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This Career Cluster® is focused on planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing, and process engineering.

Below are the Manufacturing career cluster pathways. Each pathway has various occupations that share common skills, knowledge, and interests. Discover possible occupations by selecting a pathway below:

Production
Manufacturing Production Process Development
Maintenance, Installation & Repair
Quality Assurance
Logistics & Inventory Control
Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance

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Electrician: Commercial, C.T.S.

The Certificate of Technical Studies program in Electrician: Commercial is designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills…

Welding

The mission of the Welding Program is to provide instruction and related hands-on experience in the world of cutting and…

Electric Line Technician, C.T.S.

The Electric Line Technician Program prepares individuals to work on utility and construction company line crews.

Electrician: Residential, C.T.S.

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Electrician: Residential is designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to…

Electrician: Small Industrial, C.T.S.

The Certificate of Technical Studies program in Electrician: Small Industrial is designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and…

Electronics Service Technology, A.A.S.

The program in Electronics Service Technology prepares students to install and service electronic equipment.  Its goal is to develop competent…

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Industrial Maintenance Technology prepares students to install, adjust, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of industrial machinery used in manufacturing settings.…

Instrumentation and Control, A.A.S.

Instrumentation and Control is a rigorous study of the common operating processes found in industrial plants.  The program prepares students…

Motor Vehicle Technology, A.A.S.

The degree curriculum in Motor Vehicle Technology provides two areas of concentration: Collision Repair and General Automotive. Delgado Community College…

Motor Vehicle Technology, C.T.S.

Delgado offers a one-year certificate in Motor Vehicle Technology. Students may choose one of the following concentrations:  Collision Repair or…

Aerospace Manufacturing Technology

The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology program provides classroom and hands on training that allows students to develop the knowledge and skills…

Process Technology

The Process Technology (PTEC Concentration) program prepares graduates to work as process technicians in refineries, chemical plants, and related industries.…

Instrumentation Technician

NCCER Instrumentation and Electrical Nunez TD Program Instrumentation Helper Nunez CTS Program NCCER Instrumentation – Advanced Nunez CTS Program Instrumentation…

Combo Welding

The Technical Diploma in Combo Welder program is a comprehensive course of instruction along the spectrum of welding processes.  Students…

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

The Shielded Metal Arc Welding Career and Technical Certificate program provides students with the fundamental knowledge and basic skills of…

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Aerospace Manufacturing Technology

The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology program provides classroom and hands on training that allows students to develop the knowledge and skills…

Combo Welding

The Technical Diploma in Combo Welder program is a comprehensive course of instruction along the spectrum of welding processes.  Students…

Electric Line Technician, C.T.S.

The Electric Line Technician Program prepares individuals to work on utility and construction company line crews.

Electrician: Commercial, C.T.S.

The Certificate of Technical Studies program in Electrician: Commercial is designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills…

Electrician: Residential, C.T.S.

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Electrician: Residential is designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to…

Electrician: Small Industrial, C.T.S.

The Certificate of Technical Studies program in Electrician: Small Industrial is designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and…

Electronics Service Technology, A.A.S.

The program in Electronics Service Technology prepares students to install and service electronic equipment.  Its goal is to develop competent…

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Industrial Maintenance Technology prepares students to install, adjust, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of industrial machinery used in manufacturing settings.…

Instrumentation and Control, A.A.S.

Instrumentation and Control is a rigorous study of the common operating processes found in industrial plants.  The program prepares students…

Instrumentation Technician

NCCER Instrumentation and Electrical Nunez TD Program Instrumentation Helper Nunez CTS Program NCCER Instrumentation – Advanced Nunez CTS Program Instrumentation…

Motor Vehicle Technology, A.A.S.

The degree curriculum in Motor Vehicle Technology provides two areas of concentration: Collision Repair and General Automotive. Delgado Community College…

Motor Vehicle Technology, C.T.S.

Delgado offers a one-year certificate in Motor Vehicle Technology. Students may choose one of the following concentrations:  Collision Repair or…

Process Technology

The Process Technology (PTEC Concentration) program prepares graduates to work as process technicians in refineries, chemical plants, and related industries.…

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

The Shielded Metal Arc Welding Career and Technical Certificate program provides students with the fundamental knowledge and basic skills of…

Welding

The mission of the Welding Program is to provide instruction and related hands-on experience in the world of cutting and…

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Map Your Career Path to Success

The state’s Career and Technical Education Programs of study are approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents and organized under …

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM)

The AAM achieves its mission through research, public education, advocacy, strategic communications, and coalition building around the issues that matter most …

Aviation: Benefits Beyond Boarders

The website’s purpose is to provide clear information on the many measures and initiatives taken by the industry to limit …

The Power Line (American Clean Power Association)

The Power Line provides the latest news and expert opinion from American Clean Power.

The Welder

The Welder covers the latest news, advancements, and products in the industry.

The Manufacturer

The Manufacturer is the premier industry publication providing manufacturing news, articles, events and insights while promoting best practice in the manufacturing …

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