Program Description

The Manufacturing Basics Technical Diploma program provides the basic skills required to work in the manufacturing field. Learners will discover the role of production design, process planning and different manufacturing processes. Learners will understand why facility location and plant layout decisions are so vital and learn how job design helps accomplish company goals and achieve worker satisfaction. Explores how measurements and standardization improve manufacturing operations. Courses in this technical diploma will also serve as significant choices as electives for other NTC Technical and Trades associate degree programs. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this ladders fully into the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate Degree program. Potential occupations include: Dock Worker, Laborer, Line Tender, Loader, Material Handler, Merchandise Pickup/Receiving Associate, Receiver, Receiving Associate, Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler and Warehouse Worker.

Approximate Cost

$1,468
Tuition: $1098 , Books: $370

Starting Salary

$19,760
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Identify objects, actions and events
  • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships
  • Evaluate information to determine compliance with standards
  • Communicate with supervisors, peers or subordiantes
  • Get information
  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Monitor processes, materials or surroundings
  • Inspect equipment, structures or material
  • Judge the quality of things, services or people
  • Process information
  • Estimate the quantifiable characteristics of products, events or information
  • Update and use relevant knowledge
  • Document/record information
  • Handle and move objects
  • Analyze data or information
  • Coordinate the work and activities of others
  • Perform general physical activities

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Laborer
  • Line Tender
  • Loader
  • Material Handler
  • Merchandise Pickup/Receiving Associate
  • Receiver
  • Receiving Associate
  • Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler, Warehouse Worker
  • Dock Worker

Courses

The Manufacturing Basics Technical Diploma is a 7 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

PRECISION MEASURING 1.00
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 3.00

Second Term

MATERIALS OF INDUSTRY 2.00
INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Manufacturing Basics Technical Diploma Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.