Objectives & Outcomes


The degree of Associate in Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology machining pathway is designed to educate technicians in the manufacturing field. The program emphasizes 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 computer-aided manufacturing. English and social sciences are taught as part of the program to broaden the student’s perspective and improve communication skills.

Graduates are employed in positions such as production planners, management assistants, material planners, and manufacturing engineering technicians. A 3-year version of this program is available. Contact the Department Chair for details.

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. At least three years of college preparatory mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry) with minimum grades of “C”;
  2. It is strongly recommended that all engineering technology applicants have satisfactorily completed high school level courses in chemistry and physics.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college’s first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Additional Information

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives (View in PDF format)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology Student Outcomes (View in PDF format)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program Annual Student Enrollment for 2017-2018 was 17.
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program Graduation Data for 2017-2018 was 12.


Manufacturing Engineering Technology Degree


Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
# MCET 105C Engineering Design** or 4 0 4
# MFET 111C Manufacturing and Materials Processing** 3 3 4
MATH 124C College Algebra 4 0 4
PHYS 133C Physics I (Algebra-Based) 3 2 4
Spring Semester
ENGL 120C Communications or
ENGL 125C Communication and the Literature of Science and Technology 3 0 3
# MCET 105C Engineering Design** or 4 0 4
# MFET 111C Manufacturing and Materials Processing** 3 3 4
MATH 140C Pre-Calculus 4 0 4
PHYS 135C Physics II (Algebra-Based) 3 2 4
XX xxxC Social Science Elective* 3 0 3


Fall Semester
CHEM 105C Chemistry 3 2 4
MATH 251C Statistics 4 0 4
# MFET 202C Measurement and Control 3 2 4
# MFET 210C Lean Manufacturing 3 0 3
# MFET 220C Manufacturing Processes and Machine Tools** 3 3 4
Spring Semester
# MCET 205C Materials Science 3 2 4
# MFET 241C Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) 3 3 4
# MFET 252C Quality Control 4 0 4
XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3-4 0 3-4
XX xxxC Technical Elective 3-4 0 3-4
# Indicates major field courses.
* Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC or SOCI (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C).**All students taking the following courses will be charged the following materials fees: MFET 111C, $20; MFET 220C, $30; and MCET 105C, $10.

A 3-year version of this program is available. Contact the Department Chair for details.

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

Objectives & Outcomes

Program Objectives

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

Program Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the manufacturing engineering discipline.
  • An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the manufacturing engineering discipline.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.


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