Program Goals and Outcomes

Manufacturing Degree Goals and Outcomes

Our online Manufacturing Degree can help prepare students to work as production technicians or engineering technicians in a variety of settings, from chemical to machinery manufacturing.


Associate Degree 5 months As low as $59/mo
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Program Goal

To prepare students for the opportunity to seek employment or advance their careers in the manufacturing and production industries, specifically related to positions that require college level training.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Identify various roles in manufacturing, conventional steps of the manufacturing process, and the similarities or differences of manufacturing techniques
  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective quantitative skills
  • Demonstrate proficient computer and information literacy skills
  • Read and interpret various types of technical drawings, including those used in engineering applications, to understand the basics of computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences
  • Describe total quality management (TQM), materials and inventory management, inspection plans, measuring tools that collect quality data, and various statistical process control methods
  • List the steps and materials used in the tool design process, including the design of work holding devices, jigs, presses, dies, and gages
  • Recognize important safety facts and practices associated with electrical, chemical, fire, material-handling, and machine hazards
  • Discover the symbols to describe a product and ASME codes and standards used in manufacturing
  • Discover CNC systems and machines, operating and programming machining, turning centers, and alternate machining technology
  • Identify manufacturing systems and processes, and recognize different materials used in manufacturing and engineering applications
  • Define the basics of lean manufacturing and the key lean and continuous improvement (CI) fundamental principles in conjunction with continuous-improvement methods and tools
  • Discover other technologies and topics in manufacturing and manufacturing processes
  • Discover valuable workplace skills and confidence building in striving for a successful, advancement-focused career

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