About the Department
Technologists and Applied Engineers Preparation
The curriculum in Engineering Technology is built upon technical education and operations, human and industrial relations, business administration, and advanced technologies. The department strives to keep the curriculum up-to-date by incorporating new technological developments as they occur. The department offers classes in manufacturing engineering technologies to include: conventional manufacturing processes such as: metal casting, principals of metal manufacturing, welding technology, foundry technology, industrial plastics, and maintenance technology. Moreover, the department offers courses in high-tech areas such as Applied Electricity and Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Programmable Logic Controllers and Process Control, Industrial Automation and Robotics, Computer Numerical Control Machining Practices, and Computer Aided Design. Plant Layout and Material Handling, Industrial Communications, and Industrial Supervision enable the manufacturing and industrial technology graduates to achieve the competencies required to apply the latest technological advances in a given field.
The curriculum also emphasizes other vital areas in the Manufacturing Industry: Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Accounting, Human Relations, Introduction to Psychology, Industrial Safety, Manufacturing Cost Estimating, Methods Design, and Quality Assurance Six Sigma. The addition of these courses to the curriculum gives the graduates an appealing and well rounded education. This lets potential employers know that she or he understands all of the common operations that exist within a manufacturing environment.
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology students are also strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education assignments with well-respected industrial manufacturers. Qualified students gain valuable on-the-job experience while earning money to offset educational expenses.