Advanced Manufacturing

This program has Fast Track Career options that let you skill up with an in-demand career certificate that employers are looking for. See awards below for Fast Track options.

Manufacturing is a $12.5 billion industry, and there are tons of jobs right here in Central Texas. You can get the high-tech skills you need to build everything from microchips to rockets at Austin Community College. ACC’s Advanced Manufacturing Program features industry partnerships with local employers like Samsung Semiconductor, Applied Materials, and Tesla. In our state-of-the-art classrooms, you’ll get hands-on training in computer-aided design, production processes, quality control, electronics, and more.

ACC Impact Lab Manufacturing Discussion with Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Austin Community College hosted Secretary Gina Raimondo of the U.S. Department of Commerce for a special tour and roundtable discussion at ACC Highland Campus. Raimondo toured the college’s advanced manufacturing facilities, sat down with ACC Chancellor Richard Rhodes, Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, the interim CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, industry leaders in the manufacturing sector of Austin, and an ACC manufacturing student to discuss the fast-growing industry and how ACC and employers are working together to build a highly-skilled workforce.

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Get an Advanced Manufacturing Degree

Whether you are looking to acquire skills fast or build a foundation for a career, ACC has the program that supports your goals.

  • Bachelor of Applied Technology in Manufacturing Technology. Combine your work experience with your associate degree, and get a bachelor's degree that can increase your opportunities in the manufacturing sector.
  • Associate of Applied Science. Specialize in robotics, medical devices, and more.
  • Occupational Skills. Get the basics in manufacturing training and join one of the biggest workforces in Central Texas.

Career & Salary Information

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  • Manufacturing Production Technicians

    Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies.

    Hourly Wage: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Manufacturing Production Technicians. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards and follow the program maps below to stay on track.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Manufacturing Technology - Advanced Manufacturing Specialization
Manufacturing Technology - Medical Devices Technology Specialization
Manufacturing, Automation and Robotics Technology Specialization

Certificate Level 1

Manufacturing Technology - Advanced Manufacturing Specialization Level 1
Manufacturing Technology - Medical Devices Technology Level 1

Occupational Skills Award

Manufacturing Technology - Advanced Manufacturing

Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Bachelors - Associate of Applied Science Pathway
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Bachelors - Associate of Science in Engineering Pathway