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 member listed below before beginning your coursework. View Program Guide


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


View certificate information for the following options:

  • Manufacturing Skills Standards certificate
  • Manufacturing Technology certificate
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems certificate
  • CNC Operations certificate
  • Drafting/Design certificate
  • Computer-Aided Design certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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


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

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

Jim Tumavich,  Faculty
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1053, (630) 942-2532

Peter Deeman, Program Advisor    
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548

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


Student Spotlight

  • Spotlight: Robert Fultz

    Robert FultzManufacturing

    “I get to work with machines that cost more than a house, computer software that is more expensive than a car and make parts that have tolerances smaller than a human hair."

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  • Spotlight: Jarrett Herman

    Filip BednarzManufacturing

    "As long as you put the effort into learning, you are in good hands at COD. The Manufacturing department is putting a lot of money into new equipment that will give you a great learning experience and help you in your career."

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Faculty Spotlight

  • Spotlight: Jim Tumavich

    Jim TumavichManufacturing Technology

    “While my generation of educators and engineers pioneered Computer Numerical Control machines, Computer Aided Drafting and Design systems and now three-dimensional printers, I always ask my students to imagine what will be next. Today CAD is a college-level course, tomorrow it may be part of a preschool class. If that is the case, then what will today’s preschoolers be learning when they are in college?"

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  • Spotlight: Jim Filipek

    Jim FilipekManufacturing Technology

    "In spite of a fragile economy, job opportunities are plentiful in the manufacturing industry." 

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