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 advisor listed below before beginning your coursework. View Program Guide

Degrees

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

Certificates
View certificate information for the following options:

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

 

Gainful Employment Information

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

 

Faculty Advisor

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

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

David Earl, Program Advisor  
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2538
 

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

 

Student 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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  • Amy Karony

    Amy KaronyManufacturing

    "I really enjoy the hands-on aspect of actually making a product, and it's cool to be able to bring my own designs to life. The teachers are very supportive and proactive for students who put forth the effort"

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  • Peter Carta

    Peter CartaManufacturing

    "This is the first time in my life that I've actually enjoyed school and done this well at it. Everyone I've worked with at COD has been genuinely interested in helping the students to succeed."

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