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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

10-623-3 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time and Full Time 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day and Evening Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Looking for a fun yet challenging career where you can use hands-on skills to solve problems? The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will prepare you to work in all types of manufacturing industries designing and improving processes. You’ll develop a broad background and gain hands-on experience in many areas including manufacturing processes, automated manufacturing, computer-aided design and manufacturing, fixture and tooling design, and mechanical and electrical system design. Lean production principles, project management, engineering economic analysis and communication skills are also important parts of this program. Get ready for a fulfilling career working with people at all levels to ensure the success of your organization.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (44 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Engineering Materials
10-623-121
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Discusses the relationship between the properties and processes of various materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of selecting materials based on engineering design criteria.
Graphics & Software Applications
10-623-192
4Credit
108
108
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Students will learn engineering print reading, the use of 2D and 3D CAD software, and the use of spreadsheet software to organize, analyze, and display data. Additional topics include product data management and enterprise resource planning systems.
Statics and Strength of Materials
10-606-119
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Uses mathematical concepts to determine how forces are distributed through trusses and other rigid structures. Friction and applications of direct stress, strain, thermal expansion and thermal stress are covered.
Prereq: Math-Technical Advanced (10804127) or Math-Technical 2 (10804122) or College Technical Math 2 (10804116) or College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications (10804197)
Elements of Machines 1
10-620-164
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Emphasizes the mechanical elements of industrial machines. Principles of leveling motors, fasteners, bearings, and couplings are covered. Terminology, selection, and proper installation and maintenance are stressed.
Elements of Machines 2
10-620-165
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Emphasizes the mechanical elements of industrial machines. Principles of power transmission, belt drives, and chain drives are covered. Terminology, selection, and proper installation and maintenance are stressed.
Coreq: Elements of Machines 1 (10620164)
Electrical Concepts & Components
10-623-168
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers basic electrical theory and terminology related to components commonly found in manufacturing systems. Students will understand the power requirements of equipment and the use of a multimeter and oscilloscope for basic troubleshooting of circuits.
Lean Tools
10-623-195
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.
Manufacturing Processes for MfgET
10-623-199
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers the manufacturing systems and processes employed to convert materials into products. Includes process planning and related manufacturing engineering functions. Incorporates hands-on experience with manufacturing processes and basic metrology.
Prereq: Graphics & Software Applications 10623192; OR AutoCAD Fundamentals 10628187 and Intro to Solidworks 10606141
Essentials of Manufacturing Safety
10-449-188
1Credit
18
36
N/A
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Provides information on the safety responsibilities of workers within the manufacturing industry. Special emphasis will be placed on common hazards and methods of controls.
Elements of Machine Design
10-606-121
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines a variety of problems involving the principles of design. Topics include centroids, moments of inertia, beam selection, bending moments, torsion, Mohr's circle, combined stress and beam deflection. Algebra and other applications of mathematics are used extensively.
Prereq: Statics & Strength of Materials (10606119) or Statics & Strength of Materials-B (10606119B) or Statics (10623183)
Pneumatics 1
10-620-111
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Provides an introduction to fundamental principles and laws of fluid power, with a focus on pneumatics. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 - 10804115 OR College Algebra and Trigonometry with Apps 10804197 OR College Technical Math 1A 10804113 OR Industrial Maintenance Math 31804308
Hydraulics 1
10-620-113
1Credit
27
27
N/A
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Provides an introduction to fundamental principles and laws of fluid power, with a focus on hydraulics. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 - 10804115 OR College Algebra and Trigonometry with Apps 10804197 OR College Technical Math 1A 10804113 OR Industrial Maintenance Math 31804308
Lean Process Design
10-623-190
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces lean principles for manufacturing and assembly process design. Topics include time and motion studies, line balancing, ergonomics, work instructions, workstation design, mistake-proofing, changeover reduction, and risk analysis.
Prereq: Lean Tools 10623193, Intro to Solidworks 10606141, AutoCAD Fundamentals 10628187; OR Lean Tools 10623195, Graphics and Software Apps 10623192
Automation for MfgET
10-623-193
3Credit
90
72
N/A
90 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces programmable logic controllers and industrial robotics. Students will learn programming basics with an emphasis on troubleshooting and maintenance after the installation of automated systems.
Prereq: Electrical Concepts & Components 10623168
Computer-Aided Manufacturing
10-623-120
4Credit
108
108
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides students with the opportunity to design, program, and produce manufactured parts using computer-aided design and manufacturing software and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. Also explores additional computer applications in manufacturing.
Prereq: Manufacturing Processes w/Lab 10623119 OR Manufacturing Processes for MfgET 10623199; AND Introduction to Solidworks 10606141 OR Graphics and Software Apps 10623192
Project Management
10-623-132
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Offers a systematic approach to coordinating, scheduling, and controlling activities, people, and resources during short-term and long-term projects. Some of the tools presented include Work Breakdown Structures, Activity Diagrams, and Gantt Charts.
Manufacturing Cost Analysis
10-623-156
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers cost estimating and financial analysis techniques employed in typical manufacturing and processing industries. Topics include product material and labor costing, justification of expenditures and capital equipment, make vs. buy analysis, and inventory costs. Also provides an understanding of soft costs and budgeting.
Prereq: College Mathematics 10804107, College Tech Math 1A 10804113, College Tech Math 1 10804115, OR College Trig w/Apps 10804197
Tool Design
10-623-131
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces the fixtures, jigs, and tooling commonly used in manufacturing. Topics include workholding concepts, jig & fixture design, inspection gage design, tool materials, modular & automated tooling systems, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing, and die design. Students will use 3D CAD software to produce a variety of designs.
Prereq: Intro to Solidworks 10606141, AutoCAD Fundamentals 10628187, Manufacturing Processes w/Lab 10623119; OR Manufacturing Processes for MfgET 10623199, Graphics and Software Apps 10623192

General Studies (17 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications
10-804-197
5Credit
90
180
90 hours in class and estimate 180 hours outside of class. This course covers 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, combinatorics, and the binomial theorem.
Prereq: Alg - ACPL 85+, Next Gen 276+, ACT Math 22+ OR Interm Algebra w Apps 10804118 OR not pursuing a degree
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Economics
10-809-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

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