Manufacturing Technology Program


The Manufacturing Technology Program will be based out of the TCAT Ripley main campus. This program will focus on the of production and maintenance. As the need for advance maintenance employees grow, there will be a demand for advance machine operators. This program will address both areas.  Students in this program will be highly trained in safety, advanced quality control and measurements, employability skills and craftsmanship. These same students will gain knowledge of core skills need to further their career in the manufacturing field.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,008.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,386.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Machine Operator432Certificate
Machine Set-up864Certificate
Mechatronics Manufacturing Technician-Elective1296Diploma
CPT Manufacturing Technician - Elective1296Diploma
Machine Manufacturing Technician - Elective1296Diploma
Welding Manufacturing Technician - Elective1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Ripley Campus
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Orientation & Safety
Manufacturing Safety
Tech Foundations
Basic Principles & Meters
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Quality Assurance
Manufacturing Processes
Third Trimester: 
Introduction to Mechatronics-Elective
CPT Mfg Processes & Prod-Elective
Machine Fundamentals-Elective
Welding Tech Fundamentals-Elective
Worker Characteristic


OSHA 10 Certificate
Snap-On Multi-meter Certificate
Industrial Safety Certificate
Quality Awareness Certificate
National Career Readiness Certificate
Manufacturing Processes and Production Certificate
Maintenance Awareness Certificate
CPT Green Production Certificate


Martin Crowder
Martin Crowder, A.A.S.

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