Industrial Technology - Manufacturing
Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Major
The challenges are numerous in the field of manufacturing as business and industry must remain competitive in a global economy. The manufacturing major integrates production and manufacturing techniques, management strategies, the concept of continuous improvement and employee involvement to enable the graduate to make valuable contributions as part of a company's manufacturing team.
To facilitate the student's learning experiences, BGSU Firelands has a dedicated manufacturing lab that includes traditional manufacturing equipment; industrial CNC lathe and mill; hydraulic, pneumatic and programmable controller training equipment, a robot and plastics processing equipment. The metrology and materials testing lab includes equipment to make precision measurements and conduct engineering experiments. A computer lab provides access to the latest CAD software.
The associate degree major in manufacturing technology prepares graduates for employment in manufacturing and engineering technology.
Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering and mathematics to solve problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales and customer service. Technicians working in engineering labs follow the general directions of engineers. They may prepare and conduct experiments, and calculate or record the results. Some make prototype versions of newly designed equipment.
Graduates of this program are also qualified for positions in manufacturing production jobs such as operating and programming computer-numerical controlled (CNC) lathes and mills. With experience, graduates may hold positions as supervisors.
Students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in applied quality science, mechanical design technology or technology education are well prepared to transfer to Bowling Green's main campus for a bachelor's degree program or another college or university.
Students pursuing the associate of applied science degree must complete a minimum of 62 hours. Specific requirements for the degree include:
Varieties of Writing
General Education Core
Pre-Calculus or College Algebra and Trigonometry
College Physics I
Management Information Systems or Introduction to Programming
Metallic Materials & Processes
Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
Programming & Machining or
Plastics–Materials and Processes
Drafting and Design
Design and Engineering Graphics
Computer-Aided Design (2-D AutoCAD)
Introduction to Lean Processes/Systems
Occupational Safety & Hygiene
Three electives allow for focused study in manufacturing processes or systems, automation control or industrial management.
For Further Information
Mr. Peter Henning, Acting Program Director
One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0678
Debralee Divers, Director
Enrollment Management & Student Retention Services
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0629
Cheryl L. Chafee, Asst. Director
Admissions and Financial Aid
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0683
Your University Opportunity
BGSU Firelands, located in Huron, Ohio, is a regional campus and one of the seven undergraduate colleges of Bowling Green State University. We offer many of the advantages and resources of a major university, but in a smaller, more personal environment.
Generally, students are able to complete at least two years of coursework toward most of the 200-degree programs at BGSU before transferring to the main campus, or to another college or university.
BGSU Firelands offers students a wireless environment campus wide. Kiosks and public-access computers located in most campus buildings provide easy Internet access. In addition, there are several on-campus computer labs with a variety of computers and software programs.
The library, containing more than 30,000 volumes, is computer-linked to the more than 4 million items available through BGSU's libraries to provide excellent research opportunities.
Academic advisors work individually with students to plan their degree programs and small class sizes allow students to have close, personal contact with their professors. Free tutoring is readily available through the Teaching and Learning Center. Scholarships, grants and loans are available to assist students with tuition.