This program is designed to prepare individuals to work in the manufacturing sector. In today’s competitive environment, there is a need for specialized training in a variety of manufacturing areas. Applied engineering technicians assist industrial engineers with problems involving the production of goods and services. Students complete technical core curriculum, general education curriculum and specialized track curriculum. Students may choose a track of specialized courses in industrial, environmental or safety engineering. Courses are offered as independent study to meet the industry's applied engineering technician needs. Students can opt to earn a certificate in any of the available tracks, which can later be applied to the associate degree. Courses in this program will also serve as significant choices as electives for other NTC Technical & Trades associate degree programs. A graduate with a specialization in Safety Technology will be able to contribute to a safety and health program in any size organization. This specialization is ideal for preparing graduates to work with supervisors and employees to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Large organizations utilize safety technicians to work on the floor with employees and supervisors. Small organizations may have employee safety responsibilities assigned as an addition to other jobs, and this specialization will prepare graduates for those hands-on responsibilities. Courses can be taken in any order. Potential occupations include: Safety Technician, Loss Control Technician, Assistant Safety Engineer, Claims Analyst.