Advanced Manufacturing Technician


The Advanced Manufacturing Technician program is a 7-week online program designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge required for work as entry-level advanced manufacturing technicians.
Advanced manufacturing technicians play a valuable role in the manufacturing industry. They provide support to the entire manufacturing organization to help ensure that the equipment is running well, materials are built and flowing through the plants correctly and that safety procedures are being followed.

Learning Objectives

Students complete courses in the following areas:

  1. Manufacturing Essentials
  2. Introduction to Industrial Automation
  3. Introduction to CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Machining
  4. Fundamentals of Engineering Drawings
  5. Understanding Logistics
  6. Principles of LEAN Manufacturing
  7. Quality Control Methodology
  8. Math Foundations
  9. Measurement Tools for Manufacturing
  10. Workspace Safety Awareness



  • Recommended CLB 7 (Canadian Language Benchmark)—Equivalent to IELTS 6 or TOEFL 77-99
  • Manufacturing Production Worker Level 1 or equivalent recommended
  • Have access to a device that meets the system requirements to use Northwest Skills Institute online courses.


Hiring Industries

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Civil infrastructure
  • Consumer products
  • Construction
  • Electrical equipment
  • Marine
  • Materials processing
  • Military


Required Program Materials

  • Access to a computer with a modern browser installed (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Access to high speed internet


Employment Type

81% of all workers in this occupation work full-time.


Job Placement Support

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Median Wage: $30.00/hour
The salary for this position ranges from $21.00 to 51.31 per hour.