Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Accreditation: Engineering Technology, Manufacturing 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 .
Manufacturing concentration. The Manufacturing concentration prepares students for challenging careers in computer-assisted methods of manufacturing. Areas of emphasis include manufacturing processes, machine shop practices, computer-based component programming, CNC machining (milling and turning), computer-aided drafting and design, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and computer-assisted measuring (CMM). In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices.
Typical job opportunities: CNC machine programmer/operator, manufacturing engineering technician, production assistant, CMM programmer/operator, project management assistant and technical sales
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 the 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) 694-6513