Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The field of manufacturing is changing. Gone are the days of turning knobs and pulling levers. Now manufacturing processes are largely automated, with Manufacturing Engineering Technologists designing needed parts.

For more information regarding credentialing and accreditation please see the Accreditation page.

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

For more information see the Credit for Prior Learning page.

Available Degrees and Certificates with Curriculum Maps

Associate of Applied Science

One Year Certificate

Less-Than-One-Year Certificate


Why learn manufacturing engineering technology?

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at KCC will teach you the fundamentals of computer based 2D and 3D design. You will learn to apply mathematical concepts to basic engineering principles. If you choose not to continue on to a bachelor's degree, you are still employable in the field. If you do choose to continue on, KCC is in talks with OIT for an articulation agreement, so that your credits may transfer seamlessly.

What software will you use in the program?

Students who complete the program will learn to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, such as autoCAD. They will also learn to use 3D rendering software such as SolidWorks. Designs made in this software may be printed on a 3D printer housed in KCC's new Work Skills Technology Center.

Who employs program graduates?

Manufacturing Engineering Technology is a growing field. There are quite a few employment opportunities for graduates of the program. There are many companies in Klamath Falls that would employ graduates. These companies include Jeld Wen, ESI, and Fremont Millworks. Many companies along the west coast are seeking to employ graduates in this field.

Careers in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Median Annual Salary

  • United States:
  • Oregon State:
  • Klamath  Region:

2021-2030 Employment Projection

30% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:

Associate Degree

Prospective Jobs

Manufacturing Engineer Automation Developer Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
Project Engineer Drafter Material Technologist

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data provided for a manufacturing technologist position. For a different employment forecast, visit the State of Oregon Employment Department.

Contact MET

Stanley Pence
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program Lead