Process Engineering Technology - Industrial/Manufacturing

Process Engineering Technology - Industrial/Manufacturing video

Program Number: 10-623-8
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Fond du Lac, some courses available at the West Bend campus.

Program Description

Process Engineers provide big-picture thinking from the design phase to production and every step in between, ensuring processes are as cohesive and efficient as possible.

Moraine Park's Process Engineering Technology associate of applied science degree program combines the foundational skills related to industrial engineering with those of computerized manufacturing. Students learn how to plan, set up, monitor, analyze and control integrated systems in order to improve efficiencies in a manufacturing environment. They also learn how to standardize and streamline processes to find cost savings for businesses. Applications in safety, sustainability, problem solving and automated technologies are emphasized.

In the final stages of coursework, students select a specialized training emphasis in either Industrial/Manufacturing or Quality Assurance.

Representatives from business and industry have identified skills that are essential to success in manufacturing. Students will be expected to demonstrate the Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) throughout all manufacturing classes. These skills include: work cooperatively, work productively, listen effectively, demonstrate a positive attitude, maintain a safe work environment, demonstrate integrity, communicate clearly, follow directions, apply problem solving strategies, apply mathematical reasoning, think critically and adapt to change.

Graduates are trained to work as members of teams consisting of engineers and production workers in a variety of industrial and manufacturing settings.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $36,106

Approximate Costs

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Use various manufacturing processes.
  • Use computer-aided drafting and manufacturing software.
  • Operate gauging and measuring equipment.
  • Program automated machines.
  • Recommend lean and statistical techniques within an organization.
  • Solve manufacturing and safety-related problems.
  • Operate automated workcells.
  • Plan a quality management system.
  • Perform basic robotic programming and set-up.
  • Complete a project within a cross-functional team.

Career Opportunities

  • Process Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • CNC Programmer
  • Robotics and Material-Handling Technician
  • Continuous Improvement Technician

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
606-176 CAD 2-D, AutoCAD 3
617-114 CAD 3-D, SolidWorks 3
623-162 Manufacturing Processes 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-113 College Technical Mathematics 1A 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 18
Term 2
617-115 Jig and Fixture Design 3
623-190 Basic Metrology 3
628-136 Statistical Process Control 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
 - OR - 
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
804-114 College Technical Mathematics 1B 2
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
Total 17
Term 3
623-118 Gage Calibration, Repeatability and Reproducibility 3
 - OR - 
628-122 Basic CNC Programming and Operation 3
623-151 Lean Manufacturing 3
623-170 Process Planning 2
623-196 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
628-110 Integrated Manufacturing Planning - Process Engineering Technology 2
806-137 Comprehensive Technical Physics 4
Total 17
Term 4
628-111 Integrated Manufacturing Production - Process Engineering Technology 2
628-132 Advanced CNC Programming and Operation 3
628-133 Robotics and Automated Material Handling 3
628-142 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
809-195 Economics 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 - OR - 
809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
Total 17
Required Elective Credits 3
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 72

Exit Assessment

Completion of SME Certified Manufacturing Technologist Practice Exam is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

This program is also offered in an evening format. Please click on the Evening Matrix link for more information.

Shared Engineering Program Courses

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