The AAS in Engineering Technology builds on skills developed in the Engineering Technology Certificate of Proficiency and Technical Certificate. Students extend their knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, test
equipment, interpreting schematic diagrams, repair techniques, basic circuit design, and simulation techniques, sensor theory and operation, and interfacing electrical and electronic equipment with computer systems. The
program especially emphasizes training students on cutting-edge industrial technology, including networked programmable logic controllers (PLCs), solid state variable frequency motor drives, robotics, and machine vision
systems. This field is an area of critical importance to industry in the face of mounting global competition in the manufacturing sector and presents excellent opportunities for rewarding careers. Due to the broad range of
skills in demand in this field, the degree has several elective options and opportunities for internship that allow students to tailor their programs to specific industries or areas of interest. Additionally, specific course
requirements may be modified to accommodate student career goals with written approval of the Dean. ET 2001 Internship is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the
The Engineering Technology Certificate builds on the skills developed in the Certificate of Proficiency and provides students more advanced skills in computer aided design and manufacturing, mechanical and hydraulic systems, and electrical and electronic troubleshooting. This program prepares students for more advanced study in the AAS Engineering Technology options. Additionally, this certificate may be used as the principal technical
discipline required for the AAS in General Technology. ET 2001 Engineering Technology Internship is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.
The Engineering Technology Certificate of Proficiency develops skills necessary for entry level employment in the manufacturing or industrial maintenance fields. Students will develop basic skills in mathematics, information
technology, drafting and design, and manufacturing processes. This program prepares students for more advanced work in the Engineering Technology Technical Certificate or the AAS in Engineering Technology. Additionally, this
certificate may be used as one of the minor technical disciplines required for the AAS in General Technology. ET 2001 Engineering Technology Internship is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.
- 2014 AAS in Engineering Technology degree plan.
CT 1021 Industrial Safety (1) 1L
This course provides students with the basic safety knowledge required in today’s industrial workplace. Topics covered include accident reduction, safety training, safety involvement,
safety inspections, accident investigations, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, machine
safeguarding, tool safety, materials-handling safety, electrical and fire safety, hazard
communication and OSHA regulations related to these topics. Successful students will receive
their 10 hour OSHA General Industry or OSHA 10 hour Construction Industry certification as
appropriate for their program of study. (Formerly GTT 1021)
MT 1214 Manufacturing Processes I (4) 2L, 6LL
Instruction includes CNC milling and turning setup and operation. Students will also learn and
apply decision making and problem solving skills. Pre-/Co-requisite: CT 1021. Prerequisite:
COMPASS Reading score 44 or higher, ACT Reading score 10 or higher or equivalent.
ET 1024 Semiconductor Devices (4) 2L, 6LL
This course teaches theory and application of semiconductor devices including diodes, bipolar
and field effect transistors, metal oxide devices, thyristors, and the biasing, gain, and impedance
characteristics of basic amplifiers. Students also study basic op-amps comparators summing
amps, and active filters. Prerequisite: ET 1014.
ET 2114 Sensors and Signal Processing (4) 2L, 6LL
This course studies advanced amplifiers, op-amps, comparators, summing amps, active filters,
instrumentation amplifiers, analog/digital conversion, special JC’s, digital signal processing, and
communication circuits. The course emphasizes the use of these circuits with sensors and
instrumentation in biomedical and industrial applications. Students will learn advanced
electronic troubleshooting techniques including researching and purchasing replacement parts.
Prerequisite: ET 1024.
ET 2414 Industrial Electricity/Motors (4) 2L, 6LL
This course is a study of the fundamentals of motors and motor control. The subject matter
includes switches, relays, transformers, three-phase power systems, DC motors, single-hose
motors, overload, protection, and motor controllers. The national Electrical Code Standards for
all circuits are emphasized. Prerequisite: ET 1003 or higher.
ET 2444 Industrial Automation and Robotics (5) 2L, 6LL
This course is an integrated application of microprocessor and electromechanical theories. Study
includes servo systems, machine vision systems, computer hierarchical control, programming,
interfacing, robotic principles, sensors, interfacing, and automation, application, and
implementation. Pre- or co-requisite: ET 2454
CAD 1203 Introduction to Computer Aided Design (3) 3L
This course teaches students to use modern CAD software to produce two-dimensional drawings
for construction and manufacturing applications. It also covers coordinating systems, proper
dimensioning, use of sectioning and projections for visualization, symbol libraries, file
management, and collaborative techniques. It introduces students to three-dimensional design
and visualization tools and their use as an aid to 2D design. It also demonstrates basic principles
of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to show how 2D CAD designs are converted to
Computer Numeric Control (CNC) programs to direct automated machining equipment. Pre/co-
requisite: CIS 1103 or permission of the instructor
ET 2454 Industrial Control Systems (4) 2L, 6LL
This course covers architecture, programming, and interfacing of representative microprocessors
with emphasis on industrial control applications. It uses microprocessor-based trainers to cover
instruction sets, addressing schemes, input/output control, interrupts, arithmetic operations,
assembly-level programming, subroutines, and peripheral interfacing, and applies basic
microprocessor theory to the operation of microcontrollers using microcontrollers common to
industry. This culminates in a study of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), which trains
students in typical programming and interfacing applications found in local industries. Pre or co-
requisite: ET 2014.
Entry-level Annual Wage… $23,445
Average Annual Wage… $37,761
Entry-level Annual Wage… $31,300
Average Annual Wage… $39,269
Entry-level Annual Wage… $29,471
Average Annual Wage… $39,378
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