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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

To pursue a career in manufacturing, you must enjoy solving problems and working with your hands, and possess communication, mathematical, physical science, and mechanical abilities. You must be creative, persistent, and able to work independently and with others.

As a Manufacturing Engineering Technology graduate, you work as a technician, engineering aide, or first-line supervisor in production, quality control, purchasing, and industrial relations. You solve manufacturing problems, prepare product specifications, study ways to improve efficiency, and supervise production workers.

Career Opportunities

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program offers you a wide variety of career opportunities such as:

  • Facility planning/plant layout
  • Industrial relations/training
  • Inventory planning/control
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Materials testing
  • Plant engineering/maintenance
  • Process/product development
  • Purchasing
  • Quality control
  • Safety/loss prevention
  • Technical sales/service

Entry level salaries average $14,500-$29,000 for Manufacturing Engineering Technology graduates.

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Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 201TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATHEMATICS **3
PHYS 112TECHNICAL PHYSICS I 4
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS **3 to 5
MECTK 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO THE TOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY 
or
3
MACTR 110PRINT READING - MECHANICAL 3
MECTK 115PRINCIPLES OF DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY 2
MECTK 121
or
INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING USING AUTOCAD 
or
3
MECTK 1253-D MODELING WITH PRO-ENGINEER 4
MECTK 138MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I 3
MECTK 204STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 4
MECTK 226STATISTICS AND QUALITY CONTROL 3
MECTK 231INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER 3
MECTK 232MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL METALLURGY 3
MECTK 238MANUFACTURING PROCESSES II 3
PHYS 113TECHNICAL PHYSICS II 4
WELD 119WELDING PROCESSES 3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES ***5

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Math Sequence (minimum 6 credit hours); Option 1: (Baccalaureate Sequence-Preferred) MATH 130 and 137; Option 2: (Baccalaureate Sequence) MATH 115 and 120; Option 3: (Non-transfer Sequence) MATH 106 and 130.
*** Technical Electives: NCTK 212, 214; MECTK 251; SCM 220, 231, 232.

The college maintains articulation agreements with several universities from which students may pursue a bachelor's degree upon graduating. 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MECTK 110 or MACTR 110; MECTK 138; MECTK 115; Mathematics; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 1MECTK 121 or 125; MECTK 238; Mathematics; PHYS 112; WELD 119
Fall Semester 2MECTK 204; MECTK 231; PHYS 113; Technical Elective(s); Social Science
Spring Semester 2MECTK 226; MECTK 232; Humanities; ENGL 201; Technical Elective(s)

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building, Room 209

(309) 694-5171 or (309) 694-5510

Illinois Career Cluster

Manufacturing

Career Pathway:
Maintenance, Installation and Repair

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Manufacturing
Pathway: Maintenance, Installation & Repair
ICC Pathway: Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available.

ENGL 110, 201 | Humanities | Mathematics | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Manufacturing Engineering Technology(60 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

Certified Manufacturing Engineer

Employment Information

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, Manufacturing Production Technicians$22-33/hr

Occupation Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Career Cluster Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

Bradley University offers several articulation options for students.

General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements

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