Bachelor of Science in Technology with an emphasis in Applied Manufacturing Technology


Applied Manufacturing Technology ONLINE: Learn at home to advance into leadership

Have a technical AAS degree? Our fully online Bachelor of Science in Technology with an emphasis in Applied Manufacturing Technology (BS-AMT) is a convenient way to build on your degree, advance into leadership positions, and increase your earning potential.

Program Overview

Our BS-AMT Program allows you to build on your prior knowledge and gain leadership skills to apply in the manufacturing and technology fields.  

Courses focus on:

  • Supervision, Training and Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Quality Control and Work Simplification
  • Safety, Accident Prevention, and Disaster Preparedness
  • Facilities Design and Management Technology
  • Manufacturing Distribution 

Our program is ideal for people with backgrounds in manufacturing and related fields: electronics, facility management, industrial maintenance, construction, metal working, and green technologies, among others.

Earn more and keep “Made in America” alive! 

Find your opportunity in manufacturing! Analysts project 100,000 manufacturing vacancies by 2020 due to highly skilled workers and managers retiring. According to the 2012 Economic Census, the manufacturing industry has the highest average annual payroll per employee at $52,686, about 21% higher than the average in the U.S. healthcare sector and nearly 48% higher than the average in the retail sector[1].

Prepare to advance into these positions and earn more by honing the skills employers need in today’s high-tech manufacturing environment.

Find BS-AMT Students currently working at companies like these:

  • AON
  • Caterpillar
  • Chrysler
  • Conner-Winfield
  • Hamilton Sundstrand (UTC Aerospace Systems)
  • Ideal Industries
  • Ingersoll
  • Motorola
  • Siemens
  • Underwriters Labs
  • Woodward


[1] 2012 Economic Census: Advance Report Snapshot https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/2012_advance_report_snapshot.pdf

If you have questions regarding NIU's Bachelor of Science in Technology with an emphasis in Applied Manufacturing Technology, please contact:

Stacey Deegan
Technology Program Advisor
815-753-9943
sdeegan@niu.edu