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Studying Production Operations & Control at Weber State

Weber State’s productions operations and control emphasis teaches you about all aspects of manufacturing processes to prepare you for an exciting, well-paying career in production and manufacturing.

Production Operations and Control Highlights

In Weber State’s production operations and control emphasis, you’ll work in state-of-the-art laboratories to gain hands-on experience with CNC machine tools, robotics, programmable logic controllers, systems integration and the latest CAD/CAM systems.

Year-long senior projects help apply your education and develop your skills in teamwork and human relations. Previous projects have focused on aquaponics, renewable energy and related technical topics.

You can also gain industry experience through internships with local organizations.

Beyond the Classroom

While completing your major, you can gain real-world experience in a manufacturing industry through a cooperative work experience with a local organization.

 

Jasmine Harris

Class of 2010
The dedication of the professors to engineering and the focus that they give each student sets the program apart. They not only gave me the tools I needed to be a great engineer, they helped me to understand how to set myself up and excel outside of a school environment.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

You’ll gain knowledge in manufacturing processes, including:

  • Process planning
  • Tool and machine design
  • Material selection and treatment
  • Process automation
  • Manufacturing resource planning
  • Six Sigma methods and tools
  • Lean manufacturing

 

What You Can Do after Weber

You’ll be in demand for exciting and well-paying careers, such as:

  • Process engineer
  • Product engineer
  • Tooling engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Continuous improvement engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Production supervisor
  • Automation engineer 

 

Career & Salary Outlook

Average starting salaries for recent graduates of Weber State’s production operations and controls emphasis:

  • Associate’s degree: $30,000-$50,000
  • Bachelor’s degree: $50,000-$75,000

Common careers for production operations and control graduates in the U.S. and Utah
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(Source: utahfutures.org)