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

Fall Semester
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
MCET 105CEngineering Design1,2 or404
MFET 111CManufacturing and Materials Processing1,2334
MATH 124CCollege Algebra404
PHYS 133CPhysics I (Algebra-based)324
Spring Semester
ENGL 120CCommunications or   
ENGL 125CCommunication and the Literature of Science and Technology303
MCET 105CEngineering Design1,2 or404
MFET 111CManufacturing and Materials Processing1,2334
MATH 140CPre-Calculus404
PHYS 135CPhysics II (Algebra-Based)324
XX xxxCSocial Science elective33 3

Second Year

Fall Semester
CHEM 105CChemistry324
MATH 251CStatistics404
MFET 202CMeasurement and Control1324
MFET 210CLean Manufacturing1303
MFET 220CManufacturing Processes and Machine Tools1,2334
Spring Semester
MCET 205CMaterials Science1324
MFET 241CComputer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)1334
MFET 252CQuality Control1404
XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Language elective3-403-4
XX xxxCTechnical elective3-403-4
Total Credits71-73

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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