Systems/Industrial Engineering Technology
Industrial engineering technicians specialize in helping to determine the most efficient way to use people, machines, materials and energy in business and industry. That role is becoming more important as factories become more automated and manufacturing becomes more time conscious and quality oriented.
In the associate degree program in systems/industrial engineering technology, you will learn to analyze, measure and coordinate work in a variety of industries.
You'll get hands-on experience with automatic equipment found in machine tool operations. You will have access to a mechanical laboratory for testing and analysis, and you will learn to use computers to aid in the production of engineering drawings.
An individualized option for this degree is also available, providing the opportunity to tailor the degree to your career needs.
An associate degree is granted after the successful completion of 70-semester-hours of coursework and prepares you for employment in your field by allowing you to concentrate the majority of your studies in technical and related coursework.
Student chapters of professional engineering societies are available at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.
Among the positions you will be qualified for upon graduation are:
- Methods technician
- Time study technician
- Technical positions in production, inventory, quality control, wage and job evaluation, material handling or plant layout and service/sales
With experience, you could qualify as a:
- Managerial position in production and wage administration
- Senior engineering technician