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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.

Previous OPT course designations have been changed and are now ISE and have new numbers! 

What will my new course Prefix and number be?

OPT to ISE Course Equivalency Table - Effective 23/FA

Title ISE Prefix/ Number New Title w/ live links - Click for more information
OPT 1100 Tooling and Machining Metrology ISE 1300 Fundamentals of Dimensional Metrology
OPT 1101 Introduction of Industrial Engineering Technology ISE 1101 Introduction of Industrial Engineering Technology
OPT 1110 Operations Work Measurement & Ergonomics ISE 2210 Methods Engineering
OPT 1112 World Class Quality Systems & Procedures  ISE 1120 Problem Solving & Continuous Improvement
OPT 1113  Coordinate Measurement ISE 1313 Coordinate Measurement
OPT 1125 World Class Operations ISE 2250 New Product Realization
OPT 1126 Supervision, Team Leadership, & Project Management ISE 2100 Lean Leadership, Teamwork,  Management
OPT 1130 Lean Operations & Continuous Improvement ISE 1130 Lean Operations & Continuous Improvement
OPT 1201 Introduction to Manufacturing ISE 1201 Introduction to Manufacturing
OPT 1202 Quality Practices & Measurement for Manufacturing ISE 1202 Quality Practices & Measurement for Manufacturing
OPT 1203 Manufacturing Processes & Production ISE 1203 Manufacturing Processes & Production
OPT 1204 Maintenance Awareness for Manufacturing ISE 1204 Maintenance Awareness for Manufacturing
OPT 2201 Statistical Process Control ISE 2201 Statistical Process Control
OPT 2205 Deactivated     
OPT 2207 Operations systems Analysis ISE 2207 Operations systems Analysis - Simulation
OPT 2208 Engr. Tech. Economics & Cost Analysis ISE 2208 Engr. Tech. Economics & Cost Analysis
OPT 2216 Work Flow Layout & Efficiency ISE 2260 Work Flow Layout & Efficiency
OPT 2240 Six Sigma: Green Belt ISE 2240 Six Sigma: Green Belt
OPT 2251 Deactivated    
OPT 2270 Operations Technology Intership ISE 2700 Industrial & Systems Engineering Technology Intership
OPT 2280 Operations Technology Capstone ISE 2780 Industrial & Systems Engineering Technology Capston
OPT 2297 Special Topics ISE 2297 Special Topics
    ISE 1100 Product Development Fundamentals 
    ISE 1310 Advanced Metrology and Gaguing
    ISE 2310  Quality Assurance 
    ISE 2360 Quality Management Systems & Auditing


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Associate of Applied Science
Industrial and Systems Engineering Technology Go to Program Details Display Program Description
The Industrial and Systems Engineering Technology (ISET) program prepares individuals for leadership roles in the operations of business, industry, and service organizations with a special emphasis on ISET skills. Students learn analysis, continuous improvement, quality assurance, and problem-solving techniques that can be applied in 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 View Full Program Details
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 & Systems Engineering Technology, Automation, and Advanced 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 AAS degree in one of five certificate pathways. These pathways include General Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Automation Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Industrial & Systems Engineering Technology. View Full Program Details
One-year Technical Certificate
This certificate is designed to enhance the machining skills of students who have taken machining courses in high school or to allow individuals with little or no experience in machining to quickly obtain a certificate that may in turn qualify them for an entry-level position in a machining company. Coursework is focused on introductory levels of manual machining and the basic operation of CNC machines. This is the first half of the Computer Numerical Control Technology short-term certificate and will provide students with a milestone of completion and the ability to continue their education up to and including a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in CNC operations. 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. View Full Program Details
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
Digital Thread Engineering Technology Go to Program Details Display Program Description
The Digital Thread Engineering Technology short-term technical certificate prepares students for entry-level positions requiring an ability to identify and effectively utilize digital thread and engineering tools related to manufacturing, logistics, data management, and cyber security. View Full Program Details
This short-term certificate provides a manufacturing specific background in organizations, industrial supervision, improvement techniques, quality, teamwork and cost analysis. View Full Program Details

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