Manufacturing Training at Greenville Technical College


April 14, 2015
TD Convention Center

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Manufacturing is hiring. Get qualified.

The U.S. is the world’s largest manufacturing economy, and the Wall Street Journal reports that since 2009, jobs in this segment are growing at twice the rate of others. Yet there’s a nationwide shortage of people qualified to fill the openings. In fact, according to CBS News, some 227,000 manufacturing positions are going unfilled. Greenville Technical College offers the training you need to qualify, and in many cases, you can work for leading area companies while you complete an education these employers have designed to fit their needs.

We offer training for these and other positions needed by manufacturers.


Mechatronics Technician

What you'll do:
Operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment.

What you'll earn:
Median wage: $20.76/hour

Greenville Tech programs that get you there:

CNC Machinist

What you'll do:
Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.

What you'll earn:
Median wage: $17.41/hour

Greenville Tech programs that get you there:

  • CNC/Machine Tool Technology
    Machine Tool Technology Associate Degree – two years
    Machine Tool Technology Diploma – one year
    Entry-level CNC Operator Accelerated Training Program – one semester
    CNC Programmer Certificate – one year
    Advanced CNC Programmer Certificate – one year 
    Basic Machine Operator Certificate – two semesters
    CNC Machine Operator Certificate – one year 
    CNC prep Certificate – two semesters


What you'll do:
Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

What you'll earn:
Median wage: $16.72/hour

Greenville Tech programs that get you there:

  • Welding
    Welding Certificate – one year
    Welding Fundamentals Certificate – two semesters
    Specialized Welding Certificate – one semester
  • Continuing education options

Mechanical Engineering Technician

What you'll do:
Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, and test machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

What you'll earn:
Median wage: $24.20/hour

Greenville Tech program that gets you there:

Electronics Engineering Technician

What you'll do:
Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics.

What you'll earn:
Median wage: $26.46/hour

Greenville Tech programs that get you there:

Not sure which is right for you?

Trying to figure out where you belong in the manufacturing field? Here are some tips that could help.

  • If you're a numbers person and you enjoy any project that requires precision, the CNC Prep program, which covers basic machine tool operations and moves on to more advanced computer numerical control tools may be the career path for you. Learn more about our CNC Prep certificate and other options in our Machine Tool Program.
  • If you like to be right in the middle of the action, consider the Basic Machine Operator program that takes you out of the office and onto the shop floor. You'll learn to use basic hand tools and precision measuring instruments to make and repair products from a variety of materials. Learn more about our Basic Machine Operator certificate and other options in our Machine Tool Program.
  • If you've never met a problem you couldn't solve and you love the idea of being the fixer, consider a career as a high tech problem solver with our Mechatronic Systems certification. You'll learn to recognize maintenance and safety issues and to apply troubleshooting strategies. Learn more in our Mechatronics program or continuing education options.
  • If you're one of those people who always searches for a way to work smarter, the Production Technician program, which covers quality management, safety systems, maintenance and more, may be for you. Learn more about our Production Technology options or continuing education options.