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New Manufacturing and Engineering Center Ready to Serve Students, Industry

August 16, 2020

An outdoor blue sign with white text reading Manufacturing and Engineering Center

Schoolcraft College has always produced high-quality skilled-trades workers. With the all-new Manufacturing and Engineering Center (MEC) strategically located near Livonia’s industrial corridor, graduates can practically walk from classroom to a new place of employment.

This new 48,000 square-foot facility, adjacent to the Public Safety and Training Complex, more than doubles the previous space on the main campus and will house programs in:

  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • CAD
  • Engineering Technology
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing Technology/CNC
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy and Materials Science
  • Plastics Technology
  • Welding

The new building also houses a 3D printing lab and robotic lab, while greatly increasing hands-on space for welding, manufacturing, plastics technology and material science. Courses in Engineering, Quality Management and Occupational Safety & Health also will be offered at the MEC.

Schoolcraft College faculty members combine academic excellence with a wealth of hands-on, real-world experience as well as key business connections. This is especially true in the occupational programs, where instructors often are able to line up students with jobs while they are finishing their coursework.

The MEC is less than a 10-minute drive from the main campus and is at 13001 Merriman Road, at the corner of Merriman and Glendale. The location should further strengthen those partnerships as well as expand Schoolcraft College’s ability to accommodate apprenticeships, dual enrollment and workforce development courses. 

“I am really excited to start offering hands-on courses in MEC this Fall 2020 semester,” said Amy Jones, Associate Dean of Occupational Programs. ”With the additional classroom and lab space, we will better be able to serve our students and meet the needs of our industry partners.  Apprenticeships are really on the rise, so this location puts us in the heart of Livonia’s industrial area.”

Learn more information about all of Schoolcraft College’s Manufacturing and Technology programs.