No. of Credits: 60
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division; B. Brezina, Program Coordinator
The manufacturing industry is experiencing dramatic changes in new technologies that result in improved product quality and manufacturing efficiency. This manufacturing option provides students with the background to work as a technician in a production environment. Students develop competencies in the general skills of engineering technology and study related subjects that provide a broad educational foundation. Technically specific coursework includes manufacturing processes, computer integrated manufacturing, CAD/CAM drawings, quality control, production planning, inventory control, and team-orientated project management.
With a strong background in engineering technology fundamentals and a concentration in manufacturing technology, graduates of this program are prepared to apply for positions as manufacturing engineering technicians, quality assurance technicians, or first-level supervisors of production operations.
The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.
manufacturing engineering technician, quality assurance technician, first-level supervisor of production operations
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify professional, ethical, security, and societal issues related to engineering technology.
- Combine fundamental engineering technology principles and the use of modern tools of the discipline to select and implement the methodology required to solve engineering technology problems demonstrating appropriate safety practices.
- Demonstrate good communications skills to work effectively with other members of an engineering team.
- Describe and compare mechanical properties of engineering materials and modern manufacturing technologies.
- Use 3-D CAD/Solid Modeling software in conjunction with 3-D printing technologies to construct and assemble 3-D parts for a mechanical design project.
- Discuss and compare modern quality assurance models applicable to engineering and use Statistical Process Control (SPC) software to construct and analyze control charts for a manufacturing process.
- Describe CNC processes and write G-code to mill a simple part on a CNC mill machine.