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process engineering technology - quality assurance


    Video: Process Engineering Technology - Quality Assurance

    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

    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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    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    606-176CAD 2-D, AutoCAD3
    617-114CAD 3-D, SolidWorks3
    623-162Manufacturing Processes3
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-113College Technical Mathematics 1A3
    890-101**College 1012
    Term 2
    617-115Jig and Fixture Design3
    623-190Basic Metrology3
    628-136Statistical Process Control3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    804-114College Technical Mathematics 1B2
    Term 3
    623-118Gage Calibration, Repeatability and Reproducibility3
     - OR - 
    628-122Basic CNC Programming and Operation3
    623-151Lean Manufacturing3
    623-170Process Planning2
    623-196Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3
    628-110Integrated Manufacturing Planning - Process Engineering Technology2
    806-137Comprehensive Technical Physics4
    Term 4
    623-106Quality Tools3
    623-134Basic CMM Programming and Operation3
    623-167ISO 9001 and Auditing3
    628-111Integrated Manufacturing Production - Process Engineering Technology2
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Required Elective Credits3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements69

    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.