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									                                                                      ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
                                                                  Manufacturing
                                                                    Engineering
                                                                    Careers
                                                                     Technology
                                                                                Job Outlook
                                                                                Overall employment of engineering technicians




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                                                                                is expected to grow seven percent between 2006
            anufacturing engineer-      studies and analyze production          and 2016, about as fast as the average for all
                                                                                occupations. Competitive pressures will force
            ing technicians use the     costs. They may work with com-          companies to improve and update manufactur-
            principles and theories     puter numerically controlled            ing facilities and product designs, resulting in
                                                                                more jobs for engineering technicians. Growth
of science, engineering and math-       systems in industries like plastics     of engineering technician employment in
                                                                                some design functions may be dampened by
ematics to solve technical problems     and metalworking.                       increasing globalization of the development
in research and development,                                                    process. However, much of the work of engi-
                                        Manufacturing engineering tech-         neering technicians requires on-site presence,
manufacturing, sales, construc-                                                 so demand for engineering technicians within
                                        nicians help engineers design,
tion, inspection and maintenance.                                               the U.S. should continue to grow-particularly
                                        develop, test and manufacture           in the environmental, civil, and industrial
Their work is more practically                                                  specialties. Because engineering technicians
                                        industrial machinery, mechani-          work closely with engineers, employment of
oriented than that of scientists
                                        cal parts and other equipment.          engineering technicians is often influenced by
and engineers. Many engineering                                                 the same local and national economic condi-
                                        They make sketches and rough            tions that affect engineers. As a result, the
technicians assist engineers and sci-                                           employment outlook varies with industry and
                                        layouts, record data, make compu-
entists, especially in research and                                             specialization.
                                        tations, analyze results and write
development. Others work in qual-
                                        reports. When planning produc-          Earnings
ity control – inspecting products                                               Median annual earnings in May 2006 of engi-
                                        tion, mechanical engineering
and processes, conducting tests or                                              neering technicians by specialty are shown in
                                        technicians prepare layouts and         the following tabulation. Aerospace engineering
collecting data. In manufacturing,                                              and operations technicians $53,300. Electrical
                                        drawings of the assembly process        and electronic engineering technicians 50,660.
they may assist in product design                                               Industrial engineering technicians 46,810.
                                        and of parts to be manufactured.
and development, process design                                                 Mechanical engineering technicians 45,850.
                                        They estimate labor costs, equip-       Electro-mechanical technicians 44,720. Civil
or production.                                                                  engineering technicians 40,560. Environmental
                                        ment life and plant space. Some
                                                                                engineering technicians 40,560.
Manufacturing engineering tech-         test and inspect machines and
nicians study the efficient use of      equipment in manufacturing              Related Careers
                                                                                •	 Automation engineering technology
personnel, materials and machines       departments or work with engi-
                                                                                •	 Electronic engineering technology
in factories, stores, repair shops      neers to eliminate production           •	 Welding technology
and offices. They prepare layouts       problems.
of machinery and equipment, plan
the flow of work, make statistical




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Manufacturing Engineering                                                                                        About Lorain County
                                                                                                                 Community College
Technology Careers                                                                                               Lorain County Community College is one of Ohio’s
                                                                                                                 leading colleges delivering distance learning education
                                                                                                                 via the Internet. The College has expanded its delivery
Educational Opportunities in                            Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing
                                                                                                                 of its programs and services through the opening of
Manufacturing Engineering                               Engineering Technology – Mechanical Design               the Learning Center at St. Joseph Community Center
                                                        This program provides students with the knowl-
Technology at LCCC                                                                                               in Lorain, the LCCC Wellington Center, Lorain County
                                                        edge and cognitive skills necessary for the com-         Growth Partnership in downtown Elyria and the Midpoint
Certificate of Proficiency in Manufacturing             petent performance as an entry-level mechanical          Campus Center in Brunswick. Partnerships with Lorain
Engineering Technology – Computer Aided                 drafter/designer or computer-aided design opera-         County’s K-12 school districts have also led to important
Design Operator                                         tor. This program may be completed in two years,         developments for the community. More than 1300
This program provides students with the knowl-          if taken on a full-time basis. Many students choose      high school students participate in the Post Secondary
edge and cognitive skills necessary for the compe-                                                               Enrollment Options program by enrolling in LCCC classes,
                                                        to study on a part-time basis. Students in the
tent performance as an entry-level CAD operator.                                                                 making LCCC the state’s largest community college
                                                        associate of applied science in manufacturing engi-      provider of PSEO. More than 35 percent of Lorain County’s
This program may be completed in one year, if           neering technology – mechanical design program           top high school graduates choose to attend LCCC.
taken on a full-time basis. Many students choose        complete courses in computer-aided design, math,
to study on a part-time basis. Students in the cer-                                                              LCCC is one of Ohio’s fastest growing colleges because of
                                                        technology, computer-aided machining, engineer-
tificate of proficiency in manufacturing engineer-                                                               the variety of learning opportunities it provides. Students
                                                        ing mechanics, English, physics, electronics and         can choose from more than 80 educational programs.
ing technology – computer aided design operator         quality assurance.                                       Students can complete the first half — and sometimes
program complete courses in computer-aided                                                                       more — of a bachelor’s degree. The University Partnership
design, math, technology, computer-aided machin-        Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing            brings eight universities to the LCCC campus offering
ing, English and quality assurance.                     Engineering Technology – Quality Assurance               37 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. With the
                                                        This program provides students with the knowl-           University Partnership at LCCC, the College partners with
Certificate of Proficiency in Manufacturing             edge and cognitive skills necessary for the comput-      the state’s finest universities to bring the best in bachelor’s
Engineering Technology – Computer Aided                                                                          and master’s degree programs right to the LCCC campus.
                                                        er proficiencies as an entry-level quality technician.
Machining Operator                                                                                               Students can earn degrees that get them jobs immediately.
                                                        This program may be completed in two years, if           Students can upgrade, retrain and improve current life
This program provides students with the knowl-          taken on a full-time basis. Many students choose         skills. Students can learn in the classroom, at home and
edge, skills and competencies in programming,           to study on a part-time basis. Students in the           over the Internet.
set-up and operating CNC machines in a manu-            associate of applied science in manufacturing engi-
facturing setting. This program may be completed                                                                 LCCC offers a complete college experience. We understand
                                                        neering technology – quality assurance program           that there’s more to college life than attending classes. We
in one year, if taken on a full-time basis. Many        complete courses in computer-aided design, math,         offer many of the programs, sports, and activities available
students choose to study on a part-time basis.          quality assurance, technology, English, physics,         at large four-year universities and colleges. But, students
Students in the certificate of proficiency in manu-     computer-aided machining and electronics.                will not have to stand in line behind juniors and seniors
facturing engineering technology – computer                                                                      in the classroom, on the playing field, or in leadership
aided machining operator program complete                                                                        positions. Students can immediately act in a play, sing in a
                                                        Other Educational
courses in computer-aided design, math, technol-                                                                 musical group, serve as editor for the college newspaper,
ogy, computer-aided machining, English and qual-
                                                        Opportunities in Engineering                             plan social activities, compete on the playing field, or set
ity assurance.                                          Technology at LCCC                                       policy as a student government member.

