The Manufacturing Industrial Engineering Technology program is accredited by ABET (The Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology). Manufacturing is instrumental to the function of society today and will remain indispensable for the future. This program ensures application of appropriate manufacturing processes and cost effective utilization of manufacturing tools, materials, equipment and manpower to manufacture parts and maintain equipment. The program provides graduates with a unique blend of theoretical and hands-on-knowledge with computer integration in a manufacturing environment that directly corresponds to modern applications used in industry. Graduates are employed in a wide variety of areas relevant to manufacturing industries. 

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

Applications may be submitted after meeting the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Complete ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I
  • MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra with grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate score on Math placement test.
  • Complete MET-1100 Technology Orientation

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse individuals and teams, all levels of employees, customers, and suppliers by means of verbal, written (memos, reports, emails, etc.), graphics, symbols, and effective listening skills and using appropriate technology.
  2. Complete tasks and projects on schedule through the effective use of time management, appropriate math skills, and teamwork that fosters inclusion, synergized efforts in problems identification, and troubleshooting for successful resolution of problems towards the achievement of set goals and objectives.
  3. Apply quality systems, principles, concepts and utilize appropriate math, measurement and statistical tools and technology to improve processes, product quality, and to enhance productivity.
  4. Incorporate safety awareness, principles and practices in every aspect work and as a way of life, including machine safety, environmental safety, chemical safety, and personal/employee protection.
  5. Apply knowledge of machines’ principles and operation, tools and materials, requisite mathematics and physics, to select operation parameters in order to program, setup, and operate production manufacturing equipment, and also to be able to, troubleshoot and diagnose both numerically/computer numerically (NC/CNC) controlled machines, and programmable logic controlled (PLC) equipment.
  6. Apply the knowledge of material science, machining tolerances, blueprint/schematics, and hands on skills in welding, burning, pipefitting, rigging, the use of basic hand tools and mobile equipment for the fabrication of designed parts incorporating accepted industry methods.
  7. Apply the knowledge of the principles of drafting and the communication of ideas, designs and visualization skills as the language of the engineering field, including the creation and interpretation of drawings using proper dimensioning and tolerancing for size and geometry, and use of computer aided drawing programs to incorporate proper industry acceptable standards and conventions.
  8. Apply the basic principles of equipment maintenance, troubleshooting and problem solving techniques to maintain industrial machines that ensures the production of quality products.
  9. Exhibit independence in the pursuits of continuous professional development.
  10. Model ethical behavior in professional responsibilities.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
MATH-1530 College Algebra 1 4
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 2 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 2-3
Computer Applications and Programming  
Product Ideation & Design I  
Select one of the following: 3
Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes  
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing  
 Credit Hours17-18
Second Semester
MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3
MET-1300 Engineering Materials and Metallurgy 3
MET-2422 Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 3
MET-2000 CAD/CAM Processes 3
Select one of the following: 3
CNC Programming and Operation  
Product Ideation & Design II  
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
PHYS-1210 College Physics I 4 4
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
Select one of the following: 3
CAD II & GD&T  
3D Solid Modeling  
Select one of the following: 3
Statistical Quality Control  
MET-xxxx
Elective  
Select one of the following: 3
Lean Manufacturing  
MET-xxxx 3
Elective  
Architectural CAD I  
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
HLTH-1230 Standard First Aid and Personal Safety 1
MET-2500 Fundamentals of Products Development and Manufacture 3
Select one of the following: 3
Quality Manufacturing  
MET-xxxx
Elective  
PHYS-1220 College Physics II 4
Arts & Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences (see AAS Degree requirements) 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours62-63

Electives

Automation Engineering Technology

Electives recommended for students interested in the field of Automation Engineering Technology:

MET-2140Manufacturing Automation and Control3
MET-2220Advanced CAD/CAM Processes3
MET-2300Fluid Power3

Drafting & Design Engineering Technology

Electives recommended for students interested in the field of Drafting & Design Engineering Technology:

CNST-1410Architectural CAD I3
MET-21513D Digital Design & Printing3
MET-26013D Solid Modeling3

Quality Engineering Technology

Electives recommended for students interested in the field of Quality Engineering Technology:

MET-2400Statistical Quality Control3
MET-2730Lean Manufacturing3
MET-2740Quality Manufacturing3

Additive Manufacturing

Electives recommended for students interested in the field of Additive Manufacturing

MET-21513D Digital Design & Printing3
MET-21603D Scanning, Reverse Engineering, and Quality Inspection3
MET-2191Additive Manufacturing Project Capstone2
MET-2941Additive Manufacturing Internship1-4