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Associate Degree

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist

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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.

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.

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Just the Facts

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
60 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months


Financial Aid Eligible


Advanced Placement Available


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $10,199

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Career Opportunities

Manufacturing Engineer

Process Engineer

Technical Engineering Manager

Graduate Employers

Drylock Technologies


Midwest Manufacturing

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist professionals make an average starting salary of $50,425.



100% of our recent Manufacturing Engineering Technologist graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 32 job openings in the CVTC district for the Manufacturing Engineering Technologist industry.

* 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.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Manufacturing Engineering Technologist program.

Sample Courses

Engineering Principles
Engineers must consider material properties and process capabilities to design and make products. This introductory course will explore the principles of engineering with an emphasis on the field of manufacturing. Students will encounter the challenges of engineering by designing and building projects that involve problem solving, teamwork, professionalism, and ethics. OSHA safety certification will be included as part of this course.

Solid Modeling I
This course introduces the student to the concepts and commands required to develop 3-D solid models using SolidWorks software. Students will learn to constrain models and develop parametric models. Students will also produce 2-D working drawings from the models. Topics will also include dimensioning, orthographic views, and section views.

Automation for Manufacturing
Application of automated systems is improving the productivity of the manufacturing industry. This course focuses on the design and development of automated systems in manufacturing. The course introduces various automated systems used in manufacturing including sensors, transducers, actuators, drives, robotics, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

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Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways  What is a 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.

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Dylan, Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Student

“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.”


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

Automation Engineering Technology, Associate Degree

Machine Tool Operator, Technical Diploma

Manufacturing Quality, Technical Diploma


Mold Maker


Production Technician

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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  Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.

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Program Accreditation

ABET - Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission

Associates of Applied Science Manufacturing Engineering Technologist is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs. ABET accreditation assures confidence that a collegiate program has met standards essential to prepare graduates to enter critical STEM fields in the global workforce. View accreditation information.

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Admission Requirements

Each program requires specific requirements a student must meet to be considered for admissions to this program.

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Advanced Placement

This program has an advanced placement option. Eligibility for advanced placement requires students to meet additional requirements.

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