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Industrial Engineering Technology

10-623-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Online

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Prepare to be an effective team member and problem solver in today's fast-paced manufacturing environment. In this program, you’ll learn about the issues facing industrial engineering and gain core background knowledge of lean production principles. You'll also learn about the analytical methods used to evaluate, problem solve and improve processes, including Six Sigma, and how to employ these methods to improve the workplace around you. When you’ve completed this program, you'll be ready to work in the manufacturing, food processing and service industries.

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 (40 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
IE/ME Production Engineering
10-623-103
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides an overview of the functions of industrial and manufacturing engineering, stressing the importance of a systems approach in achieving operational excellence.
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.
Introduction to Six Sigma
10-623-194
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the basic concepts needed to implement a Six Sigma approach in an organization. Major course topics include Six Sigma definition; impact of quality on cost, project selection, and definition; and process performance measures and Six Sigma roles.
Interpretation of Engineering Drawings
10-623-106
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Teaches students how to visualize a three-dimensional part from a drawing, interpret dimensions and tolerances, identify symbols commonly used in engineering drawings, and use engineering drawings for comparison, analysis and problem-solving purposes.
IE/ME-Facility Planning & Material Handling
10-623-112
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides students with practical means to use data to develop and improve plant and facility layouts and improve material handling methods that will yield higher production, lower costs, and/or improve the quality and customer service.
Manufacturing Processes
10-623-148
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamental manufacturing process families. Learners focus first on how the processes move from a primary process of operation to the secondary process; then examine the tools and tooling used in manufacturing, forming, and casting techniques and their application, as well as material removal processes.
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.
Transformational Leadership
10-623-155
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the fundamental truths of good leadership that have stood the test of time. Learners use these fundamentals to develop their leadership skills to see how they can make a difference.
Lean Events
10-623-191
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces the culture and outlines the characteristics of an organization that has embraced lean principles. Provides details of planning and facilitating process improvement events, including value stream mapping.
Statistics for Six Sigma
10-623-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers tools needed in the measure, analyze and control phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, statistical inferences and measurement system analysis are examples.
Ergonomics
10-449-119
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides the student with an understanding of human engineering. The course will cover the methods to control repetitive motion injuries, office design, and the concept of ease and efficiency for industrial workers. Workstation design in the office and assembly line operations are a part of the class.
IE/ME-Work Measurement
10-623-107
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Helps the learner to develop skills in designing work stations, developing better work methods, establishing work standards, balancing assembly lines, and estimating labor costs. The time study techniques the learner will use include predetermined time standard systems, stopwatch, and work sampling.
Advanced Statistical Tools for Six Sigma
10-623-197
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers a variety of tools needed to analyze and improve phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. Design of experiments, regression analysis and design for Six Sigma are examples.
Prereq: Statistics for Six Sigma
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.

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
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
College Mathematics
10-804-107
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, measurement and data. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 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
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
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

Suggested Electives (5 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
AutoCAD, Introduction to
10-606-114
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Covers the very basics of AutoCAD - introduction to the user interface, basic drawing commands, basic editing commands, and basic viewing commands. This course will give the student a comfort level for working within the AutoCAD environment and the knowledge needed for more advanced CAD courses offered within the various degree programs.
Technical Reporting
10-801-197
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the preparation and presentation of a variety of oral and written technical reports. This course is designed as an advanced communication course for students who have completed at least the prerequisite writing course and a minimum of two semesters of relevant program course work.
Prereq: Written Comm or English Comp 1 with a C or better and a minimum of 24 college credits OR active in UW-O Cert. AODA students have additional coreq of Assessment & Diagnosis of Substance Abuse. OTA students have prereq of Intro to OT.
Engineering Internship - 2 Cr
10-623-102
2Credit
144
0
144 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Incorporates having the student work on a special project in an engineering office at a local employer. The position will provide support to the project and provide a final report on the project status or completion.

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