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
  • Machine Tool Operators
  • Lathe Operators
  • Mill Operators
  • MIG Welder
  • CNC Machinist
  • General Machinist
  • Setup & CNC Operators
  • Stick Welder
  • General Welding
  • Helper
  • Welder Fabricator
  • General Shop Helper
  • TIG Welder
  • Innershield
  • Welder
  • Manufacturer
  • Assembler

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.

Machinist and Machine Tool Technology

The Madera Community College Center’s Manufacturing and Machine Tool Technology program emphasize "hands-on" instruction. It prepares students for employment in fields of manufacturing such as machine tool operators, lathe and mill operators, CNC operators and setup machinists, general machinists, and CNC machinists.

The program prepares students for
National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Course Offerings Include:

  • Safety procedures
  • Manual lathe
  • Manual mill
  • Surface Grinder
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Industrial Materials
  • CNC Lathe & Mill

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

Michael Luchesi
Instructor, Manufacturing
(559) 675-4800 Ext. 4888

Donna Fujioka-Hatfield
CTE Coordinator/Counselor, Career Advancement Academy
(559) 675-4800 Ext. 4829

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