Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

General Engineering Technology, Associate of Applied Science

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CIP Code: 15.0000
Length: 4 Semesters


The General Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare individuals to meet the growing needs of high-technology industries for trained technicians. Courses in this applied science degree are designed to develop competent engineering technicians who, upon graduation, will have the academic and technical preparation to enter demanding workforce positions, to pursue additional on-the-job training, or to enroll in an advanced program of study in engineering technology. Students in this program should consult with the engineering technology faculty advisor to select career electives.

Occupational Objectives

Students completing this degree should be eligible for employment in one or more of the following occupations: manufacturing technician, industrial engineering technician, industrial electronics technician, industrial instrumentation technician, instrumentation specialist, instrumentation planner, instrumentation engineering assistant and instrument repairperson. In addition, instrument technicians often work with engineers or scientists developing and designing highly complex instruments to measure and record data, control and regulate the operation of machinery, or measure the variables encountered in industrial processes.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, reading, and mathematics. Students who do not meet entry requirements, or whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses in English, mathematics, and/or reading. These developmental course credits do not apply toward the degree. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete the degree.

Graduation Requirements

The General Engineering Technology Degree follows general graduation requirements as stated in the catalog.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the General Engineering Technology program should have the ability to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of current and voltage, both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC);
  • Understand fundamental concepts of fluid systems including pneumatics, hydraulics, control systems and instrumentation associated with those systems;
  • Become familiar with functionality of electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, transistors, electro-mechanical, optical and integrated circuits;
  • Analysis of circuits to determine functionality;
  • Perform troubleshooting on an electrical circuit to determine faults and corrective action;
  • Use technical documentation for analysis, troubleshooting and repair, and
  • Communicate technical concepts and status in both verbal and written form.

First Semester

First Semester Total Credits: 17

Second Semester Total Credits: 17

Third Semester

Third Semester Total Credits: 17

Fourth Semester

  • (3 Credits)
  • Approved Career Elective (4 Credits) 4
  • Approved Career Elective (3 Credits) 4
  • Approved Humanities Elective (3 Credits) 6
  • Elective (3 Credits) 7

Fourth Semester Total Credits: 17

Total Minimum Credits: 68

1 MTH 154  or higher may replace this course.
2 ITE 115  is recommended. ITE 100  or ITE 119  may replace this course Contact advisor for recommendation.
3 IND 146 may replace IND 150 .
4 Courses used to fulfill this requirement DRF 231 , EGR 120 , ELE 120 ELE 127 ELE 138 ELE 143 ELE 144 ELE 149 ENE 104 , ETR 167, ETR 198  ETR 263  ETR 271  ETR 272 , INS 220 INS 231 INS 233 INS 290 ITN 107 , ITP 100  ITP 110  ITP 120  ITP 132 .
5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement· ECO, GEO, HJS, PLS, PSY, SOC.
6 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (lit). MUS and ART cannot be skills based.
7 Students may take an approved career elective or contact advisor for recommendation.

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