Manufacturing Operations

​​​​​​Producing finished goods from raw materials, components or parts using machinery and workers in order to meet customer expectations

Potential Careers in Manufacturing Operations
  • Assembler
  • Boilermaker
  • Design engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Foundry worker
  • Freight, stock and material mover
  • Health and safety rep
  • Industrial machinery mechanic
  • Inspector
  • Labor relations manager
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Pattern and model maker
  • Quality control technician
  • SPS coordinator
  • Tool and die maker
  • Traffic manager
  • Welder
  • Precision machinist
  • Header operator
  • CNC programmer
  • Tool buyer

High School Pathway Courses     (s) = semester     *Advance Now - Rock Valley College

Grade ​Essential Pathway Courses
(select one each year)
Examples of Local Post-Secondary Degrees
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Certificates
Rock Valley College​​

Associate's Degree
Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Rock Valley College​​

Bachelor’s Degree
Bachelor of Science in Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Master’s Degree
Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Northern Illinois University
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