Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

About the Program

The AAS degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is designed to develop competent technicians and CNC operators for employment in various manufacturing fields.

AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 2

AREA OF STUDY: Construction Industry & Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence


The Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence focuses on training qualified workers in high-growth, high-demand and high-wages occupations in machining, additive manufacturing, robotics, CNC operations and advanced manufacturing.

Degrees and Certificates

Program Outcomes



Demonstrate knowledge of Safety Rules and Regulations as they apply to a manufacturing environment.


Interpret and Decode Information Found in Blueprints, Specifications, and Applicable Documents Related to Manufacturing Projects.


Exhibit Knowledge in the Proper Selection, Use, and Application, of Manufacturing Equipment and Measuring Instruments


Fabricate parts and components utilizing information provided in blueprints and specifications.

Program Information

General Requirements

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is designed to develop competent technicians for employment in the field of manufacturing engineering and related occupations. It prepares students for real world manufacturing techniques including computer methods, and mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

Houston Community College currently offers one certificate in Manufacturing Engineering Technology that can be completed in two semesters. It prepares students for entry level work in the Manufacturing and related industries. The program also offers an AAS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology for students who wish to further their education. The AAS degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is designed to develop competent technicians and CNC operators for employment in various manufacturing fields. The program has several State-of-the Art laboratories with modern equipment. The computer labs are constantly updated to provide the latest software including AutoCAD, FeatureCAM, SolidWorks, and Automation Studio.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.


Accredited by the The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).‌

NIMS accreditation is the nation's only distinction for excellence in metalworking training as based on NIMS industry-written, industry-approved skills standards. Accredited programs demonstrate the ability to produce skilled, work-ready individuals that fulfill industry's 21st Century workforce needs.

NIMS Accreditation


There are 3,776 Manufacturing Production Technicians employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 5.4% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 148 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $32.64 hourly, $68,000 annually


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Frederick Heard, MPPA

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm