Field of Study: Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing technology programs prepare people to help engineers who work in manufacturing.
Manufacturing technology programs include topics such as:
- Machine operations
- Production line operations
- Engineering analysis
- Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
- Quality control
- Experiment and data interpretation
Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in manufacturing technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in manufacturing technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Very few universities offer graduate degrees in manufacturing technology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.