With cutting-edge machinery and an ISO 9000 quality control lab, students in the Manufacturing Technologies program at OSU Institute of Technology experience the complete manufacturing cycle of design, prototype, production and finally verification through problem solving and process improvement skills.

The manufacturing industry has exploded into a highly automated technical field. The workforce need for technicians that can perform in this challenging field is at an all-time high.

– Ken Milliman, Retired Manufacturing Technician with 30 years experience

Those who graduate with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Technologies can start a career as a CNC machine operator, fixture designer, machine tool tester, plastics fabricator, operations manager and manufacturing engineer.

The demand for manufacturing positions is high. Currently there are 20,000 job openings across the country and according to the Department of Labor, a shortage of skilled manufacturing jobs will reach 10 million in the year 2020.