• Engineering Technology Curriculum

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    The Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology degree is designed specifically for students seeking a two-year degree that equips them for entry-level technician jobs in the engineering field and prepares them for future advanced studies in engineering. Engineering technicians work in support of engineers completing drawings, contributing to design or overseeing manufacturing/construction processes.

    This degree includes coursework both in engineering technology as well as the required science, math and engineering courses required as preparatory work for a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Students should meet with an adviser to select an appropriate set of courses for their electives that will best prepare them for their chosen area of interest in engineering.

    Additional Program Outcomes
    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Apply mathematics, science and engineering skills
    • Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
    • Function on multidisciplinary teams
    • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in a subject areas chosen from: mechanical engineering, civil engineering, manufacturing processes, drafting, surveying or fundamentals of electricity
    • Analyze applied physics problems with an emphasis in applied mechanics
    • Determine forces and stresses in elementary mechanical systems
    • Calculate basic loads and demands in systems
    • Working in a team, apply technical expertise in creating a product from concept to working prototype
    • Describe the ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession

      First Quarter (Fall)
      Course Number Course Title Credits
      CH221 General Chemistry I 5
      GE101 Engineering Orientation 4
      MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 4
      WR121 English Composition 4
      Related Elective 3
      Second Quarter (Winter)
      Course Number Course Title Credits
      CH222 General Chemistry II 5
      GE115 Engineering Graphics or
      ENGR248 Engineering Graphics: Solidworks
      MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus 4
      WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
      Third Quarter (Spring)
      Course Number Course Title Credits
      GE102 Engineering Computations 3
      MTH253 Calculus III 4
      Human Relations 3
      Related Elective 3
      Fourth Quarter (Fall)
      Course Number Course Title Credits
      ENGR211 Statics 4
      MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus 5
      PH211 General Physics with Calculus I 5
      Health and Physical Education requirement2 3
      Fifth Quarter (Winter)
      Course Number Course Title Credits
      ENGR213 Strength of Materials 4
      ET240 Project Design I 3
      MTH256 Differential Equations 5
      PH212 General Physics with Calculus II 5
      Sixth Quarter (Spring)
      Course Number Course Title Credits
      ENGR212 Dynamics 4
      ET250 Project Design II 4
      MTH261 Linear Algebra 4
      PH213 General Physics with Calculus III 5
      Total Credits 100

    1Refer to AAS Degree requirements.

    Engineering Technology Related Electives

    ART234 Life Drawing I
    ART115 Basic Design I: Two-Dimensional
    ENGR201 Electrical Fundamentals I
    ET142 Civil CAD
    ET150 Plane Surveying
    ET200 Route Surveying
    ET210 Sustainable Engineering
    ET220 Renewable Energy Technology
    ET222 Fluid Mechanics
    ET227 Engineering Project Management
    ET230 Sustainable Energy Modeling
    ET232 Stormwater Management
    ET261 Concrete Construction Design
    ET262 Soil Mechanics
    ET263 Structural Design
    ET265 Site Development
    HST101 Western Civilization: Ancient and Classical Europe
    MFG212 Cam Concepts I
    PHL201 Introduction to Philosophy
    PSY201 General Psychology
    SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    Any 200-level language course