Mechanical Engineering Technology - Manufacturing Management Option (METM)


In the program Mechanical Engineering Technology - Manufacturing Management Option, students learn the technologies and skills needed to manage a high-tech production facility. The curriculum includes hands-on manufacturing processes, state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Drafting and Computer-Aided Machining (CAD/CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), and materials and quality control analysis using statistical process control (SPC).

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared for immediate employment in a production facility, or for easy transition into to related bachelor’s degree studies.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Develop quality control programs
  • Manage production and manufacturing operations
  • Program CNC machines
  • Use CAD/CAM systems

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • CAD/CAM System Specialist
  • Engineering Technician
  • Project Engineering Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$34,000 to $52,000 annually

Employment Outlook

Local demand is strong for engineering technicians who specialize in manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Labor indicates that overall employment of manufacturing management technicians is expected to increase 5 percent through 2022. Emphasis on controlling costs by increasing efficiency will keep up demand for skille technicians in most industries, including non-profit organizations.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Advanced Handling Systems
  • General Electric
  • Mazak Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Xomox Corporation

Co-op Salary Projections

$11/hr to $17.50/hr


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Mechanical Engineering Technology— Manufacturing Management Option (METM)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
MET 100Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology ( B) 122
MET 111Manufacturing Processes 1 ( B) 233
MET 131MET Computer Aided Drafting 1 ( B) 233
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
Semester 2  
MET 112Manufacturing Processes 2 ( T) 233
MET 132MET Computer Aided Drafting 2 ( T) 233
MET 140Engineering Materials ( T) 223
MET 150Statics and Strength of Materials for MET ( T) 233
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
Semester 3  
MET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Mechanical Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
MET 113Manufacturing Processes 3 ( T) 233
MET 240Hydraulics and Pneumatics ( T) 233
MET 285Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone Project 1 ( T) 233
EET 101Electronic Fundamentals 1 ( T) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 5  
MET 230Quality Control and Six Sigma ( T) 324
MET 290Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone Project 2 ( T) 233
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( G) 334
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
MET 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Mechanical Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  4712365


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Electives8
Take one of the following series:
MAT 125
& MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
and Functions and Calculus
MAT 251
& MAT 252
Calculus 1
and Calculus 2
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any course from CULT, ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, PHI, POL, PSY, SOC

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Michael (Mike) DeVore, PhD, PE
(513) 569-1746
Co-op Coordinator
Sue Dolan, MEd
(513) 569-1774
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