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Academic Year: 2020-2021

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate DegreeProgram 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.


Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• 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.

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.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...Students will utilize digital tools and resources to assess, explore, practice, apply, and evaluate both employability and learning skills. By establishing NWTC cultural values as hallmarks of success in academic, career, and personal settings the course encourages reflective, personalized development of a growth mindset and emphasizes the importance of making wise choices. To maximize the return on investment, students should take this course in their first semester as it identifies key expectations (hidden rules) of higher learning and professional employment.
10-806-135 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY ...covers measurement, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, atomic structure, gas laws, thermochemistry, chemical bonding and solution chemistry. (Prereq: 2.6 GPA AND Alg 2 or equiv w/C or better; OR Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 263 AND Next Gen Arithmetic score greater/equal to 250 AND QRAS score greater/equal to 250; OR ACT Reading score greater/equal to 17 AND ACT Math score greater/equal to 21; OR preparatory courses-contact an academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
10-623-170 ENGINEERING MATERIALS - INTRO ...exposure to engineering materials, their properties, and behavior. Topics will include: material types, material testing, mechanical properties, heat treatment and materials selection. (Prerequisites: 10-804-197, College Algebra & Trig w Apps OR 10-804-195, College Algebra w Apps AND 10-804-196, Trigonometry w Apps OR 10-804-114 Tech Math 1B)
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: High school GPA greater/equal to 2.6; OR ACT Reading score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 18; OR Next Gen Reading score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 260; OR "preparatory course(s)", contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
10-804-197 COLLEGE ALGEBRA & TRIGONOMETRY WITH APPLICATIONS …those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories, and the binomial theorem. (Prerequisite: Next Gen AAF score greater/equal to 250 AND Rdg greater/equal to 250; OR TABE A 9/10 Math greater/equal to no equiv AND Rdg greater/equal to 8.8; OR TABE 11/12 Math greater/equal to no equiv AND Rdg greater/equal to 573; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 24 AND ACT Rdg greater/equal to 16; OR C or better in Inter Alg-contact academic advisor 920-498-5444)
10-606-116 CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING)-INTRODUCTION ...CAD terminology, drawing preliminaries, basic inquiry and setting commands, layer setting and manipulation, basic drawing and display commands, basic edit commands, and plotting, using AutoCAD software.
10-620-170 ROBOTICS - INTRODUCTION TO ...introductory study of the application, operation, programming and troubleshooting of industrial robots.
10-623-171 FUNDAMENTALS OF PLASTIC MATERIALS PROCESSING ...polymer materials and properties, material testing, product design and evaluation, processing methods, machine setup and operation. Course requirements include a trip to UW-Stout for lab work. (Prerequisite: 10-623-170, Engineering Materials-Intro)
10-623-175 CASTING AND JOINING PROCESSES...welding of metals, ceramic and plastic. Brazing and soldering of appropriate metals, setup and operate welding equipment. Thermal effects and destructive testing. Evaluation of adhesives and mechanical fasteners. Welding codes and ASTM standard comparative processing cost. (Prerequisite: 10-623-170, Engineering Materials-Intro)
10-623-104 CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT FUNDAMENTALS ...successful management of cultural change relative to continuous improvement; overview of the current state, workforce processes and culture. Learn how to change, sustain the behavior of individuals, the team as a foundation of ongoing improvement and strive to be the best. Learn Lewin’s Model, PDCA Cycle, Force Field Analysis, Kotter’s Eight-Step Model, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Root Cause Analysis and other tools. Use success factors to make a model for implementing a sustainable change while honing the thinking process to enable, deploy and support ongoing small and big changes.
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English score greater/equal to 16; OR preparatory course-contact an academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
10-804-198 CALCULUS 1 ...analyze and graph algebraic expressions, especially conic sections. Develop an intuitive understanding of limits, derivatives and integrals. Apply the derivative and the integral to certain physical problems. (Prerequisite: : Next Gen AAF score greater/equal to 250 AND Rdg greater/equal to 250; OR TABE A 9/10 Math greater/equal to no equiv AND Rdg greater/equal to 8.8; OR TABE 11/12 Math greater/equal to no equiv AND Rdg greater/equal to 573; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 28 AND ACT Rdg greater/equal to 16; OR C or better in College Algebra & Trig w/Apps-contact academic advisor 920-498-5444).
