Precision. Accuracy. Calibration. Technology. These are just some of the many words you might think of when you hear about the study of “metrology.” Metrology – a new manufacturing offering at Goodwin College – is the science of measurement. It is used to create just about everything we encounter in our daily lives, from our laptop computers to the buildings around us to the airplanes in the sky.
If you are attentive to detail, great at problem-solving, and have a passion for mathematics, science, as well as innovation, industrial metrology is without a doubt the career path for you. Industrial metrology is the application of metrology to the manufacturing field. It is a fitting career choice for someone who is interested in a hands-on, always-evolving role.
Of course, you need the right education to get there. Metrology is a very precise specialization within manufacturing, requiring very specific training and practical experience. Within the broad field of manufacturing, metrologists must also have a solid understanding of all the processes and principles that go into the production and assurance of goods. That is where Goodwin’s new accelerated manufacturing program (where you can earn your Certificate in CNC Machining, Metrology and Manufacturing Technology) can help.
In our machining and metrology training program, you will gain a holistic understanding of CNC machining, technical design, computer-aided manufacturing, as well as practical and theoretical measurements, preparing you to become a productive member of any manufacturing team. The program is only 22 ½ weeks full-time, so that you can quickly land the metrology job you’ve dreamed of.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, metrology workers can assume many different job titles depending on their role and workplace. While many experts use the overarching term “metrologist,” industrial metrologists are also commonly known as Calibration Engineers, Calibration Technicians, Quality Engineers, Quality Technicians, Process Control Technicians, even Safety Engineers and CNC Machinists. The list goes on and on.
The beauty of metrology training is that it can be applied to a wide variety of jobs and sectors within the manufacturing field post-graduation. It is, after all, the science of measurement. Metrology workers are essential for developing manufacturing technologies, designs, as well as for quality control and mechanical operations. In aerospace, for example, metrologists are responsible for supervising the manufacturing of planes as well as for testing parts such as the turbines and landing gear. In a government position, a metrologist might verify that each part and system works correctly.
Because the field of metrology can be utilized in a variety of different industries and organizations, it can be very helpful for metrologists to have a farther-stretching manufacturing education—a metrology training program that goes beyond measure, a program that covers machining, technical drawing, lean manufacturing, and even CAM software, as well. Goodwin College’s metrology training certificate program has a CNC machining focus, offering coursework in Manufacturing Mathematics, Lean Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Calibration, and more. It also helps hone skills such as:
- Math proficiencies
- Communication skills
- Mechanical aptitude
- Concentration and critical-thinking skills
- Technology and computer skills
- Precision and accuracy
Whether you are a seasoned worker or are just starting out in the field, Goodwin’s new accelerated manufacturing and metrology training program can help you further your career. And, we can help you land a job in less time. Our Certificate in CNC Machining, Metrology, and Manufacturing Technology is designed at a faster-pace, so that you can dive into the workforce in less than 23 weeks. Our CNC and Metrology training classes combine classroom instruction, hands-on training in our state-of-the-art facility, and in-field training so that you can truly advance your manufacturing skillset. Thanks to our partnerships with local Connecticut manufacturers, you may be eligible for internship, scholarship, and job placement opportunities in your desired field, as well.
Learn more about our CNC and Metrology program in Connecticut by calling 800-889-3282 today.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.