Trained in production technologies, a team assembler is part of a team responsible for assembling entire products or components of products. The assembler performs all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotates through all or most of them rather than being assigned a specific task on a permanent basis. As a team leader one may participate in making management decisions affecting the work.
Courses give an introduction to production technologies and provide initial information to start students in a manufacturing career pathway. Students engage in technical math, introductory computer skills, print interpretation, manufacturing processes, quality control, maintenance and safety.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon program completion students will be able to:
1. Gain a general knowledge of production technology processes.
2. Gain knowledge and understanding of interpreting production prints.
3. Apply technical mathematics skills to production processes.
4. Demonstrate basic computer skills.
This certificate is offered collaboratively with Northland Community & Technical College, Northwest Technical College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Pine Technical College, Riverland Community College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, and St. Paul College. Courses are transferable within all the listed colleges.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development long-term projections show a 2 percent increase in workers in the team assembler occupation. Team assembler would be the appropriate occupation for individuals with this certificate. Advanced manufacturing continues to be considered a high demand/high pay industry for the State of Minnesota and this certificate provides marketable skills and knowledge to entry-level employees and a provides a pathway for advancing a career.
Assembly line machine operator, manufacturing assembler, team assembler, assembly technician, assembly operator.