Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Civil Engineering , Electrical Construction Management , Electrical Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering .
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 graphics 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 the 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 to 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: Engineering and Media Technologies department, (865) 694-6483; or program coordinator, (865) 694-6514