This degree program provides you with the skills for a career centered on precision metal, composite and plastic fabrication. Using computers and other advanced manufacturing technology, you will gain a solid foundation to start you career in precision manufacturing.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

This program is offered by the Automotive, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Technologies Department.

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Career Opportunities

Package One Management
Recent employers have included: Package One (management shown center-right above); General Electric; K&E Plastics, Inc.; Precision Valve; Saturn Industries; Simmons Machine and Tool; Solid Sealing Technology; and Watervliet Arsenal.
Manufacturing students working in a technology lab
The placement rate prior to graduating approaches 95 percent, while a number of companies in the region provide scholarships covering books, tuition and related fees. Career opportunities in the field.
Capstone Titan 3 Rocket
As of 2018, starting salaries in the Capital Region for CNC Machinist, CNC Programmer, and Industrial Maintenance Technicians range from $40,000 - $50,000 per year plus benefits.

"The college's manufacturing program is an outstanding, professionally run operation. Our company depends on HVCC to train, develop and deliver the top-notch skilled crafts people we need to be successful."

Wynn Kintz, President - Kintz Plastics Incorporated, Howes Cave, New York

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

George P. Raneri
Automotive, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Technologies Interim Department Chair
Cogan Hall, Room 145

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.