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Automotive Technology Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. John Thompson

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Contact Person:
Heather Thomas

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Phone: 620-235-6189
Fax: 620-235-6190

N120 Kansas Technology Center Pittsburg State University 1701 S. Broadway St. Pittsburg, KS 66762

Four-Year Automotive Technology

Manufacturing Management

This option is for graduates who desire to work in a manufacturing environment, such as quality control, or a manufacturing assembly line.

Courses offered in this emphasis include:

MFGET 160 Manufacturing Graphics
MFGET 261 Computer Aided Part Design
MFGET 263 Manufacturing Methods I
MFGET 268 Manufacturing Methods I Lab
MFGET 367 Manufacturing Methods II
MFGET 405 Quality Control
Approved manufacturing elective (MFGET 660, MFGET 567/568)
EST 393 Introduction to Industrial Safety

The Manufacturing Management option prepares one who has an interest in a career associated with the manufacture of motor vehicles-automobiles, truck, recreational vehicles, etc., or the manufacture of components for these vehicles. Manufacturers of vehicles are interested in individuals that have an understanding of automotive systems,  mechanical design, engineering materials, processing technologies, and the quality measures associated with manufacturing quality products. Additionally, they desire graduates that possess the business and management tools associated with manufacturing operations. The Automotive Technology-Manufacturing Management option is designed to provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the vehicle manufacturing arena.

Automotive-related positions most closely associated with vehicles prior to arriving at a dealership, are associated with the Automotive Manufacturing option. Once a vehicle arrives at the dealership and is sold, service becomes the primary focus. Positions associated with sales and  services of vehicles are most closely identified with the Automotive Service and Marketing Management option.