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Industrial and Systems Engineering Technology

Industrial and Sytems Engineering Technology concentrates on the latest methods for making businesses more productive and profitable.  As American businesses strive to be more competitive in today's global marketplace, it needs professionals who can make their companies work more efficiently and reduce costs.

Why major in Industrial and Systems Engineering Technology?

Each of our programs provides you with a variety of focuses in manufacturing and operations technologies. Many graduates within this field of study go on to work in manufacturing settings and in service organizations, such as hospitals, banks, communications companies, consulting firms, and even the federal government.

Those graduates who choose the manufacturing options often work in those same industries much more closely to the machinery used in production operations. Our department takes great pride in arming graduates with the education and experience needed to pursue rewarding, growth-oriented careers.

This area of study might be for you if:
  • You enjoy hands-on activities, as well as working with people and technology.
  • You often explore how things work and are interested in improving processes.
  • You are interested in manufacturing processes and the technical skills and machinery used today.
  • You would like to work in or advance in technological manufacturing and industrial environments.

What are the objectives of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Technology Degree option?

ISET graduates work in manufacturing settings and in service organizations such as hospitals, banks, communications companies, consulting firms and the federal government.  The ISET program allows graduates to optimize processes, improve productivity and reduce costs for an employer.  Skills taught that equip students to accomplish this include ergonomic, cost and engineering economic analysis, computer simulation of manufacturing and service processes, design of product and service production processes, factory and office floor layout, work measurement, statistical process control, six sigma methods, lean manufacturing and service operations, value analysis and supply chain and logistics operations.  Students take part in lecture-lab structured courses, online course offerings, and hands-on demonstrations of course principles.  Each student also completes an intern-type capstone project course at a local organization.  These teaching methods assure that students gain practical knowledge as well as the engineering technology fundamentals.  Those who wish to further their studies may transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

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Associate of Applied Science
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The Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) program prepares individuals for leadership roles in the operations of business, industry, and service organizations with a special emphasis on IET skills. Students learn analysis, continuous improvement, quality assurance, and problem solving techniques that can be applied toward financial, health care, manufacturing, and service/retail fields. Students take part in lecture-lab structured courses and hands-on demonstrations of course principles, assuring that they will gain practical knowledge as well as the fundamentals. Those who wish to further their studies may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu. View Full Program Details
Associate of Technical Studies
This program prepares students for a career in Manufacturing by developing an understanding of manufacturing processes and how to implement and improve these processes in the areas of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology, Automation, and Computer Aided Manufacturing. The degree includes traditional classroom instruction and "hands-on" laboratory experience. The first year of study contains an embedded 31 credit hour certificate, Basic Manufacturing. The student may also achieve the Industry Recognized MSSC Certified Production Technician Certificate in the first year. The second year of study will culminate in an ATS degree in one of five certificate pathways. These pathways include General Manufacturing, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Automation Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Industrial Engineering Technology. View Full Program Details
One-year Technical Certificate
This certificate in Basic Manufacturing prepares the student for entry level positions in any of the following five: General Manufacturing, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Automation Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Industrial Engineering Technology. Completion of this certificate prepares the student to earn the Industry Recognized MSSC - Certified Production Technician Certificate. View Full Program Details

This certificate prepares students to apply basic quality tools to the testing and inspection of mechanical systems and to take the Certified Quality Technician exam from the American Society for Quality.

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Short-term Technical Certificate
This certificate provides the student with the basics of drafting and blueprint reading while developing AutoCAD techniques, and learning software applications that will be used throughout a career in quality. Covering various measurement techniques involving shop measuring instruments; correct use and care. Students learn the application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles along with the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) which also gives the student an Industry Recognized credential from Hexagon Intelligence for PC-DMIS for CMM 111 software. Basic Quality will prepare the student and give them the skills to improve customer relations, measure products, and processes, analyze current process control and capability and define and audit the quality management system. This certificate meets the needs of a student looking to enter many areas where the needs of basic quality knowledge are required to obtain an entry-level position. View Full Program Details
Certified Production Technician Go to Program Details Display Program Description
This certificate covers a wide array of skills and knowledge required in manufacturing such as safety, processes and production, measurement and quality practices, and maintenance awareness. Each of the four areas allows the student to earn a certificate for that area which leads to the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician certificate. This certificate is an Industry Recognized Certificate and is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Upon completion students will be eligible for entry-level manufacturing positions where they can demonstrate these skills and knowledge in a manufacturing setting. View Full Program Details
Continuous Process Improvement Go to Program Details Display Program Description
This short-term certificate promotes technical communication skills and teamwork, project management skills, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement skills, application of quality principles, statistics and probability theories, and problem-solving skills as they relate to process improvement. This program reflects the underlying skills necessary for the successful application of six sigma methodologies and provides practice in measuring and improving processes that suffer from quality, throughput, and waste problems. The courses in this short-term certificate apply directly to the Industrial & Systems Engineering Technology (OPTIO.S.AAS) degree. View Full Program Details

This short-term certificate provides a manufacturing specific background in organizations, industrial supervision, improvement techniques, quality, teamwork and cost analysis.

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This short-term certificate provides both theory and practice in measuring parts and processes, analyzing the result and determining the forms of error that contribute to the uncertainty of the measurements. A good measurement system is an underlying requirement for improving quality, throughput and waste problems. This certificate focuses on calibration and dimensional measurements, including coordinate measurements. Pressure, temperature and mass are also covered. The courses in this short-term certificate apply directly to the Industrial Engineering Technology (OPTIO.S.AAS) degree.

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