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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.
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.
Whether you are looking to acquire skills fast or build a foundation for a career, ACC has the program that supports your goals.
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Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies.
Hourly Wage: $
# people are employed as Manufacturing Production Technicians. This number is expected to # over the next four years.
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.
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Train for a new career quickly and affordably at Austin Community College. ACC's Fast Track Career Certificates will give you a helpful edge in the job market by equipping you with the in-demand skills Central Texas employers need now. Noncredit and for-credit certificate options are available to help you achieve fast results and long term success.
Looking for the fastest possible training option? Consider earning a noncredit Production Technician Certificate from ACC's Continuing Education Division. This award takes just 4 to 8 weeks to complete.