Kent State University

Since its founding as a teacher-training school in 1910, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development in the region and beyond as a premiere university in Ohio. This Ohio university has also earned acclaim for applying new knowledge to address the needs of the communities it serves and society as a whole through a vast array of continuing education courses and much more.

Vision: to be a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes to better our society.

Mission:  We transform lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment.

Core Values: 

  • A distinctive blend of teaching, research, and creative excellence
  • Active inquiry and discovery that expands knowledge and human understanding
  • Life-changing educational experiences for students with wide-ranging talents and aspirations
  • A living-learning environment that creates a genuine sense of place
  • Engagement that inspires positive change
  • Diversity of culture, beliefs, identity and thought
  • Freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas
  • A collaborative community
  • Respect, kindness, and purpose in all we do


We offer Manufacturing Degree, Certificate and Program offerings through our College of Applied and Technical Studies, College of Aeronautics and Engineering, and the Workforce Development Program:

  • Applied Engineering
  • CAD for Manufacturing (Certificate)
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Technical and Applied Studies
  • Workforce Development
    • Industrial Maintenance Training
    • Manufacturing Readiness Certificate
    • Technical Career Training
    • Leadership
    • Quality and Process Improvement
    • Workplace and Business Soft Skill Training
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Barb Spencer

Project Director, Lifelong Learning


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