Manufacturing Process Technology

Academic Certificate

Overview

The Manufacturing Process Technology Certificate is a two-semester (37 credit hour) program that addresses the fundamentals of manufacturing processes.

The program covers fundamentals of process technology including mechanical and electrical components, basic chemical processes, plant unit operations, and instrumentation. An elective course is included to broaden the student’s knowledge of electrical and/or chemical technology-related topics. Currently, the demand for manufacturing technicians in the Midlands area is significant and growing. This certificate is designed for the students needing a background in manufacturing technology. This certificate is considered an advanced certificate and is designed to easily go along with the Chemical Technology Certificates and/or the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Graduates from this certificate program are qualified to enter the workforce as a medium-level operator, process technician, or senior manufacturing technician. The course sequence is designed to also prepare the student for more advanced on-the-job training in manufacturing processes.

Some courses within this certificate program require their own individual prerequisites. Students are eligible to enroll in this program only after those prerequisites are met.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(13 Credit Hours)
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
EGR-120 Engineering Computer Applications

Engineering Computer Applications

ID: EGR-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the utilization of applications software to solve engineering technology problems.

3
EGT-106 Print Reading and Sketching

Print Reading and Sketching

ID: EGT-106

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the interpretation of basic engineering drawings and sketching techniques for making multi-view pictorial representations. This course also includes an introduction to engineering technology, and an introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD).

3
Semester 2
(14 Credit Hours)
CHT-224 Current Topics in Industrial Chemistry

Current Topics in Industrial Chemistry

ID: CHT-224

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers topics of current interest to industrial chemists.

4
EGR-175 Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing Processes

ID: EGR-175

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the processes, alternatives, and operations in the manufacturing environment.

3
MET-105 Dc and Ac Electricity

Dc and Ac Electricity

ID: MET-105

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the fundamentals of DC and AC, including resistance, current, voltage, inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. Emphasis is placed on electrical equipment such as DC and AC motors and generators, electrical switch gears, and transformers.

4
MET-216 Mechanics of Fluid Systems

Mechanics of Fluid Systems

ID: MET-216

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of the fundamentals of incompressible fluid statics and flow dynamics based on Bernoulli's principle and the conservation of mass, energy, and momentum. These principles are taught from a fluid systems standpoint.

3
Semester 3
(9 Credit Hours)
MET-227 Instrumentation Principles

Instrumentation Principles

ID: MET-227

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the selection, application and calibration of valves, sensors, transmitters, recorders, and other devices used to measure and control fluid level, pressure, flow, density, temperature, and humidity in an industrial environment.

2
QAT-102 Quality Concepts and Techniques

Quality Concepts and Techniques

ID: QAT-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the basic theory and concepts of quality. The total quality system, basic statistics, variable control charts, and the commitment to quality are emphasized.

3
MET-240 Mechanical Senior Project

Mechanical Senior Project

ID: MET-240

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes investigations and/or advanced study in an area of specialization approved by the instructor.

1
Approved EGR Elective 3
  Total Credit Hours 36
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$6,408.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(7 Credit Hours)
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
EGR-120 Engineering Computer Applications

Engineering Computer Applications

ID: EGR-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the utilization of applications software to solve engineering technology problems.

3
EGT-106 Print Reading and Sketching

Print Reading and Sketching

ID: EGT-106

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the interpretation of basic engineering drawings and sketching techniques for making multi-view pictorial representations. This course also includes an introduction to engineering technology, and an introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD).

3
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
CHT-224 Current Topics in Industrial Chemistry

Current Topics in Industrial Chemistry

ID: CHT-224

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers topics of current interest to industrial chemists.

4
EGR-175 Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing Processes

ID: EGR-175

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the processes, alternatives, and operations in the manufacturing environment.

3
Semester 4
(7 Credit Hours)
MET-105 Dc and Ac Electricity

Dc and Ac Electricity

ID: MET-105

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the fundamentals of DC and AC, including resistance, current, voltage, inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. Emphasis is placed on electrical equipment such as DC and AC motors and generators, electrical switch gears, and transformers.

4
MET-216 Mechanics of Fluid Systems

Mechanics of Fluid Systems

ID: MET-216

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of the fundamentals of incompressible fluid statics and flow dynamics based on Bernoulli's principle and the conservation of mass, energy, and momentum. These principles are taught from a fluid systems standpoint.

3
Semester 5
(5 Credit Hours)
MET-227 Instrumentation Principles

Instrumentation Principles

ID: MET-227

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the selection, application and calibration of valves, sensors, transmitters, recorders, and other devices used to measure and control fluid level, pressure, flow, density, temperature, and humidity in an industrial environment.

2
QAT-102 Quality Concepts and Techniques

Quality Concepts and Techniques

ID: QAT-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the basic theory and concepts of quality. The total quality system, basic statistics, variable control charts, and the commitment to quality are emphasized.

3
Semester 6
(4 Credit Hours)
MET-240 Mechanical Senior Project

Mechanical Senior Project

ID: MET-240

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes investigations and/or advanced study in an area of specialization approved by the instructor.

1
Approved EGR Elective 3
  Total Credit Hours 36
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$6,408.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Processing Technician

Processing Technicians are involved in all stages of the manufacturing process but are mainly responsible for monitoring and improving manufacturing and engineering processes. To do this, Processing Technicians are required to perform regular maintenance and repairs on all equipment, while also ordering and upgrading that equipment when necessary.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9%

Average Annual Salary

69,742
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Product and Packaging Manufacturers
  • Energy Companies
  • Government Agencies

Careers

Quality Control Technician

Quality control technicians are responsible for testing materials and finished products to ensure they conform to all applicable laws and company standards. Quality control technicians test products across the three stages of production (before, in-process, and final) to ensure quality levels are met. Quality control technicians work on a variety of products, including cars, computers, and food.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9%

Average Annual Salary

69,742
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Product and Packaging Manufacturers
  • Energy Companies
  • Government Agencies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Graduates of this certificate can immediately enter the workforce, getting jobs as process technicians or quality control technicians.

Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology at MTC

Graduates of this certificate can take additional coursework in general education areas as well as specialized coursework in the area of mechanical engineering technology to complete an associate degree.