Students interested in learning more about the program, or how to get started, should reach out to the Program Coordinator, Kaylor Ramey.
Watch Short Overview of the Modern Manufacturing Work-Study Program:
Eligibility and How to Get Started:
Engineering technicians provide design support and maintenance for robotic, electrical, mechanical, and other advanced systems. Demand for these skills is at an all-time high in virtually every industry.
Students in the Modern Manufacturing Work-Study program can choose three majors:
- Electronic Engineering Technology
- Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Logistics Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
Students complete two full-time semesters in the classroom/lab, receiving intense instruction in:
- Electrical systems
- Mechanical System
- Robotic Systems
They complete their Engineering Technology degree working three days a week at a partner company (usually at $16-$18 and hour) and attending class at Columbus State the other two, for a unique combination of theory and applied training.
In just two years, students can walk into a high-demand, high-paying position—often without ever having to search for employment!
- Earn while you learn through Work-Study.
- Learn in the classroom, in the lab, and on the job.
- Prepare for immediate employment upon graduation.
- Low tuition + Work-Study income = Less student debt!
Testimonials from Program Participants
Anton Dela Fuente
Anton’s path into engineering began in high school studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through Project Lead the Way. His credits transferred directly toward his Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree. Upon graduation, Honda offered Anton a full-time position as a robotics technician. He has also gone on to pursue his bachelor's degree.Anton's Story
As a kid, Erica was always fascinated with figuring out how things worked, so Electro-Mechanical Engineering was a great fit. After completing the Modern Manufacturing Work-Study program, Erica graduated debt-free with her Associate of Applied Science and landed a full-time job as a Maintenance Technician I at partner company Stanley Electric.Erica's Story
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1400354.