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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

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Degree Type
60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

Time to Degree
2 years

Start Date
August / January

How You'll Learn

  • Evening

Manufacturing engineering technology blends knowledge from multiple subject areas, such as science, math, computers and mechanical/electrical engineering to solve problems in manufacturing. Technicians assist engineering and management in the creation of new products and improvement of production processes. In this program, develop a comprehensive background in manufacturing and lean processes, automated manufacturing and modern design methods.

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading and writing skills:
    • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
    • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
    • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
    • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

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Contact Us

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Potential Careers

If you are a hands-on problem solver who enjoys working with a variety of tools and materials and making systems and processes work more efficiently, a career in manufacturing engineering technology might be right for you. Those working in this area have solid skills in STEM and an interest in improving productivity.

  • Engineering Technician
  • Process Technician
  • Quality Control Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
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Career Salaries

$44,300 – $71,200 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Financial Aid

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. Gain insight into a broad range of manufacturing processes.
  2. Earn a certificate in Lean Enterprise along the way.
  3. Position yourself for a variety of jobs related to continuous improvement.

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Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced high school classes, previous college coursework, self-study, military training work or volunteer experience.

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

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