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Field of Study: Manufacturing Technology

Introduction

Manufacturing technology programs prepare people to help engineers who work in manufacturing.

 

Overview

Manufacturing technology programs include topics such as:

  • Machine operations
  • Production line operations
  • Engineering analysis
  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Quality control
  • Experiment and data interpretation

Schools
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.