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Manufacturing Technician (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Manufacturing Technician Certificate provides students with a multi-discipline education in manufacturing technologies. This award will educate the student in various aspects of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, industrial electrical and motor control circuits, machine-tool processes, print and schematic reading and troubleshooting practices. These skills are essential for individuals seeking entry level Manufacturing Engineering Technician positions. While this certificate is unique in that the student receives a broad-based manufacturing education, it is also your gateway to earning an Associate Degree in multiple manufacturing areas. Many of the required courses in this certificate transfer into A.A.S. degrees that specialize in Fluid Power Engineering Technology, Engineering CAD Technology and Plastics Engineering Technology. Individuals wishing to enter production support, research and development and engineering technician positions should consider this certificate.

Award Outcomes

Follow safety guidelines and practices as mandated by O.S.H.A.

Apply electrical concepts as they relate to N.E.M.A. and I.E.C. electrical standards and equipment.

Develop PLC programs using Boolean algebra and software methods.

Problem solve by analyzing data using SPC and QA theory and methods.

Analyze fluid power applications in accordance with NFPA and industry standards and practices.

Comprehend terms and methods that are used to communicate between manufacturing industry disciplines.

Examine manufacturing engineering design concepts and processes.

Use applied physics to investigate power transmission methods.

Investigate production models using various data methods.

Utilize software applications commonly found in the manufacturing industry.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for manufacturing engineering technicians are found in a variety of diverse areas such as: assembly, automation, manufacturing, quality assurance, research and development, design, and field service. Job duties may include supervision, engineering, and product development along with customer relations and travel. Manufacturing Technicians are in high demand in small to large companies and within various government agencies. The Manufacturing Engineering Technician is well positioned for advancement opportunities as well as long-term employment

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 30 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

METS1020Industrial Manufacturing Processes

3

METS1050Quality Control

3

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

PLST1041Introduction to Plastics Molding Processes

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 30

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

METS1020Industrial Manufacturing Processes

3

METS1050Quality Control

3

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

PLST1041Introduction to Plastics Molding Processes

3

Total Credits  15

Graduation (30 of Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/6/2018 : BP 4521 / EP 4522