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This Career Cluster® is focused on planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing, and process engineering.

Below are the Manufacturing career cluster pathways. Each pathway has various occupations that share common skills, knowledge, and interests. Discover possible occupations by selecting a pathway below:

Manufacturing Production Process Development
Maintenance, Installation & Repair
Quality Assurance
Logistics & Inventory Control
Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance



Chemical Laboratory Technology

The Chemical Laboratory Technology offers students an opportunity to earn an associate degree designed to prepare students for immediate employment…

Industrial Instrumentation Technology

The Industrial Instrumentation program prepares individuals to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair various types of measuring and control instruments and…

Machine Tool Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Machine Tool Technology is designed to prepare students with a practical approach to machining…

Process Technology

The program generally prepares individuals to monitor, operate, and maintain equipment used in the processing of raw material into marketable…


The purpose of the Welding program is to prepare individuals for employment in the field of welding. Instruction is provided…


Industry Today

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Process Industry Informer

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The Association for Manufacturing Technology

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Manufacturing Technology

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