New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Engineering Technology curriculum provides wide spread knowledge in problem solving, management of resources, and process planning. Manufacturing is important and has great impact on economic development. Thus, it is imperative to provide pathways for students to pursue careers in the manufacturing field.
This paper discusses the development and implementation of articulated college credit for holders of the certification for manufacturing. This certification was developed by Louisiana Economic Development Department and offered by different technical and community colleges in the state. It requires the completion of one year of training on manufacturing oriented topics to include: Introduction to Manufacturing, Tools and Equipment Used in Manufacturing, and Introduction to Fabrication, Process Technology and Machining. Engineering Technology is an applied discipline, and these topics can articulate to 4-year Bachelor of Science programs. The process for awarding college credit for certification for manufacturing is described. The paper provides justification used to map certification for manufacturing curricula to courses in the selected Engineering Technology program. The paper concludes by discussing how to use this articulation to recruit students and devises a data collection plan to track the impact of implementing the articulation of certification for manufacturing on the economic development in the state of Louisiana.
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