Manufacturing is the second largest industry in the Central Valley. In recent years local manufacturing companies have experienced phenomenal growth.

This translates into job opportunities! Career Opportunities Include:

  • Maintenance
  • Mechanic
  • MIG Welder
  • TIG Welder
  • Innershield
  • Welder
  • Manufacturer
  • Assembler
  • Stick Welder
  • General Welding
  • Helper
  • Welder Fabricator
  • General Shop Helper

Would you, or someone you know, be interested in a manufacturing technology career? If so, consider one of the Manufacturing Technology Programs offered at Madera Community College Center. Educational facilities include a machine shop and a welding/fabrication lab of over 9,000 sq ft of classrooms, labs, and project layout areas.

Maintenance Mechanic

This is a one semester Cohort program that provides students with an opportunity to earn a Certificate of Maintenance Mechanic. The MM Program provides an opportunity those students who want to prepare for entry level employment in the Manufacturing industry.

Course Offerings Include:

  • Introduction to Manufacturing
  • Trade Calculations
  • Job Preparation
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Fluid Power
  • Pneumatic Fundamentals


This is a two year program that provides students with an opportunity to earn an Associate Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement. The Welding Program provides an opportunity those students who want to prepare for employment in the Welding/Manufacturing and Fabrication industry. Specific preparation for American Welding Society (AWS) certification is also offered.

Course Offerings Include:

  • Basic Welding
  • Welding (MIG-TIG-Innershield)
  • Welding Fabrication
  • Advanced Welding Fabrication & Certification
  • Machine Shop-Turning
  • Machine Shop-Milling
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Metals
  • Hydraulics
  • Electricity

Support Courses Include:

  • Computer Concepts
  • Trigonometry
  • Plane Geometry
  • Weld Fabrication & Certification
  • Co-op Work Experience

For more information, or to arrange a visit, please call or email:

Erik Hanson
Instructor, Manufacturing
(559) 675-4800 Ext. 4872

Katherine Medina-Gross
CTE Coordinator/Counselor, Career Advancement Academy
(559) 675-4800 Ext. 4829

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