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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

10-623-3 Associate Degree (AAS) 63 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses 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.

Technical Studies (46 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Engineering Materials
10-623-121
3
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.
DC Circuits 1
10-660-110
1
Introduces electrical safety and program procedures. The course covers Ohm's Law, power law, series circuits, and voltmeter, ammeter and ohmmeter applications. Number powers, electronic notations, circuit component recognition and diagrams, resistor power ratings, color code, Kirchhoff's voltage law and atomic structure are also included.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or College Technical Math 1A (10804113) or Industrial Maintenance Math (31804308) or College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications (10804197)
DC Circuits 2
10-660-111
1
Covers basic parallel and series-parallel circuits and their properties. Examines the theory, application and design of series-parallel circuits, such as loaded and unloaded voltage dividers and the Wheatstone bridge. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
AC Circuits 1
10-660-114
1
Covers AC waveforms and different voltage values including Peak, RMS, Average and Peak to Peak. The operation of transformers is also included. Laboratory activities using the oscilloscope are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 3 (10660112) OR enrolled in the Manufacturing Engineering Tech program (106233) and Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
AutoCAD Fundamentals
10-628-187
1
Introduces students to creating and editing CAD drawings utilizing AutoCAD software. Students will learn to draw, edit, dimension, and plot drawings.
CATIA V5 - Basic
10-606-102
2
Introduces methods for creating three-dimensional models using CATIA V5 software. Topics include product structure, sketcher, solid modeling, drafting, assembly, surface modeling and sheet metal design. Basic computer skills are required.
Statics and Strength of Materials
10-606-119
3
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)
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.
Ladder Logic & Control Devices
10-660-170
1
Introduces ladder logic diagrams used to document power control networks. Discrete industrial devices are also studied including switches, contactors, relays, timers, and motor starters. Students will design, construct, and troubleshoot ladder logic circuitry following safe working procedures. Memory addressing schemes and PLC hardware of an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 is introduced. Students taking this course should have a working knowledge of DC and AC circuits.
PLC 1
10-628-151
1
Introduces student to the Allen Bradley SLC-500 PLC platform and hardware configurations. Students will create, organize, edit, download, test, and debug RSLogix500 projects using latches, counters, comparing and forcing concepts. Additionally, students will wire industrial sensors as inputs along with various output devices.
Elements of Machine Design
10-606-121
3
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)
Fluid Power 1
10-620-111
1
Provides an introduction to fundamental principles and laws of fluid power. 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)
Fluid Power 2
10-620-112
1
Introduces intermediate fluid power systems. Students examine how fluid power components operate and how they interact within fluid power systems. This course will primarily deal with hydraulic systems. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Fluid Power 1 (10620111)
Manufacturing Processes with Lab
10-623-119
4
Introduces the manufacturing processes used to cast, form, cut, and join materials including hands-on experience with manual machining, forming, and joining processes. Incorporates print reading and basic metrology skills.
Project Management
10-623-132
3
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.
PLC 2
10-628-152
1
Introduces students to the ControlLogix PLC platform and hardware configurations. Students will create, organize, edit, download, test, and debug RSLogix5000 projects using bit operations, timers, and counters. Additionally, students will wire industrial sensors as inputs along with various output devices.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers (10609173) OR PLC 1 (10628151)
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.
Computer-Aided Manufacturing
10-623-120
4
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) AND CATIA V5-Basic (10606102) or Introduction to Solidworks (10606141)
Designing & Improving Processes
10-623-169
4
Incorporates lean production principles with manufacturing process planning and workstation design. Additional topics include standardized work instructions, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), mistake-proofing, changeover reduction, ergonomics, root cause analysis, Six Sigma, and quality management.
Prereqs: Lean Tools 10623195 and Intro to Solidworks 10606141 or CATIA V5-Basic 10606102
Fixtures, Jigs & Tooling
10-623-176
4
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 software to produce a variety of designs.
Prereq: CATIA V5-Basic 10606102 or Intro to Solidworks 10606141; AND Intro to AutoCAD 10606114 or AutoCAD Fundamentals 10628187; Coreq: Manufacturing Processes w/lab 10623119 OR Hot Processes 10457103 and Cold Processes 10420145
Robotics
10-628-112
2
Establishes a firm foundation in industrial robotics. The major electronics and mechanics of common robots are studied. Robot types, typical applications and end-of-arm tooling is presented as well as the programming of pick and place servo robots.

General Studies (17 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications
10-804-197
5
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: ACCPL Algebra >= 85 and ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT(Math) >=22 OR Intermediate Algebra with Apps 10804118 OR not pursuing a degree.
Economics
10-809-195
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
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/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
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/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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