Become part of an ever expanding and diversifying manufacturing community. Learn about the skills needed to succeed and the vast array of high demand job functions being created by our highly advanced manufacturing community.

Program Overview

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What Will You Learn?

Associate of Science

This program will provide you hands-on training in a variety of technologies within advanced manufacturing. The skill-based curriculum will help students develop and portfolio of competencies and confidence to operate a variety of advanced machines and equipment and set you up for a successful career in advanced manufacturing.


In-State Tuition: $223/credit

Out-of-State / International Tuition: $429/credit

Some programs have additional program fees


4 Semesters

62-65 credits

Learn Online

This program may be completed 50% or more online.


  • High School Diploma or GED/HiSET.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must have stable muscle control.


  • This program may be completed at QCC Worcester (Main Campus); other local locations may be used to enhance the educational experience of the student.
  • This program may be completed face-to-face.
  • Many of the courses do have Online/Remote access; however, there are many lab activities to be completed on site.


The following program(s) have connections that can be completed alongside or applied to this program:


Manufacturing Technology Certificate

Explore this certificate program and build a skills set that will allow you to perform standalone competencies to enhance or begin your career in advanced manufacturing. These high demand skills will lead to employment and career growth with opportunities to continue your education into the degree program and beyond.

Manufacturing Technology - Computer Aided Design Certificate

Join our local community of engineers by completing this CAD program and entering the high demand field of engineering design. Learn the skills of technical communication using 2D and 3D computer aided design software. Prepare digital machines like QCC's 3D printers, laser cutters, and more to solve engineering problems.

Manufacturing Technology - CNC Technologies Certificate

Begin this immersive program focusing on computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools and start your career in this exciting and high demand manufacturing sector. The program provides access to our advanced manufacturing lab and develops the skills necessary to safely operate CNC machine tools and program them to perform machine operation on CNC Mill's and CNC Lathes.

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Course TitleCourse #Semester OfferedCreditsPrerequisites

Semester 1

  • Apply and get accepted to this program (Program Code: MP).
  • Register for and successfully complete all courses to graduate in four semesters.
  • Complete MAT 123 and MAT 124 for transfer goal; Complete MAT 147 and MAT 148 for employment goal.
  • Complete MNT 100 and MNT 108 (both courses include certification exams).
  • Complete MNT 101.
Introduction to Microcomputer ApplicationsCIS 111F/S/SU3 
College Mathematics I: Pre-Calculus ORMAT 123F/S/SU3-4MAT 100 or approp place score
Mathematics for Technicians IMAT 147F/SUMAT 095 with a grade of “C” or higher or approp place score
Manufacturing SafetyMNT 100F/S3Placement into college level English, MAT 095 with a grade of “C” or higher or approp place score
Mechanical CAD IMNT 101F/S3MAT 095 with a grade of “C” or higher or approp place score
Basic Machine OperationMNT 108F/S3MAT 095 with a grade of “C” or higher or approp place score

Semester 2

  • Meet with Career Services to discuss the co-op process and leads for co-op placements.
  • If considering transfer, meet with a Transfer Services Advisor. See
  • Complete ENG 101, MNT 106 and MNT 115.
Composition IENG 101F/S/SU3Placement into college level English
College Mathematics II: Trigonometry ORMAT 124F/S/SU3-4MAT 123 or approp place score
Mathematics for Technicians IIMAT 148S/SUMAT 147
QualityMNT 106S3 
Manufacturing Materials and ProcessesMNT 110S3MAT 095 with a grade of “C” or higher or approp place score
Maintenance and Instrumentation in ManufacturingMNT 115S3 

Semester 3

  • If choosing MNT 299 (Semester 4), meet with Program Coordinator to discuss readiness for MNT 299.
  • Contact Career Services to complete all requirements of CPS 298 (required prior to registration for MNT 299). See
  • If considering transfer, meet with representatives of four-year schools to discuss/begin the transfer application process; or create an account on the QCC job board to search for internships, co-ops and jobs.
  • Complete MNT 103 and MNT 210 (both courses include certification exams).
  • Complete PHY 101.
Pre Cooperative Education SeminarCPS 298F/S0 
Industrial RoboticsELM 260F/S4ELT 121 or MNT 115
Composition II ORENG 102F/S/SU3ENG 101
Technical WritingENG 105F/S
Solid ModelingMNT 103F/S3ERG 101 or MNT 101
CNC ProgrammingMNT 210F4Coreq: MNT 101, MNT 108
Physics IPHY 101F/SU4MAT 148 or Coreq: MAT 124

Semester 4

  • Continue with/complete the transfer application process; or if seeking employment, meet with Career Services for career readiness preparation and to learn more about QCC’s job board.
  • Complete MNT 215.
  • Complete MNT 216, which offers SME CMfgT exam; or complete MNT 299 (with Program Coordinator approval), which introduces students to employers; or complete Program Elective (must choose from ACC, BUS, HUM, LOG, MGT, SOC, or MAT 122, or any MAT 200-level course), which provides an alternative professional option.
  • Complete MNT 218 (includes certification exam).
  • Submit an Intent to Graduate Form, located on The Q.
Computer-Aided ManufacturingMNT 215S4MNT 101, MNT 210
Manufacturing Capstone Project ORMNT 216S3-4MNT 102 or MNT 103, MNT 210
Cooperative Work Experience ORMNT 299F/S/SUCPS 298, Approval of Program Coordinator
Program Elective--- 
Lean Manufacturing and Six SigmaMNT 218S3MNT 106
Physics IIPHY 102S/SU4PHY 101
Total Credits Required:  62-65 

Program Goals:

The Manufacturing Technology associate degree program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the field of advanced manufacturing. Students will gain an understanding of materials and manufacturing processes, as well as the quality systems in place in modern industry. Using safe working practices, students will learn to operate and maintain a variety of production equipment. Since there is a strong focus on applied mathematical and scientific knowledge in advanced manufacturing, students will obtain an advanced understanding of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems. Use of PCs, communication skills, CNC machine tools, and CAD/CAM software will allow successful graduates to enhance their ability to add value to any manufacturing environment. Graduates will be able to apply lean principles and automation techniques to improve process and product efficiency and quality.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply mathematical and scientific concepts to solve manufacturing problems.
  • Understand the process of product development through design and experimentation.
  • Supervise and manage a variety of manufacturing systems.
  • Work in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams to assess and improve system performance.
  • Practice safe working protocols to nurture ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate technical information both verbally and in written form.
  • Use modern tooling, skills, and techniques for effective manufacturing systems practice.
  • Understand the behavior of a variety of material properties as they relate to manufacturing processing.
  • Apply accurate design methodology and use industry standard CAD/CAM software to improve quality and production.
  • Identify problems before they occur and design a solution.
  • Understand and manage product variability as defined by quality systems.
  • Apply advanced methods of analysis, synthesis, and control of manufacturing systems.
  • Safely operate, program, and set up a variety of CNC equipment.
  • Measure manufacturing process variables and draw credible technical conclusions.
  • Apply lean principles in the operation and development of production systems.

Admissions Process:

Admissions inquiries should be directed to Prospective students may apply to the program of their choice by following the enrollment steps at

Program Admissions Requirements:

Students should note that some first semester courses carry minimum prerequisites. Refer to the program grid.

  • High School Diploma or GED/HiSET.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must have stable muscle control.

CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing:

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks are not required. Fingerprinting and drug testing are not required.

  • CORI/SORI checks, fingerprinting, and drug testing may be required of students enrolled in MNT 299.

Additional Cost:

See the Program Fees page.

  • Graduates may be required to meet at off-campus locations and are expected to provide their own transportation to these venues. Types of venues used vary each semester, but may include company tours outside of class and/or training at other local educational facilities.
  • Students should anticipate additional expenses for professional certification examinations.

Technical Performance Standards:

See the Technical Performance Standards page. (Note: Not all programs have technical performance standards).

Credit for Prior Learning:

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) allows students to use skills they already have towards a college degree or certificate. Work, life, volunteer and military experience may be translated into credit, allowing students to take fewer classes and earn their degree faster. CPL eliminates redundancies for students who have already earned credentials or mastered skills required for their program of study. Email for more information and eligibility.

  • To evaluate technical prior learning credit, students should contact the Center for Career & Transfer Services.

Career Outlook:

Please consult the Massachusetts Career Information System at or the Occupational Outlook Handbook at for specific occupational information. The CIP code for this program is 15.0613.

Transfer Articulations & Opportunities:

Prospective students may learn more about transfer articulation agreements at More information regarding transfer opportunities is available at

Additional Information:

  • The courses in this program are aligned with national standards as set by National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), Haas CNC, OSHA, and Fanuc Robotics.
  • During the course of this program, students will be required to take industry prescribed certifications. See program grid for details.