Upon completion, students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Precision Machining Technology. For an expedited path to employment, students may obtain a short-term Precision Machining Technology Certificate.
Manufacturing Technology is a cross-disciplinary program which allows the student to chart a personalized path to a degree and certificates by taking several required courses along with courses chosen from any of our manufacturing-related degree programs. Classes from Drafting and Design Technology (DDT), Mechatronics (MEC), Precision Machining Technology (PMT), Welding (WLD) and other related electives can be combined to lead to the MFG degree. Upon completion, students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology. For an expedited path to employment, students may obtain a short-term Manufacturing Technology Certificate.
This program is intended to help employers create a professional training plan for their employees that leads to a degree and/or certificates, and exactly fits the needs of the employee for the particular position they are in. Further post-degree training can lead to the top level certificate and prepare employees for management and supervisory roles. Student enrollment must be preceded by an advising consultation with one or more of the department chairs of the above programs to create a degree/certification plan for individuals or groups of employees. Contact the department chair for more information.
Meld passion and principle with the Welding Technology program at OTC. Depth of training required for jobs in the welding industry vary, but this practical program provides skills-based instruction needed to secure jobs in this lucrative industry. The program is certified by the American Welding Society (AWS). Classes include Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding and Welding Inspection Technology. Upon completion, students receive the Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology. For an expedited path to employment, students may also complete the short-term program to obtain a Welding Technology Certificate with 20-Week Welding.
The lab facility at the Springfield campus is certified by the American Welding Society (AWS), 8669 NW 36 Street #130, Miami, FL 33166-6672, (800) 443-9353. The next scheduled review of the lab is during the spring 2017 semester.