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Manufacturing Technology

Curriculum Description

The Manufacturing Technology curriculum prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to identify and resolve production problems in the manufacture of products. Includes instruction in machine operations and CNC principles, production line operations, instrumentation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and other computerized production techniques, manufacturing planning, quality control, quality assurance and informational infrastructure. Graduates should qualify for employment as a manufacturing technician, quality assurance technician, CAD/CAM technician, team leader, or research and development technician.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency with test instruments (e.g.. CMM, Calipers and Micrometers)
  • Demonstrate competency with manufacturing techniques and processes (e.g.. Material processing, process flow)
  • Understand and demonstrate basic design concepts (e.g. CNC programming, machine design)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of workplace safety and ethics

After Graduation

Career opportunities for graduates:

  • Automation Technicians
  • CAM Technicians
  • CNC Technicians
  • Drafting Technicians
  • Industrial Maintenance Technicians

Employers for Graduates:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Motorsports
  • Renewable Energy

Preparing for a career in Manufacturing Technology:

The manufacturing industry is a diversified field that includes jobs ranging from production workers to purchasing agents. The top two occupations in manufacturing are team assemblers and machinists. The third most populous occupation, which may be thought of as quality control employees, includes inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers.

Contact for information

Applied Sciences and Technology
Applied Sciences
Office: 828-395-1441
Fax: 828-286-4014
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Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Lee Roach
Mechanical Engineering Instructor