Aug 09, 2022
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology associate degree program is designed to be a broad-based engineering science transfer program that provides a foundation of mathematics and basic science, integrated with program components focusing on introductory manufacturing technology and general education. The program emphasizes the application of mathematics and principles of engineering science to technical manufacturing in order to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate programs in engineering and engineering sciences with a manufacturing engineering focus. The program also prepares students for employment opportunities in entry and second-level positions in manufacturing and industrial technology fields requiring a combination of technical preparation and a strong general education background.
College of Technology–Technology Pathway Program
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program provides for direct entry into baccalaureate industrial and engineering technology programs. Upon successful completion of the program, MCC technology studies graduates may continue on with a full two years of credit towards a baccalaureate degree in engineering technology or industrial technology at Central Connecticut State University.
Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. Courses are offered during day and evening hours. Preparation for the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program includes a high school diploma or equivalent with one year of physics and two years of mathematics, including Algebra I and Algebra II. For students not prepared for the required mathematics and English courses, MCC offers a wide range of developmental and preparatory courses.
Upon successful completion of all Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree program requirements, graduates will
- Demonstrate team-oriented human skills that permit effective participation in multicultural work and social environments.
- Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to manufacturing applications.
- Demonstrate proficiency in engineering fundamentals to analyze manufacturing engineering problems and make appropriate decisions.
- Assist in the design process to meet effective production objectives.
- Possess knowledge of engineering materials and be able to demonstrate competency in their selection and utilization.
- Apply knowledge and skills to develop, interpret and select appropriate manufacturing processes.
- Maintain a practical knowledge of state-of-the-art hardware and software in support of manufacturing systems.
- Be aware of and use available information and data sources in support of the manufacturing systems.
- Apply skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently plan, organize, implement, measure and control manufacturing processes.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics as well as conventional drafting practices, such as orthographic and isometric projection, section, detail, auxiliary views and descriptive geometry, as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing basics.
- Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the use of state-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD) software and be able to respond positively to continuous software revisions and upgrades.
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of two-dimensional and isometric CAD concepts, procedures and applications.
- Apply knowledge of computer applications in integrating computer-aided manufacturing, computer numerical control, CAD, spreadsheets, graphs and word processing for manufacturing engineering, and technology documentation and support purposes.
In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Requirements
Total Credits Required: 66
‡ Students who receive credit for MAT* 250 have fulfilled the MAT* 254 requirement.