Rock Valley College

Manufacturing Technology - NIU & RVC Engineering (Mobile)

Learn at home to advance your career

Have a technical AAS degree? Our fully online Bachelor of Science in Technology with an emphasis in Applied Manufacturing Technology (BS-AMT) is a convenient and affordable way to build on your degree, advance into leadership positions, and increase your earning potential. Economists predict a surge in manufacturing job openings as the industry expands and highly skilled workers retire. Manufacturing jobs pay well, and a BS-AMT from NIU opens the door to management and leadership positions.

Program overview

Our BS-AMT Program builds on your manufacturing knowledge and develops leadership skills for the manufacturing and technology fields. Online courses are taught by world-class NIU faculty who bring real industry challenges into the classroom.

Courses focus on:

  • Supervision, Training and Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Quality Control and Work Simplification
  • Safety, Accident Prevention, and Disaster Preparedness
  • Facilities Design and Management Technology
  • Manufacturing Distribution   

Here's what alumni are saying:

"My NIU technology degree has provided me with the tools to feel confident in the job I had, as well as the knowledge to continue advancing my career."

- Ryan Skinner, '15

"The biggest benefits of this program were that all of the classes were offered online and that the transfer process was seamless. After receiving my degree, I was promoted three levels and received a $25,000 salary increase."

- Chuck Grimm, '13

"Because of my degree I received a promotion six months before my graduation."

- Erick Brinker, '13

"I was often passed over for promotion due to my lack of a four-year degree. Since completing my BS, I have been promoted twice."

- Ben Schmitt, '11

"I returned to school after many years of working in industry. NIU provided the opportunity to advance my education and career without having to sacrifice my job."

- John Kessinger, '11