Manufacturing Technology

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The manufacturing technology program offers specialized tracks in mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation and control technology. Our expert faculty offers a deep understanding of the industry and prepares you for success in this rapidly growing field. Explore the unique features that make our program stand out!

Program Details

Learn more about our manufacturing technology program and what WCJC has to offer with the  WCJC Catalog

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The Manufacturing Technology A.A.S. program is designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the installation and maintenance of manufacturing equipment, production lines, and control systems. You can only pursue one specialty track and may only obtain one A.A.S. degree in Manufacturing Technology. Check out the three specialty tracks you can choose from:


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The Manufacturing Technology Industrial Maintenance and Mechanical Technician Certificates are designed to give you a technical-level specialized career track option in industrial or mechanical maintenance. The programs prepare you to apply basic engineering technology principles, skills in mechatronics, and more to maintain equipment in industries like manufacturing, power generation, and petrochemical. Classes offered in the Certificate programs may be applied toward the A.A.S. degree in Manufacturing Technology.


After completing this program, you will be prepared for a career in the manufacturing, power generation and petrochemical industries.  Possible careers include...

  • Mechanical Maintenance Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Electrical Technician

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The Best in Manufacturing Tech Education

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Learn more about what sets our manufacturing technology program apart from other schools.

Meet the Faculty

Gerald Kinder

Program Director and Instructor
Mr. Kinder graduated from Texas State Technical College in 2010 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. With 11 years of experience in aircraft parts manufacturing and metal fabrication, he joined WCJC as an instructor in August 2015.

Phone: (979) 318-7367

Additional Program Information

  • Mark Booker - Lyondell Basell, Bay City, TX
  • Al Cagle Jr. - Olin, Freeport, TX
  • Alex Gonzalez - JM Eagle, Wharton, TX
  • Ronnie Puckett - Crestwood Mid-Stream, Houston, TX
  • Gregory Robey - Tenaris, Bay City, TX
  • Karen Smith - JM Eagle, Wharton, TX
  • Brannon Stephens - OQ Chemicals, Bay City, TX
  • Blake Weston - Tenaris, Bay City, TX

Level I Certificate: Manufacturing Technology

  • Tuition/Fees In-District:  $3,648
  • Tuition/Fees Out-District:  $5,234

Level II Certificate: Mechanical Technician

  • Tuition/Fees In-District:  $5,088
  • Tuition/Fees Out-District:  $7,284

AAS Degree - TRACK A: Mechanical Technician

  • Tuition/Fees In-District:  $8,390
  • Tuition/Fees Out-District:  $12,050

AAS Degree - TRACK B: Electrical Technician 

  • Tuition/Fees In-District:  $8,305
  • Tuition/Fees Out-District:  $11,965

AAS Degree - TRACK C: Instrumentation & Control Technician

  • Tuition/Fees In-District:  $8,300
  • Tuition/Fees Out-District:  $11,960