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Manufacturing Technology/Engineering Technology/A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: John Tatro, (413) 236-4630

The Manufacturing Technology option of the Engineering Technology degree program is designed to provide students with the basic skills they need for a career in the manufacturing field. Courses in the program take place in campus classrooms and laboratories as well as off-campus locations with state-of-the-art equipment, software and training facilities. The program is designed to offer flexibility while also providing students for the elective options and technical internship opportunties that allow them to focus their efforts in an area of specialization.

With proper preparation in physics and mathematics, students interested in transferring to a baccalaureate institution to continue their education can do so by working closely with the program advisor to insure all prerequisites and requirements for transfer will be met.

Expected Outcomes

  • Attain the educational and technical skills from which graduates are well equipped to enter the workforce or continue their education in manufacturing technology at Baccalaureate institutions.
  • Apply the technical knowledge and problem solving skills required in Manufacturing Technology
  • Ability to accurately use test equipment required in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to use machinery both manual and automated in various manufacturing processes.
  • Develop a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement of the manufacturing process.
  • Demonstrate competence in collaboration with individuals and teams of multicultural and multidisciplinary backgrounds.
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in written, oral and graphical forms.
  • Appreciate the need for continued professional development and lifelong learning.

Graduation Requirements
To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete the 69 program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements, shown below.

Program 47 Credits
ENM 127 Technical Mathematics III (or higher) 3
ENT 129 Intro to Electricity/Electronics 4
ENT 135 Interpreting Engineering Drawings I 4
ENT 151 Introduction to Manufacturing 4
ENT 152 Advanced Manufacturing 4
ENT 225 Intro to Computer Aided Manufacturing I 4
ENT 226 Intro to Computer Aided Manufacturing II 4
ENT 238 Elements of Machines 4
ENT 244 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
ENT 260 Industrial Control Systems 4
PHY 111 Ideas of Physics (see footnote 1) 3
  Technical Electives (see footnote 2) 6
General Education 22 Credits
COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
ENM 126 Technical Mathematics II (or higher) 3
PHY 101 College Physics I (see footnote 1) 4
  General Education Electives (see footnote 3 6


Additional As Shown  
 Core Competencies Portfolio 6 Items
 Forum 12 Units
 Health/Fitness 30 Hours
 Minimum Cumulative Averages:
-Area of Specialization:
 All required ENM courses and all program requirements


Suggested block for program completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester

17 Credits

PHY 111      Ideas of Physics (see footnote 1)


ENT 135      Interpreting Engineering Drawings I


ENT 151      Introduction to Manufacturing


ENG            English Composition/Writing


ENM 126      Technical Mathematics II




Second Semester

17 Credits

ENM 127      Technical Mathematics III 


ENT 129      Introduction to Electricity/Electronics


ENT 152      Advanced Manufacturing


        Technical Elective (see footnote 2)


ENG            English Composition/Writing


Third Semester

18 Credits

ENT 225

Intro to Computer Aided Manufacturing I


ENT 244

Hydraulics and Pneumatics


ENT 260

Industrial Control Systems


PHY 101

College Physics I (see footnote 1)



General Education Elective (see footnote 3)


Fourth Semester                                                                  17 Credits

ENT 226

Intro to Computer Aided Manufacturing II              4

ENT 238

Elements of Machines                                          4


Technical Elective (see footnote 2)                        3


Communication                                                  3


General Education Elective (see footnote 3)           3



(1) Students planning to transfer should take PHY 101 , PHY 102 and Interpreting Engineering Drawings I in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters respectively.

(2) Technical Electives are chosen from ENM 255 ; ENT 136 , ENT 143 , ENT 218 , ENT 285 ; and PHY 102 . Electives maybe selected with the permission of the Porgram Advisor.

(3) General Education Electives are chosen from two of the following Behavioral and Social Science, Humanities and Fine Arts, Environmental Studies, or History.


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