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Process Engineering Technology - Industrial/Manufacturing


Video: Process Engineering Technology - Industrial/Manufacturing

Program Number: 10-623-8
School Year: 2017-2018
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

  • $43,000

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

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

Career Pathways

Career Pathways offer a guide to help you achieve your education and employment goals. With short-term education options based on stackable credits, Career Pathways allow you to build upon your education goals as you plan your career advancement. At each step of the way, your classes will stack to more advanced certificates and diplomas, earning industry recognized credentials that provide you potentially new employment opportunities.

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.   

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
801-1xx Communication Course 3
804-114 College Technical Mathematics 1B 2
Total 14
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
620-151 Fanuc Robotics and Vision Systems 3
628-111 Integrated Manufacturing Production - Process Engineering Technology 2
628-132 Advanced CNC Programming and Operation 3
628-142 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 17
Required Elective Credits 3
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 69

General Education Options

View the Process Engineering Technology General Education Course Options.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Academic Planner

Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

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.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.