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 advisor listed below before beginning your coursework.

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
  • Drafting/Design certificate
  • Computer-Aided Design certificate

 

Gainful Employment Information

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

 

Faculty Advisor

If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty advisor in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the advisor you wish to reach:

Jim Filipek, coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1063, (630) 942-2038

Alison Greene, program advisor  
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2969 

Bridget McFarland, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), (630) 942-8419 

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

 

Faculty Spotlight

  • Jim Filipek

    Jim FilipekManufacturing Technology

    "In spite of a fragile economy, job opportunities are plentiful in the manufacturing industry," Jim Filipek said. "There are three processes that sustain our world: growing, mining and manufacturing. Everything that happens is based on these three areas!"

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