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JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2016-2026
The manufacturing sector is an opportunity for careers with high skills and a large number of jobs. According to the industry report, “Boiling Point? The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing” by the Manufacturing Institute, 82% of American manufacturers reported a shortage of highly-skilled workers, equating to approximately 600,000 high-skill manufacturing positions that are currently going unfilled.
The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for a career applying technical knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to manufacturing competitiveness through process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability. Graduates are prepared to employ strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams and to develop and continuously improve in a career in manufacturing or a related field.
The program’s format is designed to be accessible and flexible for both full-time students and working professionals. The program uses distance learning lectures and bundled lab sessions and the degree requirements allow for transfer of course credits from other programs and institutions.
Program Accreditation (review in process): Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
A student with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology will be able to:
Bachelor’s degree students are subject to Vermont Tech’s minimum degree requirements. The minimum degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology are:
The program is under review for accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
The accreditation review will be completed during the 2017-2018 academic year and will be retroactive to the 2017 graduating class.
Job openings in Manufacturing sector, (September 2018, source: BLS)
Avg. Annual Salary, based on avg. hourly earnings and avg. weekly hours (Manufacturing Sector, Sept. 2018, Source: BLS)
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