Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Solving problems, streamlining  processes, adding value.


At this time the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program has been suspended and the college is not accepting applications.

Solving problems, streamlining processes, adding value

Minnesota State College Southeast's Manufacturing Engineering Technology AAS degree program will help you prepare for a career in engineering technology in support of metal fabrication, plastics processing, and consumer products manufacturing.

Our program offers a practical, hands-on approach to determining the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production - people, machines, materials, information, and energy - to make a product. You will learn how to:

  • analyze engineering design problems
  • analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
  • use drafting and mechanical drawing techniques
  • use technical information in manufacturing or industrial activities

Many companies struggle to find individuals who have a keen understanding of fundamental manufacturing principles. With a degree from MSC Southeast, you will be able to step into a manufacturing environment and add value to their manufacturing processes.

Major Offerings

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology (AAS) View Classes
    Winona - 60 cr
    Note: This major is no longer accepting applications.

Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments; analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communicate effectively

Placement & Costs

Program Job Placement: TBD
Estimated Program Costs (PDF)

Career Opportunities

  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Engineering Technician
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Project Analyst

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • Study full-time or part-time while earning this degree
  • Some classes can be completed online, some on campus in Winona
  • 2nd year internship gives practical experience


Roger Holland
Roger Holland graduated in 1976 from the Winona Area Technical Institute (now MSC Southeast) Tool and Die Program. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Design from Western Wisconsin Technical College and a Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education from Bemidji State University. Roger's experience includes: Tool & Die Maker, CNC programmer, Drafting & Design Technician and Training & Education Coordinator for Trane Air Conditioning Company, La Crosse, WI.

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education from Winona State University, 1987 a Machine Tool Diploma from WWTI La Crosse, 1977 and a Welding Diploma from WWTI La Crosse, 1984. His work experience includes Tool & Die Maker (Journeyman), CNC Machinist/Welder (Certified) Quality Assurance and Custom Training instructor.

Jim Ziegler
Jim Ziegler graduated from the Western Wisconsin Technical Institute’s Drafting Program in 1981. He also holds a bachelor of science in Career and Technical Education from University of Wisconsin-Stout. Jim's work experience includes drafting technician through mechanical designer using a variety of CAD platforms. He has supervised drafting and CAD programs in multiple industries and has worked in mobile hydraulics, electronic component manufacture, architectural lighting and consulting. Jim has more than 25 years of experience teaching CAD Design.

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