Dynamic Changes in the Advanced Manufacturing and Welding Industries | New England Institute of Technology
To address the needs of employers seeking highly skilled, hands-on technical workers, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is launching Associate in Science degree programs in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Welding Engineering Technology beginning this October. More than ever before, today’s careers in advanced manufacturing and welding require a higher level of training, creativity, knowledge and skill. NEIT graduates will be well positioned as they enter these high demand industries.
The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program will focus on the design of products that use innovative manufacturing technologies. The curriculum includes new ways to manufacture existing products by learning design principles, sketching, and problem solving, as well as materials, manufacturing processes and machines. Students will gain a wide background of knowledge in such areas as electricity and electronics, metrology and the precision measurements of products, manufacturing processes, machining, tool design, and welding. Design is emphasized utilizing the latest in computer-aided design and drafting technology (CADD). Students are also trained on the latest computerized manufacturing equipment used in the industry today.
Advanced Manufacturing Technology graduates will be prepared for employment as manufacturing engineering technologists, industrial engineering technicians, quality control engineering technicians, research and development machinists, or manufacturing production technicians.
The Welding Engineering Technology program emphasizes the development of real-world, hands-on welding skills. Through a comprehensive academic and laboratory environment, students will receive intensive hands-on training in several cutting, brazing and welding processes. Courses in industrial OSHA safety procedures and policy, metallurgy, structural design, blueprint reading, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), and precision measurement are also incorporated into the curriculum. Students will also prepare for future certifications through simulated welder qualification tests.
Graduates of the Welding Engineering Technology program will be prepared for a variety of positions, including welding engineering technician, production welder, industrial engineering technician, quality control engineering technician, CADD designer or technician, welding industry salesperson, and materials testing technician.
"Through our new Associate in Science degree programs in Advanced Manufacturing and Welding Technologies, students will acquire the knowledge and technical skills needed in today’s high demand labor market. By collaborating with several local employers, we are proud to assist in providing a pipeline of highly trained workers for these industries."
- Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at NEIT
Additional information regarding these exciting new programs may be obtained through New England Tech’s Admissions Office at:
by Linda Dionne
NEIT, Media Relations Specialist