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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

This program is offered at Clark State's Springfield location.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program prepares students for a variety of positions within a manufacturing enterprise. The program builds on the student’s knowledge of computer-aided design, electronics, and manufacturing processes, providing additional skills in areas such as statistical process control, automation, and computer numerical control.

In addition to applied technical courses, Manufacturing Engineering Technology students can include an optional co-op experience.

Students must complete EBE 1000, Employability Skills, as a technical elective and then work with Office of Career Management to secure an appropriate co-op site.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students, and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

Scholastic Preparation
Students starting the program should have had one year each of high school algebra, trigonometry, and physics or the equivalents. Students may take these preparatory courses at Clark State, but they will require a longer amount of time to complete their degree program. Those without high school physics must complete PHY 1100, Fundamentals of Physics.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Technology, a graduate will be able to:

Design, produce, and document a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering, materials, metrology, and manufacturing process. Use computers in troubleshooting, maintenance planning, and report writing. Demonstrate basic knowledge of manufacturing processes, including safety, cost, documentation, material selection, fabrication, and assembly. Formulate and analyze the mathematical models for physical and engineering problems. Use commonly-available instruments, schematics, operating manuals, and troubleshooting guides. Transfer Options

Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Humanities/Social Science Electives
A complete listing of humanities and social science electives can be found in the College Catalog.

Course Title Credits
Fall
ENT 1100 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
CAD 1101 Computer-Aided Design I 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
INT 1300 Electrical Systems 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
 
Spring
ENT 1300 Dimensional Metrology 3
ENT 1500 Engineering Materials 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
INT 1201 Hydraulics and Pneumatics I 3
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Management 3
-- Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (GA) 3
 
Fall
ENT 2100 Manufacturing Processes 3
ENT 2600 Engineering Design 3
CAD 2100 Solid Modeling 3
INT 2500 Programmable Logic Control 3
MTH 1280 College Algebra 4
-- Co-op or Technical Elective* 2
 
Spring
ENT 2400 Computer Numerical Control 3
ENT 2700 Engineering Technology Project 3
INT 2550 Automated Systems 3
MTH 1340 Pre-Calculus 5
PHY 1501 General Physics I with Algebra 5
 
  Total Credit Hours 71

* The technical elective must be a minimum of 2 semester hours in any combination of co-op (EBE 2701 - EBE 2704, EBE 2801 - EBE 2804) or any course not already prescribed in the following areas: CAD, ENT, INT or NTK 1110.