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Manufacturing Foundations Certificate

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.​

  • 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:


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

Fall Semester


MATH 1110 - College Algebra

A study of: 1) polynomial operations, rational expressions, exponents, radicals; 2) linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, absolute value applications and their graphs; 3) graphs of elementary functions and non-functions including inverse functions, combining functions, and translating and transforming functions; 4) study of polynomial functions including the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, zeroes of polynomials, rational functions, partial fractions; 5) exponential and logarithmic functions including graphs and applications; 6) Gauss-Jordan elimination and Cramer's Rule. This course meets the requirements for OTM College Algebra TMM001.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 0084 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

MECT 1150 - Fundamentals of Engineering Design

An introductory course to acquaint the student with the tools used to convey design concepts and product information in the engineering arena. 3D visualization, using sketching, drawing, solid modeling and computer aided drafting will be used. The course will also introduce the main concepts in developing an engineering design project. 

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3

MECT 2230 - Engineering Materials

Physical metallurgy emphasizing commercial alloys, heat treatment, and surface treatment of the iron, steel, aluminum, copper, and aerospace metals. The laboratory covers basic metallographic techniques of specimen polishing, etching, and examination. (TAG# OET013)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MFGT 1110 - Manufacturing Processes

This course offers an introduction to manufacturing methods and basic machine tool operation. Students will be provided the background needed to read and interpret technical drawings and proper use of a variety of inspection and measuring tools. Students will also develop and use shop documents such as job plans and blueprints. Lab activities include Soldering, Electroplating, CNC Engraving, Mold making, Polymer Resin and Sheet Metal fabrication. Diligent attention is given to safety in the modern manufacturing environment. OET010 Manufacturing Process.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Spring Semester


ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001) 

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040; (minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test scores

ENRD 2150 - Computer Aided Design I

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and 3D Modeling. The student will create single-view, multi-view, sectional, and auxiliary view drawings with dimensions and tolerances. The student will also draw a multiple sheet/multiple part assembly drawing complete with a bill of materials. TAG: OET012CAD - CTAG: CTMET005

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Total Credit Hours: 18