Preparing for a Career in Advanced Manufacturing

It's never too late to begin your career development in the high-tech manufacturing world. Technically skilled employees are needed now more than ever, contrary to what you might read or be told! Learn more about different career pathways to help you prepare for a wide variety of advanced manufacturing occupations. There are so many educational options available to help you pursue opportunities within your region, in your state and across the country.

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$53,681 (1-4 YEARS)
in United States
Health & Safety Engineer
median salary
in United States
Small and medium manufacturers account for 40 %


National Center for Manufacturing Education
Dayton, OH

The NCME serves as a source of materials, support services, and professional development opportunities for educators and industry professionals.

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Edison Community College
Piqua, OH

Programs: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Students in the Manufacturing Systems option learn basic milling and turning operations, welding, casting, metal-forming, materials technology, and heat treating processes. Advanced manufacturing processes include CNC and CAM programming and tool design, along with manufacturing costs and controls. This program option culminates in a project during which students demonstrate their breadth of manufacturing knowledge by manufacturing a product, from its original paper design, through all the required processes, to a final part or assembly of parts.


Steve Sykes
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 800-922-3722 x7946

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