||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 A.A.S.
||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 A.A.S.
||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 A.A.S.
||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: Mechanical Technology: CAD Design A.A.S.
|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 A.A.S.
||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 A.A.S.