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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology, AAS

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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division; B. Brezina, Program Coordinator

Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers as engineering technicians capable of performing a variety of tasks in support of engineering, scientific and technological areas of business, industry or governmental operation. Employment in this field is expected to increase much faster than other occupations due to anticipated continued strong demand for computers, communication equipment, and technical products. More technicians will be needed to help develop, produce, and service these products.

Students will develop competencies in the general skills of engineering technology and will study related subjects necessary to provide a broad educational foundation. Students will tailor the program to meet their individual career needs through the selection of electives in chemistry, physics, electronics, computeraided drafting, information technology, or engineering.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

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Career Opportunities:

engineering technicians to provide support in engineering, scientific, and technological areas of business, industry, or governmental operation

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will...

  1. Identify professional, ethical, security, and societal issues related to engineering technology.
  2. Combine fundamental engineering technology principles and the use of modern tools to select and implement the methodology required to solve engineering technology problems demonstrating appropriate safety practices.
  3. Work effectively with other members of an engineering team to perform tests, analyze results, and recommend a course of action.
  4. Setup, develop, and modify as necessary engineering drawings using modern Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software.
  5. Describe and compare mechanical properties of engineering materials and modern manufacturing technologies.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Mathematics (3 credits)


Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Mathematics (3 credits)


Communication (3 credits)


Elective (3 credits)


  • CHE (except CHE 1000 *), DFT, EGR, EGT, ELT, ITS, MFT, MTH 1120 * or higher, PHY


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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