Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology
Minnesota Manufacturing Facts
Manufacturing plays an important role in the economics of Minnesota. Manufacturers employ nearly 11% of the workforce which equates to 316,600 manufacturing employees in Minnesota in 2016. The average annual compensation for a manufacturing employee was $75,940 in 2016.
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau
Ridgewater College’s Role
Ridgewater College has supported the manufacturers in our region, Minnesota and throughout the United States, by providing well-educated employees to fulfill employer demands. Ridgewater works with employers in a variety of industries throughout the United States to ensure that our curriculum is meeting their needs. Our employers respond by hiring our graduates!
Ridgewater offers a variety of degrees and certificates that will allow you to get started on a career in advanced manufacturing and engineering technology. Complete a welding certificate in as little as one semester (4 months) or complete an AAS degree which can help launch you into a career in management. You decide the path you want to take, we will help you get there. Not sure which direction to go, we can help you determine the right fit for you.