Student Programs

student programsThe UNI MCC is one of the most widely recognized organizations at the university and within the Cedar Valley community. From welding to additive manufacturing, the UNI MCC continues to be an innovative, impactful and prosperous department with an approximately 89% placement rate for graduates. UNI is one of the 31 universities accredited by the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF).

An area of educational focus in metal casting within the Department of Technology integrates hands-on learning with management principles and developing a diverse foundry experience. Students will learn a variety of skills to meet career requirements within the five areas directly related to the foundry including transport phenomena, applied metallurgy, molding practices, melting practices and tooling practices

Students working at the MCC and pursuing an education through the Department of Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at the University of Nothern Iowa have the opportunity to obtain degrees in:

  • CAD Specialist

  • Quality Control/Assurance

  • Tool Designer

  • CNC Programmer

  • Foundry Engineering Manager

Founded in education and passionate about training tomorrow’s industry experts, the Department of Technology Manufacturing Engineering Technology Academic program offers an extensive four-year plan to help students prepare for their courses. Students take advanced courses in Manufacturing Process Planning, Applied Industrial Supervision and Management, and Molding Practices in Metal Casting. Similar to the four-year plan, the department of technology also offers a detailed class curriculum to ensure students are getting a well-rounded metal casting education.