The Manufacturing Technician is a one-year technical diploma program that is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level careers in manufacturing. The program gives students skills in both manual welding and manual machining, making them more marketable to potential employers. Equipment used in the machine tool courses will be the drill press, powered cut-off saw, elementary lathe, mills and pedestal grinders. Using this equipment, students will focus on speeds and feeds, basic work holding devices and cutting tools. The welding courses will provide a solid foundation for a single manual process of student's choice.