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Manufacturing technology provides the tools that enable production of all manufactured goods. These master tools of industry magnify the effort of individual workers and give an industrial nation the power to turn raw materials into the affordable, quality goods essential to today's society.

Manufacturing Technology at Norco College


Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in manufacturing technology include: semiconductor manufacturer, general purpose machinery manufacturer, architectural and structural metals manufacturer, and medical equipment and supplies manufacturer

​​Student Voice

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Mohamad Hilal Mohamad Hilal

​​Mohamad Hilal is an alumnus of Norco College who is currently a Senior at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Civil Engineering and has been working at the County of Orange for two years.

“The first year I was involved in the surveying department where I did a lot of fieldwork and office work. The second year I became an intern in the design team in the county. Since this is my area of interest, I was able to excel and get involved in so many interesting projects,” said Hilal. “My senior project was focused on design and manufacturing and I was the team lead in the structural analysis where I created a 3D model on SAP 2000. In addition, I was involved in reviewing the work of my colleagues and implementing all the designs in SAP.”

Academic Programs in Manufacturing

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Math & Science​ - CSU Pathway

​​​Program Flyer (Conventional Machine Operator)
​​​Program Flyer (Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator)
​​​Program Flyer (Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming)
​​​Program Flyer (Facility Maintenance)
​​​Program Flyer (Industrial Automation, Manufacturing Technology)
​​​Program Flyer (Supply Chain Automation)

Additional Resources

​​What can I do with this major? (Manufacturing Science)​​​
​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

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​Instructional Department Specialist
Melissa Olivieri
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Admin. Assistant to the Dean
Martha Ramirez
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Full-Time Faculty

Paul Van Hulle
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