The manufacturing sector employs nearly 13 million Americans each year, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Now more than ever, astute leaders are needed to take charge in an ever-changing industry.
The University of Central Missouri can prepare you for a leadership or supervisory role, such as manufacturing manager or production supervisor, with the Manufacturing minor. Designed for aspiring professionals majoring in business- and technology-related degrees, the UCM Manufacturing minor pairs especially well with Engineering Technology and Management degrees.
A Manufacturing minor structured with flexibility in mind
UCM’s Manufacturing minor offers all classes on campus in Warrensburg, but some courses are available online to help you achieve your career goals. Put your learning into action and prepare for wherever your manufacturing-related career takes you.
Online classes available
Courses with fewer than 25 students
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The manufacturing sector needs highly trained individuals to lead teams and oversee efforts throughout the industry.
From computer-aided design to quality control, computer numerical control to process design, UCM’s Manufacturing minor will give you the know-how you need to effectively manage and run manufacturing facilities.
You’ll combine practice with theory in four core courses:
Once you’ve completed the core courses, you can personalize your minor with electives in AutoCAD Applications, Inspection and Quality Control, Robotics and Automation, Technical Writing and more. You’ll gain valuable added expertise and experience for your career in manufacturing.
From the classroom to the lab, you’ll have ample hands-on learning opportunities throughout the UCM Manufacturing minor program:
Each year, our Manufacturing minors typically enjoy a high success rate of finding jobs within six months of graduating.
You’ll find UCM graduates with a Manufacturing minor working at Black and Veatch, Ford, General Electric, Honeywell and many other respected employers. After completing a bachelor’s degree to round out the Manufacturing minor, some of our graduates continue their education with an online graduate degree in Industrial Management from UCM.
Explore your career options with a Manufacturing minor
What can you do with the knowledge and skills you gain from a UCM Manufacturing minor? Use our interactive tool below to explore career options, salary expectations and more.
At the University of Central Missouri, we have some of the lowest tuition and fees in the nation. We also offer many ways to help finance your college education, including grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs.
Visit the program page for your major area of study for information on program-specific scholarships. You can learn more by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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