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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.

Students will choose two certificate programs in the following areas; Computer Numerical Control (CNC), manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Welding, SCADA, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) or Industrial Maintenance.  In addition the courses in these programs, students will complete additional course work to complete the Manufacturing Engineering Associates Degree.

In addition to applied technical courses, Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate Degree includes a 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
ENT 1000 Introduction to Industrial and Engineering Technology 3
ENT 1050 Manufacturing Foundations 4
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
INT 1000 OSHA 10-Hour General Safety 1
-- First Certificate Class #1 3
ENT 1500 Engineering Materials 3
ENT 2100 Manufacturing Processes 3
MTH 1280 College Algebra 4
-- First Certificate Class #2 3
-- First Certificate Class #3 3
EBE 2702 Co-op Education I 2
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
PHY 1501 General Physics I with Algebra 5
MTH 1340 Pre-Calculus 5
-- Second Certificate Class #1 3
ENT 2600 Engineering Design 3
ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
-- Second Certificate Class #2 3
-- Second Certificate Class #3 3
  Total Credit Hours 61

* 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.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.