Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Program Type

Associate in Applied Science

Certificates Available


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About the Program

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program equips students with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the innovative and ever-changing field of manufacturing. Students will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects, applying their knowledge and skills to develop innovative solutions to practical problems.

What can I do with this degree?

Potential Careers & Wages

Program Pathways

Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

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During completion of course requirements, students will be given an opportunity to test and become certified in the following:

  • NIMS CNC Level 1 Certified
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)

Graduates of this program are qualified and encouraged to pursue the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) certification.

CAD (8810)

CNC (8820)

Basic Quality (8830)

Certified Manufacturing Associate (8840)

Graduates may transfer with articulated credit to universities such as Bradley University, Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Southern Illinois University and University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Students are advised to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to ensure course transfer credit availability.  Students should also consult with an academic advisor, the Dean, or Academic Chair of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. 

Have a technical AAS degree? NIU's fully online Bachelor of Science in Technology with an emphasis in Applied Manufacturing Technology (BS-AMT) is a convenient and affordable way to build on your degree, advance into leadership positions, and increase your earning potential. The NIU BS-AMT Program builds on your manufacturing knowledge and develops leadership skills for the manufacturing and technology fields. Online courses are taught by world-class NIU faculty who bring real industry challenges into the classroom.

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