General Technology (Manufacturing Emphasis)
AAS = Associate of Applied Science | 60 hours

General Technology (Manufacturing Emphasis) AAS = Associate of Applied Science | 60 hours
Due to the increased mechanization and use of technology, the need for physical strength is no longer a requirement in most jobs, but rather skills and knowledge in industrial technology, operating specialized machinery, and understanding the systems and processes involved in the production of goods. American manufacturers are becoming increasingly dependent upon the use of high-tech equipment that involves multiple, integrated systems. Jobs in manufacturing usually involve planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products. It is critical that these companies be able to recruit and employ individuals who know how to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain this high-tech equipment.

PCCUA's has a state-of-the-art manufacturing lab, where students are able to learn valuable skills to prepare them for careers in industry. Embedded within the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology program are the Technical Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing, the Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Manufacturing and the Certificate of Proficiency in HVAC.
Campuses Offered At
D = DeWitt Campus
H = Helena-West Helena Campus
S = Stuttgart Campus
In Person

Students enrolled in the General Technology program will perform the following tasks.

  • Students will apply concepts in advanced manufacturing and operations to analyze issues related to quality management in multiple contexts and recommend solutions.  

  • Students will apply manufacturing best practices and technologies to evaluate real world manufacturing problems related to testing and validation.

  • Students will use standards of measurements to conduct investigations and identify errors.

  • Students will address real world problem within a manufacturing company and work to develop targeted solutions that will require leadership and knowledge specific to the manufacturing environment.

  • Students will recognize safety hazards and potential safety issues and apply safe work practices and procedures in accordance with OSHA standards to safely handle tools, personal protective equipment, and a variety of materials used in manufacturing.

  • Students will be able to analyze manufactured products to identify processes and materials used.

Possible Careers

  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Machine Operator, Setter
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Production Supervisor
  • Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Millwright

Campus Contacts

Shawanna Wansley | Counselor
Vicki Cobb | Graphic Communications Instructor/Director of Printing Services
Helena-West Helena
Charlotte Purdy | Network Technology Instructor
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