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Manufacturing Technology


The manufacturing technology program prepares graduates for supervisory or technical positions in manufacturing. Curriculum requirements are broad-based so that graduates can obtain employment in a wide variety of manufacturing areas. Some include quality control, production and inventory control, manufacturing processes, and computer-aided manufacturing. The technician will develop a fundamental knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, quality processes, computer, electrical, mechanical and machine control systems related to manufacturing disciplines.

Degrees & Certificates in Manufacturing Technology

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY — Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Manufacturing Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for supervisory or technical positions in manufacturing. Curriculum requirements are broad-based to enable graduates to obtain employment in a wide variety of manufacturing areas, such as quality control, production and inventory control, manufacturing processes and computer-aided manufacturing. The technician will develop a fundamental knowledge of materials, manufacturing process, quality processes, and computer, electrical, mechanical and machine control systems related to manufacturing disciplines.

 Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)
  • MACH 1201 Machine Technology I (4)
  • MATH 1201 Technical Math 1 (3)
  • MFG 1207 Safety (3)
  • MFG 1210 Quality Practices & Measurement (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric & Composition I 1 (3)
  • IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs (3)
  • MACH 1202 Machine Technology II (4)
  • MFG 1208 Manufacturing Processes & Production (3)
  • MFG 1209 Maintenance Awareness (3)

Third Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)
  • IST 2231 Advanced PLCs (3)
  • MFG 1230 Blueprint Reading (3)
  • WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • FLPR 1262 Fluid Power Fundamentals (5)
  • PSYC 2106 Human Relations (3)
  • INEL 1250 Electric Motors & Control Circuits (6)

Technical Electives

  • IST 1230 Intro to Robotics (3)
  • MACH 1203 Machine Technology III (3)
  • MACH 1205 Special Problems in Machining (3)
  • MFG 1200 Manufacturing Employment Skills (3)
  • WELD 1272 Structural Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)
  • WELD 1282 GMAW / GTAW Welding (4)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

The Manufacturing Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for supervisory or technical positions in manufacturing. Curriculum requirements are broad-based to enable graduates to obtain employment in a wide variety of manufacturing areas, such as quality control, production and inventory control, manufacturing processes and computer-aided manufacturing. The technician will develop a fundamental knowledge of materials, manufacturing process, quality processes, and computer, electrical, mechanical and machine control systems related to manufacturing disciplines.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 32 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • MACH 1201 Machine Technology I (4)
  • MFG 1207 Safety (3)
  • MFG 1210 Quality Practices & Measurement (3)
  • MFG 1230 Blueprint Reading (3)
  • WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • BUSI 1200 Job Strategy (1)
  • BUSI 1202 Employability Skills (1)
  • IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs (4)
  • MACH 1202 Machine Technology II (3)
  • MFG 1208 Manufacturing Processes & Production (3)
  • MFG 1209 Maintenance Awareness (3)

CERTIFIED PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) industry-recognized credentialing system leading to a certified production technician covers the four critical production functions common to all sectors of manufacturing. This program provides the foundational knowledge and skillsets applicable for entry- to mid-level production technician jobs in the manufacturing industry. It is designed for individuals wanting to enter the manufacturing field as production line workers as well as experienced employees wishing to seek MSSC certification. Students must receive a "C" or better in all courses.

Gainful Employment Information

 Total = 16 Hours

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • MFG 1207 Safety (3)
  • MFG 1210 Quality Practices & Measurement (3)
  • MFG 1208 Manufacturing Processes & Production (3)
  • MFG 1209 Maintenance Awareness (3)
  • Technical Elective(s) (4)

Program Outcomes

Manufacturing Technology

  1. Demonstrate the ability to complete tasks in the manufacturing of plastics, fiberglass, rubber and steel products.
  2. Complete the four critical production functions common to all sectors of manufacturing with MSSC credentialing.
  3. Develop a fundamental knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, and quality processes in the manufacturing field.
  4. Develop a fundamental knowledge of computers, electrical, mechanical and machine control systems in the manufacturing field.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate safety measures to identify occupational hazards.
  6. Perform the mathematical functions of addition, subtraction, fractions, decimal and angular measurements.

Headlines


  • RLC earns national recognition for its trade programs

    INA, Ill. (Oct. 5, 2020) — Rend Lake College’s trade programs rate among the best in the nation, according to a recent ranking from education website Learn.org. Learn.org recently published its list of the 50 Best Trade Schools Programs for the 2020-21 school year and RLC landed in the No. 18 spot. The website’s editorial team considered hundreds of universities across the country and selected...
  • Bennett Metal Products donates to RLC Machining program

    INA, Ill. (Feb. 26, 2020) — Rend Lake College machining students will have new equipment to work with thanks to a generous donation from an area business. Bennett Metal Products, Inc., located in Mt. Vernon, recently contributed an Okuma CNC LB15 Lathe along with a monetary donation to purchase toolboxes for RLC’s Machining program. (From left) Rend Lake College President Terry Wilkerson, Dean...
  • Apprenticeship programs showcased at RLC

    INA, Ill. (Feb. 26, 2020) — Students and businesses from around the region got a firsthand look at how apprenticeships benefit the local workforce Wednesday at Rend Lake College. RLC hosted Apprenticeship Works! — a program that showcased how local businesses have worked with the college to give students on-the-job training that will benefit them during their future careers. Current students...
  • Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships available for machining students

    INA, Ill. (Feb. 10, 2020) — The Rend Lake College Machining Program is taking applications for the Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships. The amount of the scholarships will vary based upon the number of applications, with the minimum award being $1,000 for the FY21 Academic Year (Aug. 2020-May 2021). This application process will be open to students enrolling to complete the Basic Machining...

Faculty & Staff


Dean of Applied Science & Technology
Phone Extension: 1292
Building: Advanced Technology Division
Office: 138
M.S. & B.S., Southern Illinois University
Administrative Assistant | Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone Extension: 1261
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 139
A.A. & A.S., Rend Lake College | A.S., John A. Logan College

Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1261
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Applied Science
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Applied Science



 

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