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Engineering Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Engineering Technology program is designed to provide skills required of entry-level engineering technicians. Students are provided with the fundamentals of physics, engineering, computer hardware, programming, engineering design fundamentals, and computer software program usage. A solid foundation in mathematics, science, communication skills, humanities, and social sciences provides a well-rounded curriculum.


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Field of Interest: 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Fall 2020
Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
The credit hour range is subject to change depending on the student`s educational experiences. PHY111 AND PHY112 are also strongly recommended for those who have not completed one year of high school physics with a grade of C or better.
CHM130Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
CHM130LLFundamental Chemistry Lab (1)
CHM130AAFundamental Chemistry with Lab (4)
one year of high school chemistry with a grade of C or better taken within the last five years0-4
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment0-5
MAT187Precalculus (5)
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3)
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3)
Equivalent by assessment0-8
Academic Plan: 
Engineering Technology (DEG)

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in these courses to complete their degree.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ECE102Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques (2) OR
ECE102AAEngineering Analysis Tools and Techniques (2)2
ECE103Engineering Problem Solving and Design (2) OR
ECE103ABEngineering Problem Solving and Design (2) OR
ECE103EPEngineering Problem Solving and Design (EPICS projects) (2)2
EEE202Circuits and Devices5
MAT220Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) OR
MAT221Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)4-5
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
MAT240Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR
MAT241Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4)4-5
MAT276Modern Differential Equations (4) OR
MAT277Modern Differential Equations (3)3-4
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
PHY116University Physics II (5) OR
PHY131University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)4-5
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select 16-20 credits from the following list of electives based on their area of Engineering and interests. Consultation with Program Director is recommended particularly for students considering transfer to the university so that they optimize their transferable course work.
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3)
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5)
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)4
CHM236General Organic Chemistry IIA (3) OR
CHM238General Organic Chemistry IIB (3)3
CSC100Introduction to Computer Science (C++) (3) OR
CSC100AAIntroduction to Computer Science (C++) (3) OR
CSC100ABIntroduction to Computer Science (C++) (4) OR
CSC110Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (3) OR
CSC110ABIntroduction to Computer Science (Java)(4)3-4
CSC205Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3) OR
CSC205ABObject Oriented Programming and Data Structures (4)3-4
CSC/EEE120Digital Design Fundamentals (4) OR
ECE216Computer-Aided Engineering (2) AND
ECE216LLComputer-Aided Engineering Laboratory (1)3-4
ECE105MATLAB Programming1
ECE111Bioengineering Systems3
ECE211Engineering Mechanics-Statics3
ECE212Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics3
ECE214Engineering Mechanics4
ECE215Mechanics of Materials3
CSC/EEE220Programming for Computer Engineering3
CSC/EEE230Computer Organization and Assembly Language4
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture3
MAT225Elementary Linear Algebra3
MAT227Discrete Mathematical Structures3
PHY241University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena4
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 15-18
General Education CoreCredits: 9-12
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
COM100or COM110 or COM230 recommended.
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
MathematicsCredits: 0
Met by any Mathematics course listed in the Required Courses area.
General Education DistributionCredits: 6
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits: 0
Met by PHY115 or PHY121 in the Required Courses area.
  • Use of computer tools and computer modeling as applied to engineering analysis and design. (ECE102, ECE102AA)
  • Write technical reports consistent with engineering analysis and engineering design project specifications, using microcomputer application programs. (ECE103, ECE103AB, ECE103EP)
  • Analyze and solve engineering design problems as a member of an engineering project team. (ECE103, ECE103AB, ECE103EP, PHY115, PHY121, PHY116, PHY131)
  • Compose a program evaluation and review analysis of an engineering design project. (ECE103, ECE103AB, ECE103EP, PHY115, PHY116, PHY131)
  • Use algebraic and trigonometric functions to solve electronic problems. (EEE202, MAT220, MAT221)
  • Apply Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws to the solution of DC circuits and networks. (EEE202)
  • Apply Kirchhoff's laws in conjunction with phasor concepts to solve AC circuits and networks. (EEE202, PHY116, PHY131)
  • Use basic circuit analysis to design and measure a linear analog electrical system. (EEE202, PHY116, PHY131)
  • Use Laplace Transform to analyze and characterize linear circuits. (EEE202, MAT276, MAT277)
  • Design an active linear circuit to implement a desired transfer function. (EEE202, MAT240, MAT241)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of digital and analog circuits by employing logical troubleshooting procedures. (EEE202, PHY116, PHY131)
  • Apply physics and mathematics principles to systematically solve engineering problems. (MAT220, MAT221, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, PHY115, PHY121, PHY116, PHY131)
  • Employ reliable engineering principles to design an optimum problem solution, using approved data interpretation techniques as part of an engineering problem analysis. (PHY116)

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