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.