Industrial Engineering Technician

The Industrial Engineering Technician program is designed to train persons to serve as technicians in the fields of industrial engineering and manufacturing production. Challenging assignments in any industry are open to qualified male or female industrial engineering technicians.

This program is designed with the working student in mind, and is offered on a part-time basis in the evenings. Most students are able to attain their Associate Degree in three to five years. Several of the core courses are available in a self-paced format.

Industrial Engineering Technicians work on problems involving the efficient use of personnel, materials, and machines in the production of goods and services. They are employed in a variety of businesses and industries, including the manufacture of goods and equipment of all kinds, food processing, health care facilities, and many others.

Industrial Engineering Technicians use principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve problems in quality control, research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, and customer service. Many Industrial Engineering Technicians directly assist engineers and scientists, while others work more independently in production and inspection-related jobs. Their jobs are more practically oriented than those of scientists and engineers, and typically involve dealing with both the human and technical aspects of the workplace.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Use CAD software
  • Support product design
  • Participate in process design
  • Perform quality functions
  • Utilize supporting software application programs
  • Plan facilities
  • Support shop-floor activities

Career Outlook

Well-qualified IE Technicians should experience good employment opportunities through the coming years. Employment is expected to increase due to the expected continued growth in the output of technical products.