Manufacturing Technology

Engineering Technician

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This Career Studies Certificate is designed as an entry-level training program aligned to recognized, highly transferrable industry credentials. This two-semester program will be aligned to coursework in the Electronics and Computer Technology (A.A.S.) Program.  Students will engage in coursework in the fields of electricity, electronics, industrial maintenance, mathematics, and mechanics in order to gather the skills necessary for attainment of the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (Manufacturing Skills Institute) and Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant (Siemens).

Program graduates will gain access to manufacturing in Central Virginia as it exists across a variety of related fields: alcohol and beverage production and distribution, biomedical and biomechanical production, and traditional manufacturing.

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Program Requirements

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Required Courses: 

IND103 - Industrial Methods - 1 Credit Hours
SDV 101 Orientation - 1 Credit Hours
SAF 130 Industrial Safety - OSHA 10
MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I  - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 113 DC & AC Fundamentals I
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers
MEC 155 Mechanisms
MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics - Hydraulics/Pneumatics - 3 Credit Hours
IND 250 Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing  - 3 Credit Hours
IND 251 Automated Manufacturing Systems I - 3 Credit Hours
IND 113 Materials and Process in Manufacturing I - 3 Credit Hours

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The Central Virginia Advanced Manufacturing Initiative is building an advanced manufacturing education and training program following industry-endorsed solutions. This initiative addresses critical industry-defined technical education and training needs, and the grant will substantially enhance the curricula and create pathways for advanced manufacturing technicians. The program will prepare an estimated 300 technicians in the next 10 years (at least 60 during the three-year grant period) for careers in advanced manufacturing troubleshooting, maintenance, and installation. Learn more at

Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Engineering Technician
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
Mechatronics/Manufacturing System Assistant