Quality Engineering Technology

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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


Students prepare to become technicians who ensure that products, components, materials and processes meet quality and safety standards in a wide range of industries. This program emphasizes quality methods that reduce waste and improve business/manufacturing processes.

With the growing focus on quality standards across all facets of business, the need for well-trained quality assurance personnel has increased.

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

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
(1) MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡
(or) MATH-201 College Algebra ‡
(1) MCDESG-114 SolidWorks 1
(or) MCDESG-133 Inventor 1
(or) MCDESG-135 PTC Creo (Pro/E) 1
(1) QETECH-116 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
(1) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level HIST or SOCSCI course
(2) BADM-104 Business Statistics ‡ 3
(2) ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(2) MATH-116 College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡
(or) MATH-202 Trigonometry ‡
(2) MTRLS-105 Statistical Process Analysis 2
(2) QETECH-138 Introduction to Quality Engineering ‡ 3
(3) ECON-195 Economics
(or) Any 200-level ECON course
(3) ELECTIVES (Three credits needed) 3
(3) MGTDEV-188 Project Management 3
(3) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
(3) QETECH-118 Lean Principles 3
(3) QETECH-132 Six Sigma Green Belt 1 ‡ 3
(4) LOGMGT-146 Operations Management 3
(4) MGTDEV-192 Managing for Quality 3
(4) QETECH-134 Six Sigma Green Belt 2 ‡ 3
(4) QETECH-142 Six Sigma Green Belt Project ‡ 3
(4) QETECH-144 Supplier Quality Assurance ‡ 3

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ 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, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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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 total quality control concepts: inspection methods, data collection and application of sampling plans, quality cost, and quality audits
  • Apply appropriate problem-solving methodologies - Lean, Six Sigma, 8D
  • Assure quality systems are working and take corrective action through continuous improvement
  • Characterize quality systems currently used in industry
  • Apply analytical mathematics including basic and advanced statistical techniques
  • Analyze cost components to conduct opportunity assessment, cost/benefit analysis, and project selection

Career Outlook

With the increasing trend toward quality across all facets of business, and as the need and importance of international standards (ISO) become more prevalent, so does the need for well-trained quality assurance personnel. 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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Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 01/07/2021