                                                         	 •	Certificate	of	proficiency	in	electronic	           In addition to providing a great education for those who
Certificate of Proficiency in Manufacturing                  engineering technology – computer                   enter college with aspirations of a degree, LCCC helps
Engineering Technology – Quality Control                     maintenance and networking                          those who have changed their career goals, who want to
This program provides students with the knowl-                                                                   broaden their horizons, and who want to return to work.
                                                         	 •	Associate	of	applied	science	in	automation	
                                                                                                                 LCCC provides learning and training for those who want
edge and cognitive skills required to work as qual-          engineering technology – maintenance/repair         to move up but find they need new or improved skills for
ity-control inspectors. Graduates may assist quality     	 •	Associate	of	applied	science	in	automation	         the kind of professional opportunities they seek.
engineers in basic engineering and statistical pro-          engineering technology – systems specialist
cess control charting. This program may be com-                                                                  LCCC faculty is recognized locally and nationally for
                                                         	 •	Associate	of	applied	science	in	electronic	         their work as professors and in other areas. They all
pleted in one year, if taken on a full-time basis.           engineering technology – applied electronics        have advanced degrees and real-world experience and
Many students choose to study on a part-time                                                                     understand their primary responsibility at LCCC is to teach
                                                         	 •	Associate	of	applied	science	in	electronic	
basis. Students in the certificate of proficiency in         engineering technology – computer                   classes. Classes are small. Individual attention is plentiful.
manufacturing engineering technology – quality               maintenance and networking                          An LCCC education, prepares students for real jobs and
control program complete courses in compute-
                                                         	 •	Associate	of	applied	science	in	welding	            real futures. To find out more, call (800) 995-LCCC or
aided design, math, quality assurance, technology                                                                visit LCCC’s Connections Center, the Learning Center
                                                             technology
and English.                                                                                                     at St. Joseph Community Center in Lorain, the LCCC
                                                                                                                 Learning Center in Wellington, the Lorain County Growth
                                                        Educational Opportunities
Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing                                                                    Partnership in downtown Elyria or the Midpoint Campus
Engineering Technology – Computer Aided                 through LCCC’s University                                Center in Brunswick for all of your enrollment service needs,
Machining                                               Partnership                                              including admissions, registration, advising and counseling.
This program prepares students with the knowl-
                                                        University of Akron
edge, skills and hands-on experience needed to
program, set up and operate computer numeri-            Bachelor of Science in Automated
cally controlled (CNC) machines, specifically the       Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Machining and Turning Center. This program              Many manufacturing companies in Ohio and
may be completed in two years, if taken on a full-      nationwide are providing career opportunities
time basis. Many students choose to study on a          for highly trained professionals in the field of
part-time basis. Students in the associate of applied   production supervision and management, quality
science in manufacturing engineering technology         assurance, production control, manufacturing,
– computer aided machining program complete             and plant engineering — all positions filled by
courses in computer-aided design, English, math,        graduates of The University of Akron’s bachelor of
technology, computer-aided machining, quality           science in automated manufacturing engineering
assurance, physics and electronics.                     technology program. Companies want and need
                                                        technically qualified people to help them compete                         1005 N Abbe Road
                                                        at the highest possible levels of quality and pro-                        Elyria, OH 44035
                                                        ductivity in today’s extremely competitive world                          www.lorainccc.edu
                                                        marketplace.
                                                                                                                 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,   ETL-03-1020
                                                                                                                 Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2007-08 Edition, on the          12/08
                                                                                                                 Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco.                             1M

								
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