Applied Manufacturing Technology

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Bachelor of Science in Applied Manufacturing Technology

U.S. manufacturing is on the rise, and so are great job opportunities for people with the right skill sets and credentials.  Advance to the next level with NIU’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Manufacturing Technology degree!

The BS in Applied Manufacturing Technology is ideal for the student with an AAS degree from a community college, as well as those who are currently working toward a technology-oriented associates degree.  Classes are taught online by faculty and industry experts, featuring both lectures and a move-at-your-own-pace self-study component.

Click here to view detailed advising sheets for community college A.A.S. degree programs.

What will I study in this program?

Areas of study include Computer Aided Design, or CAD; Manufacturing Technology; Occupational Safety; Electronics Technology; and Management and Supervision.  Course topics include:

  • 2-D and 3-D modeling
  • Advanced solid modeling
  • Basic and advanced fabrication
  • Manufacturing systems & automation
  • Programming logic controllers
  • Risk management and OSHA compliance
  • Disaster preparedness / hazardous operations
  • Industrial quality control
  • Management and Supervision

What can I do with this degree?

Most students in this program receive job offers before they even graduate!  Those who are already working in manufacturing join the elite pool of employees who are promoted into management positions at companies like these:

  • AON
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Caterpillar
  • Ingersoll    
  • Chrysler
  • Underwriters Labs
  • General Motors        
  • Siemens
  • Hewlett-Packard        
  • Conner-Winfield
  • Motorola            
  • Woodward Governor
  • Hamilton Sunstrand       
  • Greenfield Industries


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How can I learn more?

Contact our advisor, Stacey Deegan, at (815) 753-9943, or