Manufacturing & Engineering Technology
Students can also take courses in Engineering, Occupational Safety & Health, Quality Management, and Robotics & Automation Technology. Talk to your advisor on how you can use these and other courses here at Schoolcraft College and to transfer to a 4-year degree.
- About MEC
- Intro to Mechatronics
- Intro to Robotics
This is the Manufacturing and Engineering Center, or MEC, located on Merriman Road in Livonia. It is one of Schoolcraft College’s more recent expansions, nearly doubling the space to 48,000 square feet for nine occupational programs. Offering 26 labs and classrooms with state-of-the-art technology such as robotics and 3D printing, the MEC provides education and training in areas vital to industry.
Choose from programs in engineering technology, manufacturing, welding, computer aided design (CAD), biomedical technology and more. Let’s take a look at this new resource to see how education here at Schoolcraft’s MEC can impact your career choices, preparing you for jobs of the future today.
Intro to Mechatronics
Mechatronics is a field that’s ready for new learners and professionals. Companies are looking to hire skilled professionals who understand industry machinery, and are able to troubleshoot connected systems to maintain production in fields as diverse as aerospace, robotics, energy, and automotive. The forecast is bright in mechatronics and you can train in as few as one to two semesters while earning a credential from Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA).
For a career with variety and challenges, learn more about an exciting Mechatronics training opportunity at Schoolcraft College.
Intro to Robotics
Robotics in today’s work force is now becoming the new normal and Schoolcraft College keeps our students up to speed. Gain the skills to start a career in a fast growing field and earn an industry recognized credential from the Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA). SACA credentials sets our students apart, providing them skills and qualifications they need to be a leader in the industry.
For a career with variety and challenges, learn more about an exciting Robotics training opportunity at Schoolcraft College.
Are you interested in…
- Troubleshooting when machines break down?
- Creating or testing components?
- Using your hands and mind in advanced industries?
Schoolcraft manufacturing and technology programs integrate the leading computer technology with state-of-the-art labs and an emphasis on quality and workforce readiness to give students a real-world focus on the ever-changing manufacturing process. Our commitment to this learning is underscored by the new Manufacturing & Engineering Center, which is also utilized by area businesses for upskilling their workforce.
“Schoolcraft has a strong commitment to ensuring its students have the resources necessary to excel. Take advantage of all of the learning resources available. Doing so will ensure success in your studies.”
System Integration Calibrator to Electrical Engineer, General Motors
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Curriculum Defined by Industry Experts
A continuing dialogue with seasoned professionals helps ensure our curriculum delivers the education our students deserve and employers demand.
Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Committee
- Chuck Dardas, Alpha USA, President and CEO
- Wes Graff, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, President
- Ryan Howard, Axsys Inc.
- Howard Kutsch, Trak Machine Tools, Region Manager
- Daniel E. Laible, NYX Incorporated, Chief Financial Officer
- David Lawrence, Alpha Manufacturing CAO
- James Lundberg, Trak Machine Tools, Sales Representative
- Mike Madden, Axsys Inc., Techinical Services Manager
- Scott Peters, Production Tool, General Manager
- Floyd Peterson, Ecco Tool, President
- Scott Sakuta, Delta Gear, President
- Bob Sakuta, Delta Research, President
- Paul Scalici, Lincoln Park Boring, Manager
- Fred Schultz, HAAS Factory Outlet Division of Gerotech, Educational Manager
- Dan West, Livonia Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO
- Rick Yesue, Lincoln Park Boring
- Ricardo Yesue, Lincoln Park Boring
Computer Aided Design Advisory Committee
- Michael Azzouz, Ford Motor Company, VES CAD Technology Supervisor
- Bryan Gurczynski, Black & Veatch Engineering Technician, Power Delivery
- Eric Matchette, Technical Documentation and Marketing Designer
- Ronald Wilson, Livonia Career Center, Engineering & Architecture Design
Electronics Technology Advisory Committee
- Jeff Blackburn, Tass International
- Ken Cook, Lawrence Technical University, Chair and Professor
- Richard Davis, Trumpf Laser Technology, Engineer
- Michael D. Fitzpatrick, PSI Repair Services, General Manager
- Chris Gilbert, LINK, Engineering Director of Customer Service
- Scott Lytle, Yazaki North America, EMC Lab Manager
- Chris Miller, Rofin Sinar, Inc. Engineer
- Chris Parnin, Stoneridge Industries Engineer
- Chriss Roberts, Applied Technology Systems Training and Curriculum
- Steven Schlick, RE Automated Controls Engineer
- Strauch Hans-Joerg, Robert Bosch LLC Systems Engineer
Metallurgy Advisory Committee
- Dan Banning, Specialty Steel Treating, Senior Metallurgist
- Lloyd Kaufmann, RTI Laboratories, Inc. Vice President, Director of Materials Sciences
- Dr. Daniel Schaeffler, J. Engineering Quality Solutions, President and CEO
- Rick Slade, United Technical, Vice President of Operations / Quality Manager
Plastic Technology Advisory Committee
- Jason Hamilton, Rhetec, VP of Product Engineering
- Greg Homann, NYX Incorporated, Director of Injection Molding Technology
- John Hull, Plastipak Global Injection, Process Manager
- Jim Osbourn, SA Engineering, Sr. Advanced Technology & Tool Manager
- Gary Riedel, US Farathane, Vice President of Engineering
- Armando Sardanopoli, Sardanopoli Elastomer Specialist Consultant LLC, President
Welding Advisory Committee
- Darr Thomas, Diversified Fabricators Inc., Welding Leader
- Daniel Galiher, Tower International, Senior Corporate Welding Engineer
- Phil Mosquera, OTC Daihen Inc., Senior Applications Engineer
- Randal Szarek, AHB Tooling & Machinery Inc., Machinery Product Manager
- Cristy Lindemann, Ann Arbor Remodeling, Estimation and Quoting
- Jeff Henderson, Abicor Binzel, Key Account Manager
- Matt Rajda, Iron Workers Local 25, Training Coordinator