Posted: August 14, 2017
by Union Leader
Two local schools want to put your career path on autopilot.
A partnership between Manchester Community College and the University of New Hampshire Manchester is designed to make obtaining the training needed for careers in automation engineers and robot operators fast and convenient.
Prospective students can learn more about the program at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Manchester Community College.
The program is a new pathway focused on mechanical engineering technology for students pursuing a degree in the existing advanced manufacturing technology associate degree program at MCC.
Two existing pathways — robotics and mechatronics — meet the need for many students.
But for those who eventually want to earn a bachelor’s degree or greater in mechanical engineering technology, the new approach has some distinct advantages, including the opportunity for dual enrollment, the schools say.
The program prepares students to transfer to UNH Manchester's mechanical engineering technology bachelor's degree program.
Though not required, students can also take on an internship at several local companies including GE, Hitchiner Manufacturing and Macy’s Industries.