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Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Program Details

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.

Just the Facts

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
62 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $11,689

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CVTC offers up to $5,000 scholarships to students enrolled full-time in STEM programs who exhibit academic talent and financial need. To learn more and apply, click here.

Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Career Pathway  

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

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

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

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Make More Money

Our recent Manufacturing Engineering Technologist graduates reported an average starting salary of $41,215.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


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

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.


  • Cost Estimating Engineer
  • Drafting Designer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Quality Technician

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Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 1% growth is projected in manufacturing engineering positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

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