5 Jobs You Can Land with an Advanced Manufacturing Certificate

Well-trained industry professionals in manufacturing are in-demand all over the state of Connecticut. Whether you are just starting out, or looking to further your role in the field, you likely want to do so fast. You are ready to advance your manufacturing career and become successful in a fast-advancing, thriving workforce. How do you do it? If you are living in Connecticut, the 37-credit accelerated manufacturing certificate at Goodwin College could be the right next step. This advanced manufacturing certificate program covers everything from CNC Machining and Metrology to Manufacturing Technology – positioning you for an array of manufacturing jobs once the program’s complete.

As a career-focused program, Goodwin’s advanced manufacturing certificate is one that is fast, flexible and full of great opportunity! Which career opportunities can you look forward to after earning your advanced manufacturing certificate, exactly? Here, we’ll break it all down for you, and let you know some of the options out there awaiting.

About Our Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Programs

In today’s economy, most young adults are eager to get started in their careers, without being buried in debt for several years to come. Goodwin College recently teamed up with Connecticut manufacturers to make our program shorter in length — and less expensive — than other schools, to get you working in the field quickly! Students who choose to take classes full-time for just 22.5 weeks can gain the career-focused training needed to land a job in the manufacturing field!

The manufacturing classes at Goodwin are interactive and engaging. They combine classroom instruction, hands-on training in our state-of-the-art facility, and in-field training. Thanks to partnerships with local manufacturers, students may be eligible for internships, scholarships, and even job placement opportunities.

At Goodwin, the advanced manufacturing certificate program in CNC Machining, Metrology, and Technology is offered as open enrollment and there are no wait lists. In earning this advanced manufacturing certificate, you’ll gain a deep understanding of machining and develop competencies in theoretical and practical measurements, helping you to become an effective member of any manufacturing team. This certificate also bolsters you to pursue a National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credential as a CNC Operator – a highly innovative career choice.

At Goodwin, manufacturing students may also choose to pursue certificates in Quality Management, Production, and Manufacturing and Logistics. You can also go onto pursue an Associate or Bachelor’s degree at our manufacturing and machining school.

5 Manufacturing Positions to Consider Post-Certificate Program:

  1. Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial machinery mechanics, also known as maintenance machinists, are responsible for keeping machines in working order. It is a very advanced and technical job, as many of these machines are run by computers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Industrial Machinery Mechanics earn an average salary of $51,360 per year. This is an extremely in-demand position. In fact, this role is projected to add about 23,200 manufacturing jobs—more than any other occupation in this group—by 2026! These jobs are expected to be in several manufacturing industries, including motor vehicle parts manufacturing, architectural and structural metals manufacturing, and pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing.

  1. Machinist

In Connecticut, CNC machinists earn an average salary of $49,000 per year. In addition to having significant current employment, machinists are projected to add about 8,000 jobs in manufacturing between 2016 and 2026. This an exciting career filled with plenty of day-to-day action. Machinists often read blue-prints of computer files, set up and operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, and turn, mill, drill, shape, and grind machine parts to specifications needed.

  1. First-Line Supervisors

First-line supervisors earn a median salary of $62,660. They directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators.

  1. Quality Control Inspectors

Are you a Type A personality? Do you like to keep things clean, in order, and organized? A career as a Quality Control Inspector may be the perfect role for you! In this position, you examine products and materials for defects or deviations from specifications. It’s an in-demand job with plenty of opportunity for growth. Earn a median salary of $37,340 per year while you’re at it.

  1. General Maintenance & Repair Worker

General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, equipment, and buildings. They cover a number of needs in our everyday lives. They paint, repair flooring, and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems, just to name a few examples. Repair workers earn a median salary of $37,670 per year and there is job growth expected in this field every year.

There are a number of job opportunities for those who complete the advanced manufacturing certificate at Goodwin College. Click here to learn more about this fast and flexible program, or call 800-889-3282 to get started on your new career path today!