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.
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
- 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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Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 201||TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|PHYS 112||TECHNICAL PHYSICS I ||4|
Required Program Courses
|MATHEMATICS **||3 to 5|
|INTRODUCTION TO THE TOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY |
|MACTR 110||PRINT READING - MECHANICAL ||3|
|MECTK 115||PRINCIPLES OF DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY ||2|
|INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING USING AUTOCAD |
|MECTK 125||3-D MODELING WITH PRO-ENGINEER ||4|
|MECTK 138||MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I ||3|
|MECTK 204||STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS ||4|
|MECTK 226||STATISTICS AND QUALITY CONTROL ||3|
|MECTK 231||INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER ||3|
|MECTK 232||MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL METALLURGY ||3|
|MECTK 238||MANUFACTURING PROCESSES II ||3|
|PHYS 113||TECHNICAL PHYSICS II ||4|
|WELD 119||WELDING PROCESSES ||3|
|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
|Fall Semester 1||MECTK 110 or MACTR 110; MECTK 138; MECTK 115; Mathematics; ENGL 110|
|Spring Semester 1||MECTK 121 or 125; MECTK 238; Mathematics; PHYS 112; WELD 119|
|Fall Semester 2||MECTK 204; MECTK 231; PHYS 113; Technical Elective(s); Social Science|
|Spring Semester 2||MECTK 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
Maintenance, Installation and Repair
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
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
Certificate of Completion
Manufacturing Engineering Technology(60 credit hours)
Certified Manufacturing Engineer
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
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.