The Advanced Manufacturing programs train students for high-growth careers. These diverse industries require hands-on training for students to master the latest technology and equipment.
Graduates in these fields keep systems running and secure, work with complex hardware and software and provide research and other technical support for manufacturing, food production, engineering and construction industries. The estimated salary range for Advanced Manufacturing graduates is $30,747 - $41,634*.
Students who are currently employed may also participate in available metalworking apprenticeship options. An apprenticeship is a competency-based training system, approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, that prepares workers for highly skilled and specialized occupations.
Northeast Iowa Community College is endorsed by the Manufacturing Institute's M-list for providing students the opportunity to earn NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certifications as a standard part of their manufacturing education programs. The M-List distinguishes quality manufacturing education and training programs that are a preferred source of talent for manufacturing employers.
|Certified Production Technician (CPT)||Career Pathway Certificate|
|Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician||Diploma
Career Pathway Certificate
|Electromechanical Technician||Career Pathway Certificate|
|Engineering Technology||Associate of Applied Science|
|Industrial Maintenance Technician||Diploma
Associate of Applied Science
|Industrial Sewing||Career Pathway Certificate|
Career Pathway Certificate (Basic)
Career Pathway Certificate (GMAW)
Advantages of Advanced Manufacturing: High-Growth, High-Earning Potential
The average manufacturing worker earns $77,066 annually, including pay and benefits, while other industries earn $60,168. Since 2001, there has been 179 percent growth in advanced manufacturing produced products exported from Iowa. Iowa has the largest number of advanced manufacturing jobs in the Midwest, and by 2018, Iowa is predicted to have a shortfall of 6,672 skilled workers in this sector.
Learn more about the changing world of advanced manufacturing! Elevate is a statewide initiative with resources available for you.
This workforce solution is funded by the I-AM Consortium which is 100% financed through a $12,951,162 grant from the Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration.
Sources: ElevateIowa.com, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Trade Information Service and Iowa Workforce Development Status Report and Iowa Workforce Development
*Source: EMSI; Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.