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  The Manufacturing Technology courses are currently being updated to meet the needs of our community and the expansion to smart, automated equipment used in agriculture! Students interested in work as a maintenance technician in smart manufacturing should take the following new classes:

  • MFGT-110: Industrial Safety
    • OSHA 30 hour certification
    • NCCER Core certifications
    • NC3 3M PPE and Snap On Tool Safety certifications
  • MFGT-111A: Fundamentals of Agricultural Mechatronics A
    • Introduction to Smart Manufacturing/ Industry 4.0
    • Precision Measuring
    • Circuit and print reading and drawing
    • Multimeter
    • Direct Current Electricity
    • Basic Mechatronics
  • MFGT-111B: Fundamentals of Agricultural Mechatronics B
    • Hydraulics
    • Pneumatics
    • Basic PLC Programming
    • Basic Sensors
  • MFGT-112A: Intermediate Agricultural Mechatronics A
    • Alternating Current
    • 3-phase Electricity
    • Electrical wiring, conduit bending, pathways, termination
    • Pumps and Valves
    • Basic plumbing, pipe threading, copper, PEX, PVC
  • MFGT-112B: Intermediate Agricultural Mechatronics B
    • Torque and Fasteners
    • Precision Measuring
    • Basic Mechanical Drive Systems
    • Intermediate PLC programming
    • Intermediate mechatronics
    • Basic Robotics

MFGT-113 and MFGT-114 are currently in development.

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Manufacturing Technology is a program of courses designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the workforce and to be a continuing education requires fabrication of products based on industrial blueprints and/or product specifications in industrial technology. The program will provide students with a broad range of skills including; industrial safety, fabrication, hydraulics and pneumatics, industrial electricity, basic machining, and blueprint reading. Students completing the program will have the manufacturing skills to solve technical challenges and work in the production trades.


Upon successful completion of the Associate of Science in Manufacturing Technology Degree, a student will be able to:
Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal, industry, and OSHA safety standards in all projects.  Analyze and solve manufacturing problems and applications using a variety of fabrication and basic machining processes.

  • Explain, identify and troubleshoot applications of hydraulics and pneumatics as it pertains to manufacturing.  
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using appropriate technical language
  • Explain, identify, and troubleshoot applications of industrial electricity as it pertains to manufacturing.
  • Read, interpret, and compare industrial blueprints.

Manufacturing Technology Associate of Science


Who To Contact

  • Richard Chapman
    Agricultural Engineering Instructor 
    Phone: 831-759-6088
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office: AC-B118
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Marek Lipowski
    Instructional Associate
    Phone: 831-755-6959
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office: AC-B118
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Celia Anderson
    Career Technical Education & Workforce Development
    Phone: 831-755-6798
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office: AC-C203
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905