Manufacturing Foundations

The coursework for this certificate uses Project-based learning to prepare you for entry-level positions in the high demand field of manufacturing.

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Use a commercially available CAD system to create and read engineering drawings including: dimensions and tolerances; multiple views and projections; assemblies and bill of materials; and 3D models.
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of engineering materials and why they are used in particular applications. Students will demonstrate an understanding of material composition; processes for manufacturing of steels and alloying; cold and hot working processes; and material hardness, modulus of elasticity, tensile strength, yield strength, and shear strength.
  • Apply their knowledge of materials to manufacturing processes and demonstrate an understanding of:
    • processes such as material removal, forging, casting, forming, finishing; fabrication processes such as welding, adhesives, and fasteners;
    • production efficiencies (e.g., speed and feeds); and
    • safety procedures and methods.
  • Work as a member of a team to communicate effectively, solve problems, and improve productivity.

In addition to entering the workforce, you will be prepared to pursue additional education and training toward an associate degree, or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Students may also pursue additional certificates that can be “stacked” toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree.

The Manufacturing Foundation Certificate is supported by the Ohio Engineering Technology Educators Association and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association.​

FALL

Course: MATH 1110
Course Title: College Algebra
Prerequisites: MATH0084*
Credits: 4
: No
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Course: MECT 1150
Course Title: Fundamentals of Engineering Design
Credits: 2
: No
: No
Course: MECT 2230
Course Title: Engineering Mateirals
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course: MFGT 1110
Course Title: Manufacturing Processes
Credits: 3
: No
: No

SPRING

Course: ENGL 1010
Course Title: English Composition I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040*
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course: ENRD 2150
Course Title: Computer Aided Design I
Credits: 3
: No
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* All incoming students will be required to provide ACT scores or take a placement test. Based on their scores, students will be placed in appropriate English and mathematics courses.  Successful completion of developmental English, and mathematics prerequisites require a grade of C- or above in the course. Developmental English and mathematics course prerequisites can also be attained through placement testing. See the Standardized Testing Cutoff Scores (PDF) for specific tests and test scores.

  • Students Graduating on Time

    N/A*Title IV students complete the program within 1 year
    *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to protect the confidentiality of the students.

    Program Costs*

    Cost: $2,195
    Description: for in-state tuition and fees
    : No
    : No
    Cost: $4,390
    Description: for out-of-state tuition and fees
    : No
    : No
    Cost: $1,125
    Description: for books and supplies
    : No
    : No

    The typical graduate leaves with

    N/A*in debt
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    The typical monthly loan payment

    N/A*per month in student loans
    N/A*interest rate
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    Graduates who got jobs

    N/A%*of program graduates who got jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate
    *We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

    Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

    Licensure Requirements

    The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession:

    Ohio

    Date Created 12/17/2018 These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education