Engineering Technology (AAS)
Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 60
For more information: Contact David Antol, Coordinator for Applied Technology at 443-412-2472, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
This program prepares students for employment in a variety of industries that use technicians or technology specialists to support engineering staff. A strong emphasis is placed on applications, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Upon graduation, students will be able to use these skills to organize, and carry out engineering technology projects. Graduates of this program will demonstrate knowledge of CADD, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, blueprint reading, and mechanics. Engineering and science courses are important parts of this program.
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
- Apply appropriate communications skills to work independently and collaboratively within an organization to promote the goals and objectives of the work unit.
- Recognize how to facilitate successful completion of technical projects.
- Demonstrate competency in using technical tools, technology, methods, and processes.
- Recognize professional and ethical behavior.
- Apply problem solving skills to technical problems.
Governments, businesses, organizations, and private contractors connected to engineering research and technology fields recognize an ongoing need for skilled/trained engineering technicians and technologists. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that opportunities for engineering technicians will be best for individuals with an associate degree or extensive job training in engineering technology. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, overall employment of engineering technicians and technologists is expected to be 136,000 by 2024. A wide variety of job opportunities exist in manufacturing, electronics, production and processing, operations, and research and development.
Recommended Course Sequence
|CADD 101||Introduction to CADD||3|
|CIS 102||Introduction to Information Sciences (GI)||3|
|ENGT 101||Introduction to Engineering Technology||3|
|ENGT 102||Blueprint Reading||1|
|MATH 103||Trigonometry (GM)||3|
|ENGR 101||Engineering Drawing I||2|
|ENG 101||English Composition (GE)||3|
|ENGT 108/ELEC 105||Introduction to Electronics||4|
|ENGT 109||LabVIEW Fundamentals||3|
|ENGT 223||Principles of Mechanics||3|
or CIS 115
|Cooperative Education III: Business Administration
or Fundamentals of Programming
|ENGT 105||Electrical Control Systems||3|
|ENGR 203||Engineering Materials||3|
|ENGT 224||Quality Assurance for Technicians||2|
|Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective (GL)||4|
|PHIL Elective (GH)||3|
|ENG 209||Technical Writing||3|
|ENGT 107||Principles of Hydraulics and Pneumatics||4|
|Physical Education Elective||1|
|Behavioral/Social Science Elective (GB)||3|
|CMST 105||Interpersonal Communication (GI) (D)||3|
General Education Degree Requirements
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Behavioral/Social Science (GB)
English Composition (GE)
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (GI)
Biological/Physical Laboratory Science (GL)
Biological/Physical Science (GS)