Outgoing, gregarious, and armed with more than 20 years experience working for companies like Phillips Plastics, Medtronic, and Guidant, Mac McKeen is the new faculty director for the College's Manufacturing Technology Program. Read his story and see how he plans to keep the degree at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry here.
Meet the New Manufacturing Technology Faculty Director, Mac McKeen
"I like to call it the 'make stuff degree,'" says Mac McKeen, when asked about the College's Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology (MT) degree.
Explains McKeen, the program's new faculty director, "In business nothing happens until someone sells something--and there is nothing to sell until someone makes something. That's where individuals with a degree in manufacturing technology come in, in a variety of positions and roles."
Graduates of the MT program are prepared to compete for many in-demand jobs, including those in purchasing and materials management fields, manufacturing and operations, and quality and compliance.