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The Process Manufacturing certificate program prepares students for high-tech jobs in the process industry, as well as providing industry with a technologically advanced workforce.

From corn chips to computer chips, consumers demand goods manufactured by processes that insure product quality at reasonable cost. Learn the processes and quality-control standards required to work in today's more efficient and technologically-advanced manufacturing industries.

Career opportunities:

  • Pulp and Paper
  • Chemical
  • Food and Beverage
  • Semi-Conductor, Bio-Fuels
  • Refining
  • Waste-Water Treatment

More information available at Workforce Explorer Washington. Search under job titles:

  • Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
  • Chemical Plant and System Operators
  • Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
  • Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refining Operator
  • Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Semiconductor Processors
  • Packaging and Filling Machine Operator and Tenders

Open Courseware

Lower Columbia College provides free and open access to some of the content used in Process Manufacturing certificate courses. Please be aware that the materials available through Open Courseware:

  • Do not grant degrees or certificates.
  • Do not provide access to LCC faculty.
  • Do not reflect entire content of the course.

Available Open Courseware

Additional Resources

  • TAPPI Career Center - A paper, engineering, technical and manufacturing career center in which employers post jobs and people seeking employment can post resumes.
  • Career One Stop - U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Website offering career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals.

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