About this course
Manufacturing Technology is a field of study that prepares students for careers in production settings, technical and/or management oriented professions. Manufacturing technicians are primarily involved with the management, operation, and maintenance of complex, team-oriented technological systems. Typical on-the-job functions may include work in production and inventory control, quality assurance, methods analysis, manufacturing supervision, and facilities management.
Within the traditional manufacturing courses, the program will integrate the latest concepts of Quality Management Principles that are increasingly important to the leadership and management of all organizations. With an awareness of growing global competition, the students will learn to apply these principles to produce benefits for customers, owners, employees, suppliers, and society at large. The initial semester will focus on topics common to all technical fields. Subsequent courses become more specialized and use the scientific method to identify and solve problems related to a manufacturing environment.
Graduates will be able to perform manufacturing process analysis and product testing; apply a problem solving approach to manufacturing cost reduction; develop quality control programs; use a Computer Aided Design system; recognize and use project management techniques; use word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.