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Manufacturing Production and Operations
Manufacturing is a great industry that offers great benefits and high-paying jobs, with workers earning about 20% more than in other industry sectors.  
Median Manufacturing Production and Operations Salary in Indiana
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Annual Manufacturing Production and Operations Salary Range
$32,538 - $61,691
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

The MPRO Program is a complete online degree designed to develop skills and knowledge of modern manufacturing processes. Manufacturing companies require skilled machine operators to produce high quality products. This program prepares students to become skilled production operators that can succeed in manufacturing environments. Students will be trained to understand the needs, processes, and activities used in today’s manufacturing environment.

Our Graduates

Students that complete the MPRO program will receive a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. It offers a great way to gain employment or advance in one of the most desirable industry sectors. Possible employers include Indiana Precision Technology, Mitchel and Scott, and Hostess. Career paths for graduates may include Assembler, Parts Inspector or Machine Setters.

Next Level Jobs

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You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificate - Online
(31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

When applying for many of our Technology programs, we encourage you to apply for either a Certificate or Technical Certificate when filling out the online application for admission, even if your end goal is to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.  By starting at the Certificate or Technical Certificate level you will be able to earn several stackable workforce certifications.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Completion Guide

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Applied Science - Manufacturing Production and Operations

Program Locations

The Manufacturing Production and Operations program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.