Dec 11, 2023
Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. The program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.
Degree Code: B64
Associate in Science
Program Contact: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415
This program is designed to merge the traditional “hands-on” learning concepts and the newer computer application techniques in today’s engineering technology education.
The student learns the basics such as the standard methods and practices of Tool Design and Production Planning and Statistical Process Control. The student’s knowledge is expanded by exploring the more revolutionary techniques of CAD/CAM, Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Robotics in an automated system through concept and practical applications.
This new emphasis on the computer includes CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting), CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing), and FMS (Flexible Manufacturing Systems). FMS includes the applications of robots, automated storage/retrieval, material handling systems, automated process control and inspection systems, and work cells (such as integrated machining, special processing and assembly). Global manufacturing competition is taught through methods of increasing productivity in engineering technology and business functions as well as the production plant.
Local industries advise and work with the department on keeping the curriculum and equipment up to date to maintain a state-of-the-art program.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Curriculum Requirements
Prerequisites to the Program
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.
+ May substitute EET* K144 - Fundamentals Electrical Circuits and Machines ° and EET* K145 - Fundamentals Electrical Circuits and Machines Lab °
* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.
Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits. 25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework. Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit. Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Objectives
Graduates of the program in Manufacturing Engineering will:
- be qualified to make technical contributions to and find employment in operations, design, development and manufacturing in the practice of manufacturing engineering technology.
- have an appreciation for the need to be life long learners.
- demonstrate professionalism and a sense of social and ethical responsibility in their professional endeavors.
- engage in professional development or study in a four-year program to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes
By the time of graduation, students in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will:
- practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
- demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical and computational skills needed for engineering technology applications.
- combine oral, graphical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and to direct manufacturing activities.
- know of a professional code of ethics.
- describe concepts relating to manufacturing quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
- describe how the concepts of metal manufacturing, statistics, process automation, computer-aided design and manufacturing, and organizational management affects manufacturing operations.
- illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex technical and non-technical problems;
- demonstrate creativity in designing problem solutions; and conduct and interpret experimental data and outcomes.
- recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allows them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
- recognize the need to be lifelong learners.