Technology & Manufacturing


Sample Careers
Automotive Mechanics What you'll do: Automotive Mechanics perform a number of tasks ranging from balancing wheels to changing oils. In addition, mechanics also perform tune-ups and change brake pads, fix suspensions, replace engines and alternators and deal with electrical problems. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Automotive Mechanics. Questions? Ask Brian Halm
Service Managers  What you'll do: Service managers oversee technicians and all work performed in the shop. A large portion of the role is managing the production workflow and ensuring that work is being completed in a quality and timely fashion. Service managers continually interface with customers, making recommendations and selling jobs. They’re also responsible for customer satisfaction, ensuring that customers’ needs are being met and their questions are being answered. They’re also tasked with maintaining a safe and clean work environment in their respective location, ordering parts needed, confirming all technician recommendations, and overseeing technicians’ work product. Ultimately, profitability and productivity are top-of-mind for individuals in a service manager role. Organized, detail-oriented individuals would bode well in this position. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Automotive Mechanics. Questions? Ask Brian Halm
Body Repair Specialist What you'll do: The primary role of the body repair specialist is to repair automobile exteriors. If the outside of a vehicle is damaged in an accident or is otherwise compromised, it is the auto body crew’s job to repair it and get it back on the road as soon as possible. This job is definitely for someone who loves the hands-on approach and has a background in maintenance. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Automotive Mechanics. Questions? Ask Brian Halm
CNC Programmer What you'll do: A CNC programmer operates computer numerical control machines to cut materials like metal and plastic for building objects such as airplanes or appliances. In the simplest terms, the CNC programmer uses coding and software to tell the machine what to cut. In addition to initially programming machinery, they also troubleshoot and improve existing software and codes. They work with blueprints to ensure precise directions, and engineers to make improvements. The machines are used to shape and cut precision products such as machine, car, and aviation parts. ... They convert that information into a form that's usable to the machine. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Machine Tool Technology. Questions? Ask John Longwell
Chemical Technician What you'll do: Chemical Technicians conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Chemical Technology. Questions? Ask Dave Pindel
Electrical Technician What you'll do: Electrical technicians help create, maintain and repair the electronic components and equipment used in any equipment or device that involves electricity. They can sometimes work with electricians or electrical engineers, or work on site to keep machinery and specialty equipment running correctly. Electrical technicians use specialized measuring and diagnostic devices to evaluate how electrical equipment is working, building or calibrating instrumentation, build electronic devices based on reading schematics, inspect for problems, replace old equipment and install new equipment, and much more. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Electrical Technology: Electronics. Questions: Ask John Longwell
Manufacturing Technician What you'll do: Manufacturing Technicians Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures. and Assist engineers in developing, building, or testing prototypes or new products, processes, or procedures. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Manufacturing Technology. Questions? Ask John Longwell
Machine Tool Technician What you'll do: Machine technicians work directly with the fabrication and maintenance of machinery. They may be employed as machinists or mechanical engineering technicians, depending on the technicians' skills and levels of education. Machinists, who often train through apprenticeship programs, usually work in industrial settings, such as automobile manufacturing plants, while mechanical engineering technicians, who have associate's degrees, can work in manufacturing or other types of businesses such as architectural or engineering firms. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Machine Tool Technology. Questions: Ask John Longwell
CAD Designer/Drafter What you'll do: A CAD designer generates technical drawings that will aid in the building or manufacturing of many things. As a CAD drafter, you may work with architects or civil engineers to design blueprints for projects like buildings or bridges. You may work with manufacturers to create precise technical drawings of products in production. You may also visit job sites or factories to see how the project is progressing and make updates as needed. Overall, you use your digital designs to help your clients develop their concept into a reality. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Mechanical Technology: CAD Design. Questions: Ask John Longwell