Manufacturing Department

Manufacturing is the second largest industry in the Central Valley. In recent years local manufacturing companies have experienced phenomenal growth.

This translates into job opportunities! Career Opportunities Include:

  • Machinist
  • Job Shop Machinist
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Setup Person
  • CNC Programmer
  • Machine Shop Supervisor
  • Welder
  • TIG Welder
  • MIG Welder
  • Innershield Welder
  • General Welding Helper
  • Fabricator
  • General Shop Helper
  • Welder Certification
  • Shop Supervisor

Want a Job! We offer the whole package of skills needed to get a high paying job. Reedley College Manufacturing program is the only program in the valley that combines welding, machining, fabrication, electrical and hydraulics. This combination prepares students with a variety of skills necessary to succeed in a manufacturing career.


  • Machine Tool Technology (AS)
  • Welding Technology (AS)
  • Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanics (AS)

  • Manufacturing 1 (CA)
  • Machinist (CA)
  • Welder (CA)
  • Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic (CA)

Robert Fransen (Welding) robert.fransen@reedleycollege.edu (559) 638-0300 ext. 3253

David Tikkanen (Machine Shop) david.tikkanen@reedleycollege.edu (559) 638-0313

Darrell Hirschler (Fabrication/Maintenance) darrell.hirschler@reedleycollege.edu (559) 638-0300 ext. 3477


Machinist

  • Introduction to Machine Shop
  • Intermediate Machine Shop
  • Advanced Machine Shop
  • Machining Certification Preparation
  • Introduction to Welding
  • Manufacturing Essentials
  • Hydraulics
  • Electricity
  • Work Experience Internship

Welder

  • Introduction To Welding
  • Intermediate Welding
  • Advanced Welding
  • Welding Certification Preparation
  • Introduction to Machine Shop
  • Manufacturing Essentials
  • Hydraulics
  • Electricity
  • Work Experience Internship

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