3.5 million jobs in manufacturing will be created over the next decade in the USA. However, employers will not be able to fill 2 million of those jobs* because most workers won’t have the right skills. You don’t have to miss out on one of the 2 million jobs – get yourself job-ready by starting with the Manufacturing program right here at the Mount!
Real Jobs, Right Around Here
You’ll take hands-on, in-person classes at our campus off Rt 2 on Jackson Road in Devens, MA, near leading employers in our area like Nypro/Jabil, SMC Ltd., Biotechne, WestRock and Catania Oils. These companies have hired our graduates and continue to help guide our curriculum development.
Start with the Mechatronics Certificate
If you’re looking for a fast way to upgrade your job skills, start with the Mechatronics Certificate. You’ll get classes like Introduction to Robotics in Automation and Print Reading for Industry that you can put to use immediately in a manufacturing operation. In addition, you can apply all your courses from Manufacturing Technology – Mechatronics certificate to the Manufacturing Technology – Plastics Associate Degree. In total, the Mechatronics certificate will earn you 27-28 credits toward an Associate degree.
Step Up to the Associate Degree Program
Our full Associate degree program is the next step. You’ll be well-prepared for a rewarding career with core classes like Industrial Electricity, Programmable Logic Controls and Injection Molding and Extrusion of Plastics. You will take 31-32 additional credits (for a total of 60 credits) and finish with your A.S. in Manufacturing Technology – Plastics degree.
Yes, it is Financial Aid Eligible
You will be eligible to access financial aid funds if you qualify when you take either our Manufacturing Technology – Plastics Associate Degree program or our Manufacturing Technology – Mechatronics Certificate program. Both programs are designed to be affordable and some employers may even be willing to provide tuition reimbursement funds (every employer is different, please check with your supervisor or HR Department to see if reimbursement is available to you).
*(Source: Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute)