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Industrial Technology: Manufacturing Technology Certificate

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31‐Credit Certificate Program

Hegis Code: 5312
NYSED Code: 22327

Program Description

The Industrial Technology: Manufacturing Technology Certificate program prepares individuals to enter the work force in the area of manufacturing by teaching basic skills needed in the use of lathes and milling machines. Attention will also focus on the proper use of precision measuring hand tools as they relate to lathes and milling machines and provide a basis upon which skills for additional precision hand tools could be developed.

The program will also provide an educational background for those students who choose to pursue a second year of study in industrial technology: Manufacturing or Industrial Technology: Drafting and Design.

This certificate program consists of two semesters for a total of 31 college credits. Emphasis is placed upon acquiring collegiate level manufacturing/machine skills that are supported by related classes in mathematics, manufacturing processes, computers, drafting/blueprint reading, communication skills, and liberal arts. The two machining classes are offered at the Ulster County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in the BOCES machine shop. Taught by the machining instructor(s) at BOCES, the classes will be under the supervision of SUNY Ulster.

Designed for either full‐time or part‐time study, some of the required classes will be offered on Saturdays.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Certificate in Manufacturing Technology program, a student will be able to

  • Effectively write grammatically correct essays with a focused main idea, logically developed with supporting details including the incorporation of information from secondary sources, properly cited;
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document research, including gathering information, logically analyzing problems, drawing inferences, and proposing solutions;
  • Present critically researched information in an organized and effective manner;
  • Be introduced to the basic skills necessary to operate a personal computer and utilize Microsoft Office software;
  • Apply appropriate mathematical procedures and quantitative methods to solve practical problems in mathematics and in industrial technology;
  • Communicate accurately, clearly, and effectively in a drafting environment;
  • Understand and apply orthographic projection, geometric construction, and auxiliary views;
  • Create working and assembly drawings;
  • Operate standard machine shop equipment while producing actual parts in a machine shop environment;
  • Produce parts with a higher degree of accuracy and quality control skills;
  • Be proficient at operating CAD based software while applying drafting practices learned on the drawing board;
  • Manage and organize drawing files;
  • Apply drafting practices to AutoDesk Inventor and produce parametric models and working drawings.

Employment Potential

Students who complete the Industrial Technology: Manufacturing Technology certificate program will have the training needed for employment as machine specialists in the manufacturing field. A number of local industries have expressed interest in employing individuals with skills similar to those obtained from this program. In addition, certificate program graduates may seek to continue their studies toward an associate’s or baccalaureate degree in the field, qualifying for higher‐level management positions in the work force.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Enrollment and Success Center 1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022


Semester Credits 16

Semester Credits 15

Total Credits 31

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