Quality and Advanced Manufacturing Technology

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/quality-and-advanced-manufacturing-technology/

Program Number: 10-623-8
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, some courses available at the West Bend campus
This program is eligible for financial aid

The Quality and Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree will prepare you to work with automated systems to improve efficiencies and quality in a manufacturing environment.

About the Program

Today’s high-tech manufacturers are using smart technologies and automation to revolutionize their processes. They need a highly skilled workforce trained in manufacturing processes, quality planning, data collection, data analysis and the integration of these functions.

What You'll Learn

The Quality and Advanced Manufacturing Technology program utilizes high-tech labs to expose you to the latest technologies used in manufacturing and prepares you to adapt to change in an ever-changing environment. Applications in problem solving, teamwork and automated manufacturing technologies are emphasized.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.


Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

Credit for Prior Learning

Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:

  •   Previous college coursework from prior institutions
  •   Military training and experience
  •   Passing of MPTC or national exams
  •   Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs



  • $146.20 per credit (resident)
  • $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
623-110 Technical Print Reading 2
623-162 Manufacturing Processes 3
664-110 Introduction to Mechatronics 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
College Mathematics
or College Algebra with Applications
890-101 College 101 2
Semester 2
CAD 3-D, Creo Parametric
or CAD 3-D SolidWorks
623-191 Basic Metrology 2
628-136 Statistical Process Control 3
664-100 Introduction to Industrial Control Systems 2
Communication Course 3
Mathematics Course or Natural Science Course 3
Semester 3
623-111 Integrated Manufacturing Planning - Manufacturing Technology 2
Gage Calibration and Testing
or Basic CNC Programming and Operation
623-166 Lean Process and Quality Planning 3
623-196 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
664-105 Introduction to Industrial Robotics 2
Social Science Course 3
Semester 4
Quality Tools
or Advanced CNC Programming and Operation
623-112 Integrated Manufacturing Production - Manufacturing Technology 2
Basic CMM Programming and Operation
or Computer-Aided Manufacturing
ISO 9001 and Auditing
or Robotics and Vision Systems
664-120 Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things 2
Behavioral Science Course 3
 Total Credits63

Program Outcomes

  • Develop manufacturing processes for a product or part
  • Solve manufacturing problems
  • Apply lean manufacturing principles
  • Develop a quality control plan
  • Design a product or prototype


Earn certificates, a technical diploma and an associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Career Opportunities

  • Continuous Improvement Technician
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Process Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • CNC Programmer
  • Robotics and Material-Handling Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technician

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates