Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate Degree

Program Code: 106233

A skilled workforce is needed in the manufacturing/production operations and/or manufacturing/production services for the design and development of new products, production systems, processes, operations, services, quality control, continuous improvement, lean principles, manufacturing competitiveness, and sustainability. As a Manufacturing Engineering Technology associate degree graduate, you're prepared for a career as a technologist to apply the fundamentals of materials selection, tooling, assembly and automation to the solution of manufacturing and production related activities.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the manufacturing sector as a technologist in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Productivity Improvement or Continuous Improvement, assisting engineering and management in the design and production of products as efficiently as possible.


    Requirements for Program Entry

    • Completed application.
    • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to
    • One year high school algebra or one year advanced math (Geometry, Algebra II, or Trigonometry) or equivalent passed with a “C” grade or better in each semester.
    • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
    Curriculum: Manufacturing Engineering Technology is an Associate Degree. Students following the study plan below will complete the Manufacturing Engineering Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
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    Program Outcomes

    • Characterize how lean culture and tools can help an organization achieve operational excellence.
    • Apply proper engineering principles in design.
    • Utilize computer-aided applications in design and manufacture of products and processes.
    • Demonstrate the principles of material selection and application.
    • Apply automation principles for design and control of manufacturing processes.
    • Program Objectives - Graduates will ... - Be employed in the manufacturing industry - Participate in life-long learning and engage professional growth - Provide problems-solving skills in a team environment within manufacturing

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    • Students who choose to take Physics, Calculus and Chemistry courses at other higher education institutions must be aware of prerequisite requirements and must meet with the Academic Advisor of Manufacturing Engineering Technology prior to course entry.
    • Students should have an aptitude for science and mathematics. Students should take as many upper level math and science courses in high school as possible, including algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, physics and chemistry.
    • Students must have an acceptable Academic Skills Assessment College Math score (63 or higher) or equivalent assessment, or have completed or tested out of 10-804-118, Intermediate Algebra w Apps, before taking the following first semester program courses: 10-623-170, Engineering Materials 10-804-197, College Algebra & Trig w Apps, 10-806-135, College Chemistry.
    • Students must have completed one year of high school Chemistry (with lab component) within the past five years with a "B" or better, OR 10-806-134, General Chemistry, before taking first semester course, 10-806-135, College Chemistry.
    • Students will also need to have mastered basic computer skills in Windows, Word and Excel including file creation and management.
    • Students must have experience with manual drafting or sketching or need to take 10-614-113, 2D Essentials prior to or concurrent with 10-606-116, CAD-Intro.

    Study Abroad Opportunities

    The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit

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