Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance.
Their work is more practically oriented than that of scientists and engineers. Many engineering technicians assist engineers and scientists, especially in research and development. Others work in quality control – inspecting products and processes, conducting tests or collecting data. In manufacturing, they may assist in product design and development, process design or production.
Manufacturing engineering technicians study the efficient use of personnel, materials and machines in factories, stores, repair shops and offices. They prepare layouts of machinery and equipment, plan the flow of work, make statistical studies and analyze production costs. They may work with computer numerically controlled systems in industries like plastics and metalworking.
Manufacturing engineering technicians help engineers design, develop, test and manufacture industrial machinery, mechanical parts and other equipment. They make sketches and rough layouts, record data, make computations, analyze results and write reports. When planning production, mechanical engineering technicians prepare layouts and drawings of the assembly process and of parts to be manufactured. They estimate labor costs, equipment life and plant space. Some test and inspect machines and equipment in manufacturing departments or work with engineers to eliminate production problems.
Educational Opportunities in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
One-Year Technical Certificate in Manufacturing
Engineering Technology – Computer Aided Design Operator
This program provides students with the knowledge and cognitive skills necessary for the competent performance as an entry-level CAD operator. This program may be completed in one year, if taken on a full-time basis.
One-Year Technical Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering Technology – Computer Aided Machining Operator
This program provides students with the knowledge, skills and competencies in programming, set-up and operating CNC machines in a manufacturing setting. This program may be completed in one year, if taken on a full-time basis.
Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology – Computer Aided Machining
This program prepares students with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience needed to program, set up and operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, specifically the Machining and Turning Center.
Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology – Mechanical Design
This program provides students with the knowledge and cognitive skills necessary for the competent performance as an entry-level mechanical drafter/designer or computer-aided design operator. This program may be completed in two years, if taken on a full-time basis.
Other Educational Opportunities in Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science Programs
One Year Technical Certificate / Certificate of Proficiency
Short-Term Technical Certificate/Certificate of Completion
Educational Opportunities through LCCC’s University Partnership
The University of Akron
Bachelor of Science in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Many manufacturing companies in Ohio and nationwide are providing career opportunities for highly trained professionals in the field of production supervision and management, quality assurance, production control, manufacturing, and plant engineering — all positions filled by graduates of The University of Akron’s bachelor of science in automated manufacturing engineering technology program.
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