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Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Overview

Use your science and math skills in the growing manufacturing sector. The Manufacturing Engineering Technologist program provides training for those seeking a career in engineering and engineering technology in support of metal fabrication, plastics processing, and consumer products manufacturing and assembly.

You will gain the following skills:

  • Quality assurance and process control
  • Evaluation of safety rules & regulations
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Monitoring and measurement of manufacturing processes
  • Application of 3D design software
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Application of engineering principles to design for manufacturability

This program allows students to complete their education in two years and begin their manufacturing career.

Advanced Placement Opportunities

This program has an advanced placement entry option. Advanced placement is an opportunity for graduates of a related program to further their education. Learn more about advanced placement for this program.

Career Opportunities

Cost Estimating Engineer

Drafting Designer

Engineering Technician

Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Mechanical Designer

Quality Technician

Just the Facts

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

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   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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Estimated Total:  $11,446

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Manufacturing Engineering Technologist program.

Blueprint Reading
Topics include orthographic projection and sketching, pictorial drawings, standard line types, title blocks, dimensioning, tolerancing, surface texture, threads, gearing design, section views, materials of the trade, computer-aided drafting (CAD), and computer automation used in manufacturing.

Solid Modeling I
This course introduces students to the concepts and commands required to develop 3-D solid models using SolidWorks software.

Solid Modeling II
Students will develop complex parametric models, assemblies, and working drawings, and apply drawing standards, materials, and tabulated dimensions.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers. Learn more about Career Pathways.

Technical Diplomas

Manufacturing Quality

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes


75% of our recent Manufacturing Engineering Technologist graduates got a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

Our recent Manufacturing Engineering Technologist graduates reported an average starting salary of $47,255.


Regional Jobs

There are 43 job openings in the CVTC district for the Manufacturing Engineering Technologist industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

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Focus On Student Success

The instructors are really great and very knowledgeable in 3D modeling, with experience in the field. They can really relate what they’ve seen.

Travis, Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Manufacturing Quality, Technical Diploma


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