Associate in Applied Science Engineering Technologies

This degree provides students with opportunities to acquire the skills necessary to enter the workplace as competent engineering technicians. Nested certificates in General Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technologies, Electrical, Smart Grid and Micro Grid Technologies and Manufacturing Technologies allow students to focus on distinct career paths. This program combines computer-based modeling with conventional methods in engineering graphics communication. Students use machining as well as instrumentation and control skills to solve basic design-related problems. The program provides foundational learning in regards to critical thinking and problem solving using engineering methods.
NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, please refer to Page 28 of this catalog, or speak with an academic adviser.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
• Evaluate and communicate design goals, constraints, and methodology within the engineering fields of discipline.
• Evaluate, construct, and utilize design models to identify and solve problems related to project management.
• Implement engineering design methodology to predict both primary and alternative solutions.
• Evaluate and solve engineering problems related to course content.
• Articulate and justify both technical considerations and solutions through oral, written, and graphical communication methods in engineering problems.
• Effectively solve problems in teams.
• Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in the field of engineering.

Class Requirements


Communications (6 hrs.)
ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3)
ENGL 216 Technical Writing (3)
Mathematics (5 hrs.)
MATH 150 Pre-calculus (4)
MATH 150L Pre-calculus Lab (1)
Laboratory Science (4 hrs.)
PHYS 121 General Physics I (3)
PHYS 121L General Physics I Lab (1)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (3-6 hrs.)
Humanities and Fine Arts (3-6 hrs.)
The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal 9 credit hours.
Health and Wellness (1 hr.)

ENGR 111 Introduction to Engineering (3)
ENGR 121 Engineering Graphics (3)
ENGR 122 Engineering Methods (3)
ENGR 160 Engineering Graphics and Design (3)
ENGR 260 Mechanical Engineering Design (2)
ENGR 260L Mechanical Engineering Design Lab (2)
ENGR 298 Internship (3)
ENVR 113 Instrumentation and Controls (3)

Related Requirements (13 HRS min.)

Students must work closely with an engineering adviser to select courses appropriate to their field of study.
Choose at least 13 credits from other appropriate fields, which may include Mechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Smart Grid and Micro Grid Technologies, or Manufacturing Technologies. Related certificates include General Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technologies, and Electrical and Smart Grid/Micro Grid Technologies.

Choose 13 or more hours from the following:
ALFT 111 Introduction to Alternate Fuels (3)
ELEC 111 Electronic Fundamentals (4)
ELEC 151 Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (3)
ELEC 201 Smart Energy Management Systems (3)
ENGR 231 Engineering Graphics II (3)
SOLR 121 Design and installation of Photovoltaic Systems I (3)
Or other engineering technology related course(s) approved by an engineering adviser
Six credit hours of the A.A. and A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.

  • Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  • Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.