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.
Computer Aided Design Advisory Committee
- Michael Azzouz, VES CAD Technology Supervisor, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn
- Bryan Gurczynski, Engineering Technician, Power Delivery, Black & Veatch, Ann Arbor
- Ryan Kmieciak, Engineering Supervisor for Commercial Vehicles, Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology of the Americas, Farmington
- Eric Matchette, Designer, Technical Documentation and Marketing, Vantage Corporation, Livonia
- Ronald Wilson, Engineering & Architecture Design, Livonia Career Center, Livonia
Electronics Technology Advisory Committee
- Jeff Blackburn, Sales Manager Americas, Tass International, Livonia
- Ken Cook, Chair and Professor, Lawrence Technical University, Southfield
- Richard Davis, Engineer, Trumpf Laser Technology, Plymouth
- Michael D. Fitzpatrick, General Manager, PSI Repair Services, Livonia Chris Gilbert, Director of Customer Service, LINK Engineering, Plymouth
- Scott Lytle, EMC Lab Manager, Yazaki North America, Canton
- Chris Miller, Engineer, Rofn Sinar Inc., Plymouth
- Chris Parnin, Engineer, Stoneridge Industries, Novi
- Chriss Roberts, Training and Curriculum, Applied Technology Systems, Lyon Township
- Steven Schlick, Controls Engineer, RE Automated, Troy
- Hans-Joerg Strauch, Systems Engineer, Robert Bosch LLC, Plymouth
Manufacturing Advisory Committee
- Chuck Dardas, President & CEO, Alpha USA, Livonia
- Wes Graff, President, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth
- Ryan Howard, Sales Engineer, Axsys Inc., Wixom
- Gene Keyes, President, Keyes and Company, Highland
- Howard Kutsch, Region Manager, Trak Machine Tools, Rancho Dominguez
- Daniel E. Laible, Chief Financial Officer, NYX Incorporated, Livonia
- David Lawrence, CAO, Alpha Manufacturing, Livonia
- James Lundberg, Sales Representative, Trak Machine Tools, Rancho Dominguez Mike Medwid, President, Three-M Tool and Machine, Inc., Commerce Twp
- Mike Madden, Technical Services Manager, Axsys Inc., Wixom
- Scott Peters, General Manager, PT Solutions, Novi
- Floyd Peterson, President, Ecco Tool, Novi
- JR Revels, Branch Manager, PT Solutions, Roseville
- Scott Sakuta, President, Delta Gear, Livonia
- Bob Sakuta, President, Delta Research, Livonia
- Paul Scalici, Manager, Lincoln Park Boring, Romulus
- Fred Schultz, Educational Manager, HAAS Factory Outlet, Division of Gerotech, Flat Rock
- Dan West, President and CEO, Livonia Chamber of Commerce, Livonia
- Rick Yesue, Lincoln Park Boring, Romulus
- Ricardo Yesue, Lincoln Park Boring, Romulus
Metallurgy Advisory Committee
- Dr. Daniel J. Schaeffler, President and CEO, Engineering Quality Solutions, Southfield
- Richard Slade, Technical Director, Quality Manager, Senior Metallurgist, United Technical Inc., Whitmore Lake
- Dan Banning, General Manager/Metallurgist, Specialty Steel Treating Inc., Farmington Hills
- Lloyd Kaufmann, Director of Materials Science, RTI Laboratories, Inc., Livonia
Plastic Technology Advisory Committee
- Pete Grelle, President, Plastics Fundamentals Group LLC, West Bloomfield
- Jason Hamilton, VP of Product Engineering, Rhetec, Whitmore Lake
- Greg Homann, Director of Injection Molding Technology, NYX Incorporated, Livonia John Hull, Global Injection Process Manager, Plastipak, Plymouth
- David Okonski, Process Specialist, General Motors, Warren
- Jim Osbourn, Sr. Advanced Technology & Tool Manager, SA- Engineering, Livonia
- Gary Riedel, Vice President of Engineering, US Farathane, Auburn Hills
- Armando Sardanopoli, President, Sardanopoli Elastomer Specialist Consultant LLC, Brownstown
- Lonney Sumpter, Blow Molding Specialist, Auto Inergy Division, Plastic Omnium, New Boston
- Sassan Tarahomi, Director, Research, Development, and Process Engineering, MCPP, Warren
- Dan Walker, Director of Quality, PolyFlex Products, Farmington Hills
Welding Advisory Committee
- Cameron Berrier, Faculty, Oakland Community College, Welding & Fabricating Technology, Auburn Hills
- Daniel Galiher, Senior Corporate Welding Engineer, Autokiniton, New Boston
- Andrew Grow, Welding Engineer/CWI, Bakers, Monroe
- Jeffrey Henderson, Autokiniton, New Boston
- Phil Mosquera, Senior Applications Engineer, OTC Daihen Inc., Novi
- Matt Rajda, Training Coordinator, Iron Workers Local 25, Wixom
- Randal Szarek, President, Westbrook Engineering Company, Inc., Warren
- Patrick York, North American Sales, G&R Machine Tool Inc., Taylor
- Darren Zielke, Project Engineer, Flodraulic Group Inc., Westland