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Manufacturing Engineering Technology Design

What is METD?

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Design program is tailored to prepare students for a successful career in product design.   Students in this curriculum will be trained on two CAD software systems where they will learn parametric solid modeling, assembly structures, drawing standards and design concepts.

What skills are required?

Strong math, communication and problem solving skills are needed.  Detailers and designers must have the ability to visualize 2 dimensional objects in 3D.  In addition, designers who obtain experience in manufacturing processes understand cost effective designs and become valuable employees.

Where are they employed?

As a graduate of the METD program you can choose employment opportunities from a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, agricultural and furniture.  Graduates in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program also qualify for machining, programming and manufacturing jobs.  

Average Salary

The median hourly wage is $22.32 and the median yearly salary is $46,430 in 2010 according to O*NET.


MET Machining at Lansing Community College

Applied Manufacturing Technologies
West Campus Room 103
Phone: (517) 483-5338
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