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

Your academic journey can continue at a four-year college or university. Earn your associate degree at Moraine Park and then apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Starting at MPTC makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordableaccessible and convenient. You can go anywhere as MPTC has transfer agreements with colleges and universities both in Wisconsin and throughout the country.

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

Transform the skills and abilities developed through previous experience into college credit through MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning process. 

  • Transfer credit from other colleges/universities
  • Earn college credit for your military training and experience
  • Earn college credit via Advance Placement, CLEP, DANTES/DSST or MPTC Challenge Exams
  • Earn college credit from previous/current work and life experiences

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

Approximate Costs



  • $149.50 per credit (resident)
  • $224.25 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

  • $5.00 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $13.45 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $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.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2024-25 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,462 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $3,008 (if living with parents, $9,147 if living on your own), books and supplies of $1,465, personal expenses of $3,608, and transportation of $4,017 for a total of $17,002. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

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