Manufacturing Technology

Career Opportunities

The Manufacturing Technology program provides training in a wide variety of skill areas of product manufacturing and services. The four degree options in the program are:

  • Automated Manufacturing Systems
  • Drafting and Design
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Automated Manufacturing program option prepares the student for careers in computer-aided manufacturing, robotics and numerical control. The Drafting and Design degree option prepares the student for careers in the drafting and computer-aided design areas.

The Manufacturing Technology degree option provides the student with a broad background in the areas of machining, drafting and fluid systems in order to prepare them for entry-level positions as machine operators, machine maintenance personnel and quality control personnel. The Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree option prepares students for entry-level engineering technician positions in manufacturing.

The program also offers a mechanical drafting certificate that prepares students for entry-level mechanical drafting positions.

Transfer opportunities for students wishing to complete a bachelor's degree are available.

Program Requirements

Please consult a faculty member listed below before beginning your coursework. View Program Guide


The Manufacturing Technology program provides training in a wide variety of skill areas of product manufacturing and services. View degree information for the following options:

  • Automated Manufacturing Systems
  • Drafting/Design
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology


View certificate information for the following options:

  • Manufacturing Skills Standards certificate
  • Manufacturing Technology certificate
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems certificate
  • CNC Operations certificate
  • Drafting/Design certificate
  • Computer-Aided Design certificate

Related Degrees

The Integrated Mechatronics and Manufacturing Technology degree is designed to meet industry needs for multi-functional technicians competent in manufacturing, electro-mechanics, and electronics technology. View degree information for the following options:

  • Integrated Mechatronics and Manufacturing Technology

Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.


If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty member in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the faculty member you wish to reach:

Jim Filipek, coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1063, (630) 942-2038

Jim Tumavich,  Faculty
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1053, (630) 942-2532

Peter Deeman, Program Advisor    
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548

Bridget McFarland, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), (630) 942-8419 

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592


Student Spotlight

  • Student Spotlight: Samuel Kaufman

    Samuel KaufmanManufacturing

    I can’t describe how glad I am that I started taking classes at COD. Though I already had a four-year engineering degree when I started, I’ve gained skills that have opened entirely new and exciting paths in my life. Whether you’re just out of high school or have been working in industry for years, the skills that you’ll gain in classes at COD will be valuable for the rest of your life. There is a wide range of topics from introductory to advanced and specialized, and the faculty are very accommodating to the needs and interests of each student.”

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  • Spotlight: Robert Fultz

    Robert FultzManufacturing

    “I get to work with machines that cost more than a house, computer software that is more expensive than a car and make parts that have tolerances smaller than a human hair."

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  • Spotlight: Jarrett Herman

    Filip BednarzManufacturing

    "As long as you put the effort into learning, you are in good hands at COD. The Manufacturing department is putting a lot of money into new equipment that will give you a great learning experience and help you in your career."

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Faculty Spotlight

  • Spotlight: Jim Tumavich

    Jim TumavichManufacturing Technology

    “While my generation of educators and engineers pioneered Computer Numerical Control machines, Computer Aided Drafting and Design systems and now three-dimensional printers, I always ask my students to imagine what will be next. Today CAD is a college-level course, tomorrow it may be part of a preschool class. If that is the case, then what will today’s preschoolers be learning when they are in college?"

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  • Spotlight: Jim Filipek

    Jim FilipekManufacturing Technology

    "In spite of a fragile economy, job opportunities are plentiful in the manufacturing industry." 

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