Manufacturing Career Clusters

Processing materials into intermediate or final products requires skills that are not only hands-on, but often dependent on computer programming.  Attention to detail is important, so high school courses in welding, computers, mathematics, and science provide a good foundation, as do job experiences in shops, work with robotics, and Skills USA competitions.  Some dual credit courses have been developed and high school students can come to Helena College to watch “manufacturing” in action.  Boeing and Pioneer Aerostructures in Helena actively recruit graduates in these fields.

Manufacturing: College Programs and Careers

Industrial Welding and Metal Fabrication AAS Programs of Study

Computer-Aided Manufacturing AAS Programs of Study

Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprenticeship Programs of Study

For more information, call Jan Clinard at 406-447-6951 or email

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