The Manufacturing Technology curriculum prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to identify and resolve production problems in the manufacture of products. Includes instruction in machine operations and CNC principles, production line operations, instrumentation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and other computerized production techniques, manufacturing planning, quality control, quality assurance and informational infrastructure. Graduates should qualify for employment as a manufacturing technician, quality assurance technician, CAD/CAM technician, team leader, or research and development technician.
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The manufacturing industry is a diversified field that includes jobs ranging from production workers to purchasing agents. The top two occupations in manufacturing are team assemblers and machinists. The third most populous occupation, which may be thought of as quality control employees, includes inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers.