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Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering Technician

10-623-7 Associate Degree (AAS) 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Online, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Do you enjoy solving problems? Can you adapt easily to changes in technology and work processes? This program prepares you to be an effective team member and problem solver in today's fast-paced manufacturing environment. You’ll learn about the issues facing production engineering and gain core background knowledge of general manufacturing. You'll also learn about the analytical methods used to evaluate, problem solve and improve processes, and you will explore how different organizations function. You'll be prepared to work in the manufacturing, food processing and service industries.

COURSE LIST

Technical Studies (37 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Fundamentals of SPC
10-623-100
2
Introduces basic statistical tools and fundamental concepts needed to improve and control processes. Topics include the definition of statistics, the meaning of statistical process control, defining problems and setting priorities, predicting outcomes and estimating populations, and determining problem causes.
IE/ME Production Engineering
10-623-103
3
Provides an overview of the functions of industrial and manufacturing engineering, stressing the importance of a systems approach in achieving operational excellence.
IE/ME-Work Measurement
10-623-107
3
Helps the learner to develop skills in designing work stations, developing better work methods, establishing work standards, balancing assembly lines, and estimating labor costs. The time study techniques the learner will use include predetermined time standard systems, stopwatch, and work sampling.
IE/ME-Facility Planning & Material Handling
10-623-112
3
Provides students with practical means to use data to develop and improve plant and facility layouts and improve material handling methods that will yield higher production, lower costs, and/or improve the quality and customer service.
Manufacturing Processes
10-623-148
3
Presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamental manufacturing process families. Learners focus first on how the processes move from a primary process of operation to the secondary process; then examine the tools and tooling used in manufacturing, forming, and casting techniques and their application, as well as material removal processes.
Industrial Problem Solving
10-623-174
2
Examines a variety of manufacturing scenarios posed as problems and uses the scientific method of identifying root causes and common analysis and solution tools to generate change. The philosophy, theory, and why major companies use and are advocates of Six Sigma will also be presented.
Introduction to Project Management
10-623-109
1
Presents skills and information needed for project management, specifically how to get the job done on time and on budget. Topics include the project plan and organization, creating the project task network, managing resources, project tracking, monitoring, control, and project closedown and evaluation.
Interpretation of Engineering Drawings
10-623-106
2
Teaches students how to visualize a three-dimensional part from a drawing, interpret dimensions and tolerances, identify symbols commonly used in engineering drawings, and use engineering drawings for comparison, analysis and problem-solving purposes.
Introduction to Six Sigma
10-623-194
3
Explores the basic concepts needed to implement a Six Sigma approach in an organization. Major course topics include Six Sigma definition; impact of quality on cost, project selection, and definition; and process performance measures and Six Sigma roles.
Supply Chain Management, Introduction
10-182-124
2
Introduces the key concepts of supply chain management. Learn tips, techniques and best practices in supply chain operations. Students will stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments and technologies in supply chain management.
Sustainability as a Business Strategy
10-490-103
3
Practicing sustainability in an organization is not only good for the environment; it’s a business strategy that can improve business performance and profitability. Companies in today's business environment are competing in a marketplace where financial, social, and environmental performance is important to organizational success.
OSHA Environmental Technology
10-449-118
2
Introduces the student to the concepts of safe aspects of Environmental Technology. Other topics include worker training, hazardous chemicals and waste, and the relationship between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards.
Safety Management
10-449-101
3
Provides an introduction to occupational health and safety management principles. Topics include a history into safety and health management, ethics, interpersonal dynamics, prevention, response, and promoting safety in the work place. This course reviews the role a safety and health coordinator has in today’s workplace.
IE/ME Engineering Economics
10-623-104
3
Presents various techniques for analyzing economic differences between engineering design alternatives, focusing on the time value of money and cash flows. Also includes overview of capital budgeting, manufacturing cost structure, and financial statements.
Lean Tools
10-623-195
2
Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.

General Studies (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
General Chemistry
10-806-134
4
Covers inorganic chemistry and basic organic chemistry. Topics include metrics, problem solving, atomic structure, chemical reactions, solutions and concentrations, ionization, pH and organic compounds.
Prereq: ACCPL Algebra >= 51 OR ACT(Math) >=18 OR Program Prep with a C or better OR College Math 1 (10804115/113) OR Algebra (10804109) OR Tech Math (10804121) OR Math Tech Basic (10804125) OR College Math (10804107) OR Math Common Topics (10804117)
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3
Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Contemporary Amer Society
10-809-197
3
Analyzes public policy issues relating to government, media, education, family and the workplace. This course also looks at the impact of global, multicultural and technological trends on American life and explores these issues by using critical thinking skills, advocating points of view, and participating in political processes.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
College Technical Math 1
10-804-115
5
Includes solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percents; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; right and oblique triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions on the unit circle; and operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. This course is the equivalent of successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor at the first class.

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Concepts & Applications
10-623-130
3
Examines the leading-edge tools, technologies and best practices of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in an industrial enterprise. Current or aspiring engineering professionals gain an understanding of how PLM integrates people and processes across a company's product lifecycle via authoring and visualization tools (traditional CAD/CAM/CAE), digital product definitions organized in a data vault, workflow management, rapid collaboration with innovation and configuration management. It explores the requirements, success factors and feasibility of PLM implementation or careers through development of a portfolio. Some familiarity with engineering practices and technologies is preferred.
Independent Project Application
10-623-185
1
Will have the student develop a job application packet. The packet will be a compilation of work completed during the degree coursework. It will include a resume and cover letter describing the student and the materials. The final product will be submitted in a binder appropriate to give to a potential employer.
MS PowerPoint 2007 Introduction
10-103-104
1
Learn the features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Create, edit and animate presentations; work with graphics, lines, fill and colors; and modify and enhance PowerPoint slide shows to create appealing presentations.
Safety Internship - 2 Cr
10-449-179
2
Incorporates having the student work on a special project in a Safety Office at a local employer. The position will provide support to the project and provide a final report on the project status or completion. The student will be evaluated by the employer who will provide the final grade.
OSHA Environmental Technology
10-449-118
2
Introduces the student to the concepts of safe aspects of Environmental Technology. Other topics include worker training, hazardous chemicals and waste, and the relationship between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards.
Safety Internship - 1 Cr
10-449-178
1
Incorporates having the student work in a safety role at a local employer. The position will provide support to the student and require a final report. The student will be evaluated by the employer who will provide input into the final grade.

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