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Advanced Manufacturing


Whether you are interested in learning how to program computerized machines and robotic assembly systems or enjoy working with numbers and your hands, consider pursuing a career in the high-growth field of Advanced Manufacturing. City Colleges offers Advanced Manufacturing programs that have been validated by our industry partners.

Enroll in an Advanced Manufacturing program at City Colleges and you will:

  • Build the skills that manufacturing companies seek.
  • Receive hands-on training in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Learn modern methods of organizing production, “lean manufacturing” to become a shop floor leader.
  • Connect with hundreds of employers looking to hire through our Career Network, our online job board.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Our certificates and degrees work together to build your qualifications and career.


Advanced Manufacturing Pathways:

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Factory Automation
Process Technology
  • PATHWAY

    • Safety for Process Technology
  • BASIC CERTIFCATE

  • ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

    • Safety for Process Technology
  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE

    • Safety for Process Technology
Quality Assurance
  • PATHWAY

    • Quality Assurance
  • BASIC CERTIFCATE

  • ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

    • Quality Assurance
  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE

    • Quality Assurance
Welding
  • PATHWAY

    • Welding
    • Industrial Welding
    • Welding (Industrial Technology)
  • Basic CERTIFCATE

  • ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

    • Welding
    • Industrial Welding
    • Welding (Industrial Technology)
  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE

    • Welding
    • Industrial Welding
    • Welding (Industrial Technology)

Industry & Academic Partners

City Colleges has partnered with industry leaders to design curriculum and work-based learning experiences, and offer internships to ensure we teach you the skills employers need. We've also developed transfer and articulation agreements with several four-year colleges & universities to ensure the credits you earn transfer as you continue your educational journey.

Industry Partners:

  • ABET Industries
  • Chicago Federation of Labor Workforce & Community Initiative
  • Dearborn Tool & Manufacturing
  • Dudek & Bock
  • Freedman Seating
  • Illinois Manufacturing Association
  • Manufacturing Renaissance
  • Northfield Industries

NIMS Accredited, Manufacturing Endorsed Program


Academic Partners:

  • Governors State University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Northern Illinois University

Learn more about the partnerships City Colleges has developed to provide you with a smooth transition from City Colleges graduation to the college or university of your choice.


Ready to Start?

City Colleges of Chicago is an open enrollment institution
and students are accepted year-round.

The first step in enrollment is completing an online application here.