This program educates technicians in the manufacturing field, emphasizing mathematics and science courses to give students the knowledge to cope with changing technology. Course work incorporates the theory and practice of manufacturing from planning and layout through the operation and control phases. Extensive computer applications are part of the program, including computer-aided drawing/modeling and automation in manufacturing. English and social sciences are taught to broaden students’ perspective and improve communication skills.

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
MCET 105C Engineering Design1,2 or 4 0 4
MFET 111C Manufacturing and Materials Processing1,2 3 3 4
MATH 124C College Algebra 4 0 4
PHYS 133C Physics I (Algebra-based) 3 2 4
Spring Semester
ENGL 120C/COMM 120C Communication or
COMM 125C Communication and the Literature of Science and Technology 3 0 3
MCET 105C Engineering Design1,2 or 4 0 4
MFET 111C Manufacturing and Materials Processing1,2 3 3 4
MATH 140C Pre-Calculus 4 0 4
PHYS 135C Physics II (Algebra-Based) 3 2 4
XX xxxC Social Science elective3 3 3
Second Year
Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
CHEM 105C Chemistry 3 2 4
MATH 251C Statistics 4 0 4
MFET 202C Measurement and Control1 3 2 4
MFET 210C Lean Manufacturing1 3 0 3
MFET 220C Manufacturing Processes and Machine Tools1,2 3 3 4
Spring Semester
MCET 205C Materials Science1 3 2 4
MFET 241C Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)1 3 3 4
MFET 252C Quality Control1 4 0 4
XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Language elective 3-4 0 3-4
XX xxxC Technical elective 3-4 0 3-4
Total Credits 71-73
1Indicates major field courses 2All students taking these courses will be charged a $50 materials fee. 3Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C) A 3-year version of this program is available. Contact the department chair for details.  
  • At least three years of college preparatory math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry) with a C or higher
  • All engineering technology applicants should have satisfactorily completed high school-level courses in Chemistry and Physics.

Graduates are able to:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of math, science, engineering, and technology to solve engineering problems.
  • Design technical solutions and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, and processes.
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in technical and non-technical environments and
    identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret the results.
  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare graduates for professional entry-level positions with the engineering technical skills to meet the demands of industry in mechanical design, manufacturing, and industrial automation.
  • Prepare graduates with the skills necessary to enter a four-year bachelor’s degree program.
  • Prepare graduates with skills to meet the technical needs of an ever-changing society.
  • Prepare graduates to communicate in a diverse world with respect to social awareness and ethical issues.

Graduates are employed in positions such as production planners, management assistants, material planners, and manufacturing engineering technicians.

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