You will be on your way to becoming a certified manufacturing engineer upon completion of TCC’s Manufacturing Engineering program. Manufacturing jobs are a major factor driving Tulsa’s economy, and you can find your place in the industry working in such roles as machinist, assembler and technician. TCC provides training for entry-level positions in manufacturing to help Tulsa area manufacturers meet the growing demand for skilled worker.
Manufacturing Engineers are vital to manufacturing, designing, directing and coordinating the process at every industry level. Their role includes defining the requirements for facilities, equipment, special machinery, tooling, materials, manpower and processes required to produce all the parts and assemblies to make the final product.
TCC provides several Engineering Technology options to prepare you for employment after receiving your Workforce Development Associate in Applied Science degree. Our programs include General Education courses, common core classes (part of all of the Engineering Technology programs listed below) and specialized classes for each technology area.
Workforce Development Degree Information
Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.
Earn National Certification
TCC's Manufacturing Engineering classes follow the objectives of the Certified Production Technician, which adheres to specifications set by the Manufacturing Standard Skills Certification, a national industry-standard certifying body.
Graduates of the TCC program are eligible to take the CPT national certification. In addition, graduates earn 12 college credit hours within the Engineering Technology degree program and receive a TCC Workforce Certificate of Achievement. Each class is worth three college credits, is stackable, and could lead to an Associate in Engineering Technology or a more advanced degree.
Training is based on the Certified Production Technician. It includes four modules, and each module is four weeks in duration.
Technical instruction develops skills in four key areas:
- Safety covers topics such as responsibilities, inspection, emergency preparedness, workplace behavior, ear and eye wear, equipment handling, etc.
- Quality includes blueprint reading (assemblers, fasteners, geometric dimensioning, tolerancing, etc.), tape and precision measurement, dimensional gauging, quality systems and more.
- Manufacturing Processes and Production focuses on product creation, mechanical principles (concepts, force measurements, torque and moments, levers and mechanical advantage) mechanical linkages, machining processes, machine operation, production workflow, etc.
- Maintenance Awareness touches on basic electric circuits, pneumatic power systems, hydraulic power systems, lubrication concepts, belt/chain drives, machine control concepts, etc.
The Advanced Manufacturing and Related Pathways grant at TCC is a $2.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant allows TCC to build linkages between secondary, community colleges, four-year institutions, and community partners to create new career pathways in the manufacturing and related industries.