Without well-trained individuals to run machinery and oversee production and manufacturing, businesses’ production facilities would operate inefficiently and be in danger of producing inferior products.
The Manufacturing program will help transform you into an invaluable asset by teaching you essential skills like process design, QA, quality control, computer numeric control (CNC) machine set-up and operation, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programming. You will also learn how to apply mathematical reasoning to the manufacturing process, analyze technical documents to make informed decisions, and use other state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and procedures as an operator or technician while following manufacturing regulations and safety practices.
Make it happen and join the Manufacturing program today!
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
GateWay provides two educational paths to complete a credential in the Manufacturing field, both of which provide you with the knowledge and skills to be successful to enter the job market quickly.
As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. Review the course requirements for complete details, and work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities.
These programs are credit based, and have traditional start dates in the fall and spring semesters.
Program Cost Estimates*
Certificate of Completion in Production Technology: Quality Assurance: $3,380
Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Design Technology: $7,620
*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
Machining is considered a clock program, which is a training program that provides skills for quick entry into the workforce. It has specific year-round start dates and meets four days a week, Monday-Thursday. Successful completion of your hours makes you eligible to apply for graduation to receive your certificate of competency.
Virtual Pre-Enrollment Session Attendance
Enrollment Sessions: Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Program Cost Estimates*
Certificate of Competency in CNC Machining I: $5,829 | 758 hours/8 months
Program Notes: This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
*Day program months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Night program months based on 20 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.