Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Accreditation: Engineering Technology, Industrial Maintenance Concentration is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 3801 Lake Boone Trail Suite 190, Raleigh, NC 27607, (919) 635-8335, www.atmae.org.
Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Civil Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing and Sustainable Design .
Industrial Maintenance concentration. The Industrial Maintenance concentration is a blend of mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies that together form a complex system used by the manufacturing industry. The program prepares students to work in an integrated, multidisciplinary industrial environment. Skills emphasized include troubleshooting techniques, system preventative maintenance and safety with respect to electrical components, mechanical components and electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in mechatronics systems. Students successfully completing this program will have the knowledge and training to manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronics systems with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process controls. In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices.
Typical job opportunities: Industrial machinery maintenance, industrial machinery repair, plant maintenance, commercial maintenance, and machinery installation and testing
Program goals. Upon completion of an Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
- Apply basic engineering theories and concepts creatively to analyze and solve technical problems.
- Utilize with a high degree of knowledge and skill, equipment, instruments, software and technical reference materials currently used in industry.
- Communicate effectively using developed writing, speaking and graphic skills.
- Assimilate and practice the concepts and principles of working in a team environment.
- Obtain employment within the discipline or matriculate to a four-year program in engineering or industrial technology.
Program competencies. Upon completion of an Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
A. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the concentration of study to specifically defined engineering technology activities.
B. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology by applying it to engineering technology problems using developed practical knowledge.
C. Conduct and report the results of standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiment or project results.
D. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
E. Identify, analyze and solve specifically defined engineering technology-based problems.
F. Employ written, oral and visual communication in a technical environment.
Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or program coordinator, (865) 694-6497