Operational Excellence

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 10-623-9
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Quality Engineering Technology Degree


(formerly known as Quality Engineering Technology)

Students prepare to become leaders who ensure that products and services meet performance standards and customer expectations in a wide range of industries. This program teaches problem-solving techniques to reduce waste, eliminate defects and reduce variation in any process.

With the growing focus on operational excellence in all industries, well-trained, critical thinking leaders are in high demand.

This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Additional program details: You will learn various inspection and testing methods, processes and techniques to identify defects or deviations from specifications. Quality methods are emphasized that reduce waste and improve business/manufacturing processes. Opportunities exist in a range of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, electronics and food processing.


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Detailed Program Information

2023-24 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ENG-195 Written Communication ‡
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
MCDESG-114 SolidWorks 1
(or) MCDESG-133 Inventor 1
(or) MCDESG-135 PTC Creo (Pro/E) 1
QETECH-116 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
QETECH-138 Introduction to Quality Engineering ‡ 3
SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level HIST or SOCSCI course
BADM-104 Business Statistics ‡ 3
ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication ‡
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡
(or) MATH-201 College Algebra ‡
MATH-116 College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡
(or) MATH-202 Trigonometry ‡
MTRLS-105 Statistical Process Analysis 2
ECON-195 Economics
(or) Any 200-level ECON course

(Three credits) Suggested elective: ENTREP-101 

QETECH-188 Project Management 3
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
QETECH-118 Lean Principles 3
QETECH-132 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 1 ‡ 3
LOGMGT-146 Operations Management 3
QETECH-134 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 2 ‡ 3
QETECH-142 Six Sigma Green Belt Project ‡ 3
QETECH-144 Supplier Quality Assurance ‡ 3

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times and locations, visit the full course catalog (link).

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.


Upon completion of specified coursework, students may be eligible for the following digital badge(s):

Lean project managementLean Six Sigma green belt

2023-24 Program Cards

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Apply Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies
  • Apply statistical tools to drive process improvement and to characterize process performance and product and service quality
  • Apply the tools of continuous improvement, problem solving, root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Demonstrate quality audit principles
  • Demonstrate measurement and inspection skills

Career Outlook

With the increasing trend toward quality across all facets of business and the focus on reduction of waste and elimination of defects in any process, there is increased need for well-trained, critical thinking leaders. When students complete the Quality Engineering Technology degree, they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to make their organization more efficient and effective.

Possible Careers

Quality Analyst
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Inspector
Quality Manager
Quality Supervisor

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level algebra.

Note: Students should be proficient in using computer programs and the internet. Specific emphasis is placed on Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 



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Last updated: 04/22/2024