Program Description

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate Degree program prepares learners to work in a variety of positions in the manufacturing sector. Learners will gain a specialized education in manufacturing processes, lean manufacturing, project management, production management, ergonomics, problem solving, CAD and process safety. Potential occupations include: Assistant Industrial Engineer, Assistant Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineering Technician, Industrial Engineering Technician, Estimator, Manufacturing Engineering Technician and Quality Engineer.

Approximate Cost

$13,342
Tuition: $10322 , Books: $3020

Starting Salary

$51,300
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Available

100% Online

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Provide cost savings in manufacturing while retaining product quality
  • Foster a team atmosphere
  • Apply appropriate safety and environmental regulations
  • Select and implement handling solutions for lean storage/flow/distribution of raw material in process and final product
  • Select and implement manufacturing processes for a product
  • Read engineering drawings
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems in all sectors of manufacturing
  • Work effectively in a variety of applied engineering roles with limited supervision

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Quality Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Quality Engineering Technician
  • Assistant Manufacturing Engineer
  • Assistant Industrial Engineer

Courses

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate Degree is a 62 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

OSHA COMPLIANCE 3.00
STANDARDS & REGULATIONS 1.00
QUALITY ASSURANCE 1.00
PRECISION MEASURING 1.00
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS 3.00
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS 4.00

Second Term

MATERIALS OF INDUSTRY 2.00
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL 2.00
QUALITY SYSTEMS 2.00
PROBLEM SOLVING & TEAMS 2.00
INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
SURVEY OF PHYSICS 3.00

Third Term

INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP 2.00
LEAN MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS 2.00
MANUFACTURING PROCESS PLANNING 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00
TECHNICAL DRAFTING/CAD 2.00
SOLIDWORKS 1 1.00
SOLIDWORKS 2 1.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Fourth Term

PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.00
WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS 2.00
COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES IN MANUFACTURING 2.00
INTRODUCTION TO SIX SIGMA 3.00
PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL 2.00
WORK MEASUREMENT 2.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

Admissions Process

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.