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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.

Throughout the program, students will learn:

  • Manufacturing systems, automation and operations
  • 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
  • Statistics, quality and continuous improvement, and industrial organization and management

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.

Part of a career pathway, you will already have credits toward the Manufacturing Engineering Technologist program if you completed the Manufacturing Quality technical diploma at CVTC. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.

Program Objectives & Student Outcomes

The Manufacturing Engineering Technologist program is committed to providing the best curriculum and education to its students. Read the program's mission statement, program objectives, and student learning outcomes.

Career Opportunities

Cost Estimating Engineer

Drafting Designer

Engineering Technician

Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Mechanical Designer

Quality Control Technician

Graduate Employers


5 Star Plastics

Cardinal LG

Just the Facts

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
60 Credit Associate Degree

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Two Years

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Eau Claire

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Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

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 Estimated Total: $13,134

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can 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.

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.

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Yearly Salary

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist professionals make an average starting salary of $53,764.


Regional Jobs

There are 22 job openings in the CVTC district for the Manufacturing Engineering Technologist industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.


Focus On Student Success

“Any time I can work with the SolidWorks software, I really enjoy it. It’s even better when you get to use it with the 3D printer and see your design become reality.”

Dylan, 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


Mold Maker

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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Program Accreditation

ABET - Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission

This program is accredited by the ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission. ABET accreditation assures confidence that a collegiate program has met standards essential to prepare graduates to enter critical STEM fields in the global workforce.