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Traditional ideas about manufacturing have changed. More and more, manufacturing jobs are high-tech oriented, and skilled workers face little risk of their jobs being outsourced. Wages in manufacturing are among the highest for all areas of industry.

In the Phoenix area, some manufacturing jobs pay wages 10 to 50 percent above the average wage for other jobs in the region. Manufacturing jobs are also in demand. Many manufacturing employers suffer shortages of skilled workers, and retiring Baby Boomers will only increase employment demand. Computer equipment, aerospace, and electronic instruments are some of the largest manufacturing sectors in Greater Phoenix.

Occupation

Average Annual Wage*

Fastest Growing Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers Butchers & Meat Cutters Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Operators Food Batchmakers Mixing & Blending Machine Operators

$37,910 $33,320 $33,210 $21,680 $33,570

Largest Number First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production Workers $54,240 Helpers—Production Workers $24,450 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers $35,580 Machinists $39,010 Team Assemblers $25,640 * Source: Arizona Department of Commerce 2009

Essential Industry Transferable Skills •

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

• Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions. • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Source: O*Net

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Manufacturing Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges Program

College/Skill Center

AVIATION AND AERONAUTICS Aircraft Maintenance Technology

College/Skill Center

Program Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Chandler-Gilbert

CADD Level I

Mesa

Aircraft Maintenance Technology (Part 147)

Chandler-Gilbert

Computer-Aided Drafting

Airframe Maintenance (Part 147)

Chandler-Gilbert

Electromechanical Drafting

Mesa

Chandler-Gilbert

Electromechanical Manufacturing Technology

Mesa

Industrial Design Technology

GateWay

Powerplant Maintenance (Part 147)

ELECTRONICS/ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY Automation Technology

Mesa

Industrial Design Technology Estrella Mountain, Mesa

Design Specialist - SolidWorks

GateWay

Automation Technology Level I

Estrella Mountain, Mesa

Machining I

Computer and Networking Technology

Glendale

Machining II

Mesa

Electric Utility Technology

Chandler-Gilbert

Manual Machinist Certificate Program

Maricopa Skill Center

Electric Utility Design Technology

Chandler-Gilbert

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mesa

Electrical Technology

GateWay

Manufacturing Management

Mesa

Electromechanical Automation Technology

Mesa

Manufacturing Productivity:

Electronics Engineering Technology

Mesa

Electronics Manufacturing Technology

Glendale

Electronics Technology

Mesa

Meter Technology

Chandler-Gilbert

Manufacturing Welding

Mesa

Network Maintenance

Glendale

Mechanical Drafting

Mesa

Telecommunications Technology

South Mountain

Microcircuit Mask Design

Mesa

Workforce Development: Electrical Level I

Rio Salado

Microcomputer Servicing

Glendale

Workforce Development: Electrical Level II

Rio Salado

Production Technology

Mesa

Production Technology: CNC Technology

GateWay

Production Technology: Quality Assurance

GateWay

ENGINEERING Civil Engineering Technology

Phoenix College

Surveying Technology

Phoenix College

CNC CAD/CAM Programming

GateWay

Manufacturing Productivity: Team Leadership

GateWay

WELDING TECHNOLOGY Arc Welder Certificate Program

MANUFACTURING AND DRAFTING

Mesa

Maricopa Skill Center

Combination Welder - 2 Process

Basic CAD

Glendale

Certificate Program

Maricopa Skill Center

CAD Application

Glendale

Combination Welder - 3

CAD Technology

Glendale

CAD/CAM/CNC I

Mesa

CAD/CAM/CNC II

Mesa

CAD-BIM Technology

Phoenix College

CNC Machinist Certificate Program

Maricopa Skill Center

Commercial Drafting CADD Level II

Mesa

Process Certificate Program

Maricopa Skill Center

Combination Welder - 3 Process with Intro to Pipe Welding Certificate Program

Maricopa Skill Center

Combination Welder - 4 Process Certificate Program

Maricopa Skill Center Source: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/index.php

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Manufacturing Programs (continued) College/Skill Center

Program Flux Core Welder Certificate Program

Maricopa Skill Center

MIG Welder Certificate Program

Maricopa Skill Center

TIG Welder/TIG Fingertip Welder Certificate Program

Maricopa Skill Center

Welding Mesa

Source: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/index.php

The Maricopa Community Colleges are the leaders in workforce training in Arizona.

I really like the instructors at GWCC, they are very sharp and knowledgeable. Chris Jensen GWCC Production Technology Major

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