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Earn an Advanced Manufacturing Technolgy and Management Certificate


MassBay’s Advanced Manufacturing Certificate programs are hands-on and provide students with the skills necessary to get jobs in the emerging advanced manufacturing industry.


MassBay Community College advanced manufacturing students collaborate with local industry leaders such as SMC, Ltd., a medical and pharmaceutical device manufacturer, and General Dynamics Systems, an aerospace company, to create an innovative engineering project to find solutions to real-world problems.

Sample Projects


Device Holder | General Dynamics Provided Project from the Engineering Design Course

Presenters: Yemisrach Hopkin, Brandon Choque


Raspberry Pi | Holder for Server Racks

Presenters: Alfredo, Charles, Daniel, and Gift


Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Programs

MassBay offers two 12-month, three semester fast track Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing programs. These programs feature stackable credits, and provide students with exciting future pathways, including entry into an advanced manufacturing jobs. Credits transfer to our associate degree programs in engineering design or other relevant subjects.

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation

Our hands-on programs are for people who like to operate and solve problems with technology. If you have always been hands-on, figured things out for yourself, made it work, then this may be the field for you!

Our programs feature:

  • Hands-on work on state-of-the-art equipment you’ll use in the field.
  • Authentic, industry provided projects you complete in the classroom.
  • A paid internship/CO-OP, where you’ll earn money while gaining academic credit.
  • The most affordable price anywhere.

Graduates from the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Certificate program may select to open their own small manufacturing business or seek operational positions in a manufacturing company.

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Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Curriculum →

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Learning Outcomes →

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

For students who are technically minded, this program is for you. Also a 12-month, three semester long fast-track program with stackable credits, the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate program works well for students interested in positions as detailers, drafters, CAD operators and CNC programmers, and QA/QC Technicians.

In addition to hands-on course work and projects, the program features an internship/CO-OP component where students earn credits while working in paid positions in the field.

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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Curriculum →

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Learning Outcomes →

Students enrolled in MassBay’s Advanced Manufacturing Certificate programs benefit from the modern equipment in our on-campus labs:

Advanced Manufacturing Lab Student Projects
Advanced Manufacturing Student in MassBay Lab


MassBay is proud to partner with MassMakes, a statewide initiative designed to recruit talented students like you into the exciting field of Advanced Manufacturing. Learn more about this program:


MassBay is also a MassBridge School. Funded by a U.S. Department of Defense grant with a goal of creating a manufacturing technician training program that will serve as a national model, MassBridge is being led by the Massachusetts Center for Advanced Manufacturing along with a team of experts from MIT, industry, community colleges, vocational high schools, and federal and state agencies.

More info about the MassBridge Project can be found here:

Credits earned while in MassBay’s Advanced Manufacturing Certificate programs will count toward other programs and academic pathways.

Learn more:

Computer Aided Design Certificate

Engineering Design Associate Degree