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Just about everything you come in contact with every day has been touched in some way by the manufacturing industry. Food, computers and electronic products, chemicals, motor vehicles, machinery, energy, pharmaceuticals, plastics, aerospace … all are part of manufacturing. U.S. manufacturers produce 22 percent of the world’s manufactured products and represent the largest manufacturing economy in the world. In fact, if U.S. manufacturing were a country, it would be the eighth largest economy in the world. The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) is the place to prepare for your career in modern manufacturing. The CME combines engineering, business and accounting course work with a unique 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art factory floor built right into your classroom. This learning experience gives you the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to be ready to make something of your amazing career.
“This center will be a perfect blend of the academic and real world focus so essential today for success in the multifaceted global manufacturing sector. Our expectation is that students who complete this intensive program will become industry leaders in every phase of many different businesses.” – Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour