About the Degree
If you're looking for the hands-on experience you need to get a job as a technician in the world of manufacturing, the Associate of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) is the way to go. The curriculum primarily covers computer aided drafting, basics in machining, CNC (computer numercal control), CAM (computer assisted manufacturing), automation, and materials.
What You'll Learn
- An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of industrial engineering technology to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to problem solving;
- an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
- an ability to design integrated systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems using appropriate analytical, computational, and application practices and procedures;
- an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
- an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- a commitment to (a)quality, (b)timeliness, and (c)continuous improvement.
This is Good for You if:
- You want to learn how to set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools
- You want to work in a field where technological proficiency is a premium
- You're interested in a career with the prospect for advancement