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Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology provides students with knowledge and skills in the areas of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer numerical controlled machining (CNC), industrial controls and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Options are available in automated machining and industrial automation. Requirements articulate with the technology 2+2 baccalaureate degree. This major is available at the Trumbull Campus.

Career Opportunities

In 2006, engineers held about 1.5 million jobs.

About 37 percent of engineering jobs were found in manufacturing industries and another 28 percent were in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector, primarily in architectural, engineering, and related services. Many engineers also worked in the construction, telecommunications, and wholesale trade industries.

Federal, State, and local governments employed about 12 percent of engineers in 2006. About half of these were in the Federal Government, mainly in the U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior, and Energy, and in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Most engineers in State and local government agencies worked in highway and public works departments. In 2006, about 3 percent of engineers were self-employed, many as consultants.

Engineers are employed in every State, in small and large cities and in rural areas. Some branches of engineering are concentrated in particular industries and geographic areas—for example, petroleum engineering jobs tend to be located in areas with sizable petroleum deposits, such as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, and California. Others, such as civil engineering, are widely dispersed, and engineers in these fields often move from place to place to work on different projects.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 71 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Demonstrate entry level skills in manufacturing engineering technology.

2. Demonstrate comprehensive skills in CAD, CAM, CNC, and PLCs.

3. Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to succeed in a manufacturing environment as an engineering technician.

4. Demonstrate a work ethic that will help them enter the job market with a recognizably healthy attitude towards their employer, their position, and how they can contribute to the success of the company.

Student Organizations

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Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences


Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.


Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (37 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  EERT 22000 Electricity/Electronics with Applications 3
    22002 Industrial Controls 3
  IERT 12005 Applications in Computer-Aided Design 2
    22010 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
  MERT 12000 Engineering Drawing 3
    12001 Computer-Aided Drafting 3
    12004 Manufacturing Processes 3
    12005 Properties of Materials 3
    22012 Fluid Power 3
  MFGT 12010 Safety in the Workplace 2
    21001 Standard Design 3
  Select one option: 6
  Industrial Automation Option (6)  
  EERT 22007 Industrial Motor Control and Application (3)  
  MFGT 22014 Advanced Industrial Electronics (3)  
  Automated Machining Option (6)  
  MFGT 13001 Computer Numerical Control Programming (3)  
    23001 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  EERT 22003 Technical Computing 3
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing 3
  IERT 22000 Statistical Process Control 4
 KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
 KMC MATH 11022 Trigonometry 3
  Choose from the following series of courses 5-7
KBS PHY 13001
General College Physics I (4)*
College Physics II (2)*
General College Physics Laboratory I (1)
KBS   13002
General College Physics II (4)*
General College Physics Laboratory II (1)
  Kent Core Composition 3
  Kent Core Humanities/Fine Arts 3
  Kent Core Social Sciences 3

* Students who successfully completed PHY 13001 and 13002 will have met the requirement for PHY 13011 and 13012.