Rock Valley College

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Degree

Program overview

Today’s manufacturing is impacted by global competition forcing the need to accelerate product design and development. Graduates of this program are prepared for interdisciplinary careers in high-tech manufacturing and industrial technology. The areas of emphasis are modern design methods, production, and continuous improvement techniques.

Professional Certifications

During completion of course requirements, students will be given an opportunity to test and become certified in the following:

  • NIMS CNC Level 1 Certified
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional Exam (CSWP)

Work and employment

In addition to the areas of product design, 3-D CAD modeling, process planning, production scheduling, quality technician, and CNC programming and operation, a graduate of this degree may assume responsibilities in automated production, technical sales, and problem solving in many other areas of today’s dynamic world of manufacturing.

Important Information

Graduates of this program are qualified and encouraged to pursue the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) certification.

Transfer Opportunities

Graduates may transfer with articulated credit to universities such as Bradley University, Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Southern Illinois University and University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Students are advised to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to ensure course transfer credit availability.  Students should also consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. 


Manufacturing Engineering Technology Core Course Requirements (44 credits)

Number Title Credits
  EET-141 DC/AC Circuits and Electronics I (4)
  EET-254 Robotics and Automated Systems (3)
  MET-100 Introductory CAD and Print Reading (3)
  MET-105 Materials and Processes (3)
  MET-106 Metrology (3)
  MET-110 Manufacturing Processes I (3)
  MET-111 CNC Machine Setup/Operations/Programmin (3)
  MET-133 Graphics/SolidWorks CAD I (3)
  MET-146 Hydraulics, Pneumatics and PLCs (3)
  MET-162 Applied Physics (4)
  MET-217 Applied Statics (3)
  MET-218 Strength of Materials (3)
  MET-243 Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing (3)
  MET-249 MET Capstone Project (3)

Electives: Select 6 credits from the following:

Number Title Credits
  MET-102 Meth of Statistical Process Cntrl (SPC) (3)
  MET-220 Mechanisms (3)
  MET-221 Machine Design (3)
  MET-226 CNC/CAM Operations I (3)
  MET-233 Graphics/SolidWorks CAD II (3)
  MET-237 Design of Experiments (4)
  MET-240 CNC/CAM Operations II (3)
  MET-247 Manufacture Methods, Process Plan & Syst (3)
  WLD-100 Introduction to Welding (3)

General Education Course Requirements: (15 credits)

Number Title Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  ENG-103 Composition II, or
  ENG-110 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
  MTH-100 Technical Mathematics, or
  MTH-125 Plane Trigonometry, or
  MTH-132 College Algebra & Trigonometry (3-5)
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)

Plus MTH or CHM Elective (3)