Which Advanced Manufacturing Degree is Right for You?

Modern manufacturing is in need of hard-working and inventive thinkers; dedicated workers with the training to help bring manufacturing into the future. Industry technology is getting leaner and greener, with modern production techniques that produce significantly less waste. Goodwin College’s manufacturing and machining school acknowledges these industry changes, with programs based on the needs of today’s manufacturing workforce.

If you are considering a career in manufacturing, know that modern manufacturers need workers who can keep up with the progressive, changing state of the industry. They need individuals who are trained in the latest technology, who can adapt to changing demands, and who have developed the skills necessary to succeed in modern manufacturing.

The job opportunities in manufacturing are abundant—skilled workers, on the other hand, are not. Today, there are an estimated 17.6 million manufacturing jobs in the United States, and over 2.2 million more are expected to open up within the next six years. But due in part to a lack of qualified workers, there are as many as 500,000 manufacturing jobs currently unfilled!

That’s why an advanced manufacturing degree can be so important to show the skills that manufacturers desire. At Goodwin College, we believe in the power of hands-on learning. Our state-of-the-art facility houses cutting-edge machinery that gives you the most immersive educational experience possible. Our manufacturing training programs give you plenty of hands-on learning opportunities, so you can master your craft before entering the field. Here are some of the paths you can take towards pursuing an advanced manufacturing degree here at Goodwin:

Manufacturing Management (Bachelor’s Degree)

In this Bachelor’s degree program, you will learn many leadership skills, including the supervision of manufacturing processes, the management of human and mechanical resources, and the assurance of lean manufacturing processes. You will gain a deeper understanding of all fields of manufacturing, including operations management, logistics, green manufacturing, production planning and control, and more. Earning your manufacturing management degree can lead you to many managerial or executive roles within the industry, such as Safety Supervisor, Production Planner, and Quality Manager.

Quality Management Systems (Associate Degree)

Quality Management Systems is an associate’s degree program that offers students great skills and knowledge in the fundamentals of manufacturing, as well as the principles and processes of the industry. In Goodwin’s quality management degree program, you will learn quality inspection techniques, calibration, statistical process control, as well as how to interpret engineering blueprints. With this degree, you can earn titles such as Quality Controller, Quality Auditor, and Quality Technician.

Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Associate Degree)

If you are looking for a career that involves manufacturing processes from start to finish, you may consider pursuing a degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management. In this training program, you will work directly with the supply, inventory, packaging, and distribution of goods. You will learn the skills necessary to plan manufacturing processes, purchase materials, maintain inventory, and ensure the distribution of goods to consumers. With a team, you will work to improve warehouse and supply chain operations.

CNC Machining (Associate Degree)

CNC machining is available at both certificate and associate degree levels at Goodwin College. No matter what program you choose, you will gain a deeper understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, and mathematics. You will develop advanced skills in Mastercam, learn how to create technical drawings, as well as have hands-on access to our latest CNC milling and turning machines.

Whether you are starting your career or already work in the field, Goodwin College’s advanced manufacturing degree programs can prepare you for an industry driven by technology, innovation, and creativity. Call 800.889.3282 or visit us online to start pursuing your future today!