Manufacturing Technology

This specialization offers students an opportunity to work in the field of metals, woods, and plastics.  Emphasis is placed on designing products along with the manufacturing processes necessary for production.  Students learn skills to be proficient as managers or supervisors.  Activities include: woods, metals, plastics processes, robotics, fluid systems, manufacturing design, and computer-aided manufacturing.

For more description of these courses, visit the FHSU University Catalog.

PDF Version of Manufacturing Technology curriculum requirements

General Education Program

Total Hours: 55

Core Requirements

  • TECS 110 Communication Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 120 Power, Energy, and Transportation (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 130 Production System (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 200 Engineering Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 318 Introduction to CAD (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 480 Industrial Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health, & Liability (2 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 495 Training & Instructional Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 499 Industrial Internship (12 Credit Hours)

Total Hours: 35

Manufacturing Technology

  • TECS 119 Introduction to Welding (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 180 Materials & Processes (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 240 Plastic Processes (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 260 Metal Processes (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 280 Wood Processes (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 375 Flexible Manufacturing - Robotics (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 420 Fluid Systems: Hydraulics & Pneumatics (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 430 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 440 Maintenance & Repair of Equipment (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 483 Manufacturing Design & Production OR
    TECS 331 Machine Tool Operations (3 Credit Hours)

Total Hours: 30

Business Courses

  • MGT 101 Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • ECFI 201 Principles of Economics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 203 Financial Accounting OR
    ECFI 205 Theory & Practice of Personal Finance (3 Credit Hours)

Total Hours: 9

Bachelor of Science in Technology Studies

Total Hours: 129

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