manufacturing technology lab

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

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
  • 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

Employment Information

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

Faculty



Faculty

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:

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