10-623-166 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP ...the application of theory, skills, and techniques in the manufacturing engineering profession. (Prerequisite: instructor approval)
10-420-174 MATERIAL REMOVAL AND FORMING PROCESSES ...machine tool concepts providing an operational knowledge of machining and metal forming processes. Analysis and application of primary and secondary processing methods for the manufacture of products. Measurement principles and practice applied to inspection and process control. Development of process designs appropriate for product specifications. (Prerequisite: 10-623-170, Engineering Materials-Intro)
10-606-211 MECHANICAL AUTOCAD FUNDAMENTALS ...fully dimensioned orthographic mechanical drawings; section and asuxiliary views, mechanical assembly drawings, advanced layer management. (Corequisite: 10-606-116, CAD-Intro with a "C" or better and 10-606-119, Sketching, Technical)
10-664-102 AUTOMATION 3: PLC ...basic programmable logic controller programming and troubleshooting.
10-664-103 AUTOMATION 4: PLC ...troubleshooting a PLC system, applying Event Sequencing, developing PLC applications, applying timer instructions and counter instructions. (Corequisite: 10-664-102, Automation 3: PLC)
10-664-104 AUTOMATION 5: PLC ...application, troubleshooting, and implementation of program control, math and data move instructions, analog I/O modules, and producing a PLC program from specification. (Corequisite: 10-664-103, Automation 4: PLC)
10-623-117 STATICS ...essential elements of statics. Includes vector mechanics, coplanar and non-coplanar force systems, resultants, distributed loads, free-body diagrams, equilibrium conditions, trusses and frames, joints-method of sections, and force of inertia.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Comp Prep)
10-420-169 COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING ...effects of product mix and demand patterns on manufacturing system design and selection of process control methods. Introductions to quick changeover strategies, reprogrammable automation, numerical control, robotics and other computerized processing techniques. (Prerequisites: 10-420-174, Material Removal/Form; 10-606-211, Mech AutoCAD, Fundamentals)
10-623-167 ENGINEERING ECONOMY ...using source and application of funds; cost control, valuation, depreciation, replacement theory and taxation to analyze and assist in making management decisions. (Prerequisites: 10-804-197, College Algebra & Trig w Apps OR 10-804-195, College Algebra w/Apps AND 10-804-196, Trigonometry w/ Apps; proficiency with advanced functions of Excel strongly recommended)
10-182-111 LEAN OPERATIONS ...develop knowledge skills, process of lean operations management/JIT, quality management, quality control, continuous improvement methodologies, statistical process control chart interpretation, material handling and production logistics.
10-182-112 LEAN MANUFACTURING ...develop knowledge skills process of lean manufacturing/JIT environment, systems approach, productivity attainment, line balancing, kaizen, Kanban, 5S system, value stream mapping, human resource development and lean operations management. (Corequisite: 10-182-111, Lean Operations)
10-623-118 DYNAMICS ...kinematics of particles, rigid bodies and systems. Analysis of position, velocity and acceleration. The relationship between the motion of bodies and forces or torques. Study of particles and rigid bodies subject to translation, rotation and general planar motion using Newton's laws of motion, work-energy methods, impulse-momentum methods, and mechanical vibrations.(Prerequisite: 10-623-117, Statics)
10-606-210 SOLIDWORKS FUNDAMENTALS, ASSEMBLIES AND DRAWINGS ...Terminology; software operation and interface basics, creating basic models, casting and forging models, revolved a swept features, SolidWorks drawing environment, completely dimensioned orthographic drawings; model troubleshooting. (Corequisite: 10-606-119, Technical Sketching)
10-664-105 AUTOMATION 6: PLC ...programming a PLC system to operate a discrete and analog process adhering to a functional specification or timing diagram. (Corequisite: 10-664-104, Automation 5: PLC)
10-804-181 CALCULUS 2 ...a continuation of Calculus 1 (10804198) and an introduction to integral calculus. Topics included in this course are integration methods and techniques including integration by parts and partial fractions, indeterminate forms, improper integrals. Topics also covered are infinite sequences and series including MacLaurin and Taylor Series and their convergence, L’Hopital’s Rule, applications of differentiation and integration, conic sections, parametric equations, polar coordinates along with vector operations in three dimensions. (Prerequisite: 10-804-198, Calculus I with a "C" or better)

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