College’s new Diversified Manufacturing Technology program will prepare workers
for high-paying, high-demand jobs in Nebraska’s manufacturing sector.
that manufacturing jobs in Nebraska are available and on the rise, and they
provide an average income of more than $54,000 a year. Workers in manufacturing
enjoy a $17,000 pay premium over non-farm jobs in Nebraska, but skills are
required to do these jobs.
SCC is offering the
Diversified Manufacturing Technology program to provide the hands-on training
these workers need. The DEMT program begins with five introductory courses that
lead to the Diversified Manufacturing Technology Certificate, which prepares
workers to enter the job market at the Certified Production Technician level.
Certificate courses are
taught using both online resources and classroom laboratory equipment. Each
course aligns with the nationally-recognized Manufacturing Skills Standards
Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician credential.
The completed certificate
lays the foundation for entry into other SCC manufacturing and production
programs. The Diversified Manufacturing Technology program is built on courses
in each of those programs to provide broad technical experience. A student who completes an Associate of
Applied Science degree in Diversified Manufacturing will be prepared to work in
a variety of manufacturing environments at an advanced level of responsibility.
courses begin Oct. 6, the first day of SCC’s Fall Quarter. Classes are offered
in Milford two days a week and in Lincoln over five Fridays. Flexible hours
accommodate student work schedules.
The DEMT program was
developed through U.S. Department of Labor funding shared among five consortium
community colleges in Nebraska. The IMPACT grant enables the College to provide
enhanced online resources for the certificate classes through ToolingU and a
learning coach to ensure that each student succeeds at every level of the
materials build academic skills for those students who have been out of school
or who have struggled to succeed in a classroom. Additionally, grant monies provide
special ERGOS® physical assessment to help students plan their career path
according to their physical abilities.
Veterans and workers
who have been laid off are a special recruiting focus of this program, as are
those who are working at entry-level jobs and wish to advance.
For more information,
contact the Admissions Office in Milford, 800-933-7223 ext. 8243, or in