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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

10-623-3 Associate Degree (AAS) 61 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.
**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
Options
Engineering Materials
10-623-121
3Credit
72
90
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.
DC Circuits 1
10-660-110
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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) OR Intermediate Algebra with Applications (10804118)
DC Circuits 2
10-660-111
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Teaches students to draw, edit, dimension, and plot drawings with the AutoCAD software.
CATIA V5 - Basic
10-606-102
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
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)
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.
Ladder Logic & Control Devices
10-660-170
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces hardwired components found in industrial applications used to control simple circuits. Students will learn about switches, relays, contactors, timers, and indicator lamps. Students will use their knowledge of these devices to wire various circuits. Students will use ladder logic diagrams to interconnect and label devices to make complete circuits.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
PLC 1
10-628-151
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and RSLogix 500 Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students use the RSLogix 500 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug programs in RSLogix 500.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170) OR Digital 1 (10605130)
Elements of Machine Design
10-606-121
3Credit
54
108
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)
Fluid Power 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. 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
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
4Credit
108
108
108 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
Lean Process Design
10-623-190
3Credit
72
90
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.
PLC 2
10-628-152
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and Studio 5000 (formerly RSLogix5000) Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students will configure Ethernet communications to connect to the Allen Bradley PLC hardware. Students will use Studio 5000 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug their programs. Students will study industrial sensors and their uses. Students will wire and test sensor operations.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers (10609173) OR PLC 1 (10628151)
Computer-Aided Manufacturing
10-623-120
4Credit
108
108
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) AND CATIA V5-Basic (10606102) or Introduction to Solidworks (10606141)
Project Management
10-623-132
3Credit
54
108
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
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.
Robotics 1
10-628-161
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces basic robotic programming techniques. Hands on experience will include safety, system setup, jogging, events, tools, coordinate systems, and robot movement types.
Robotics 2
10-628-162
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces advanced programming techniques. Hands on experience will include robotic input and output routines, program flow, variables/math instructions, offsets instructions, and operator communication instructions.
Tool Design
10-623-131
3Credit
72
90
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: Solidworks (10606141) OR CATIA V5-Basic (10606102), AutoCAD Fundamentals (10628187) OR Intro to AutoCAD (10606114), Manufacturing Process w/Lab (10623119)

General Studies (17 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
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: ACPL Alg 85+/Arith 65+, Next Gen Alg 276+/Arith 263+, ACT Math 22+, HS GPA 2.75 Arith Only OR Interm Algebra w Apps 10804118 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
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: 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
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

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