Engineering Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Engineering Technology program prepares students as entry-level engineering technicians. They will apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers engaged in a wide variety of projects. Includes instruction in various engineering support functions, including preparation in the areas of research, production, and operations. This degree will prepare highly skilled and needed workers for area manufacturers and the tech industry.

Details

Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Degree Type
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan
Engineering Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3187
Total credits required
61-71
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective Term
Fall 2022
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Use computer programming, computer tools, and computer modeling as applied to engineering analysis and design.
  2. Analyze engineering designs as a member of an engineering project team.
  3. Apply principles of engineering, science, and mathematics to solve engineering problems.
  4. Apply visual and spatial reasoning to create and interpret engineering diagrams.
  5. Safely and correctly use tools and equipment for industrial and lab applications.
  6. Conduct appropriate experimentation and testing.
  7. Employ appropriate engineering principles to collect and interpret data.
  8. Write technical reports consistent with engineering analysis and engineering design.
  9. Demonstrate effective collaboration and participation on a diverse and inclusive team to establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  10. Use effective written, visual, and oral strategies to communicate to a range of audiences.
  11. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and the implications for society at large.
  12. Demonstrate creativity, curiosity, and adaptability in a variety of contexts.
  13. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field.

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians

$59,110

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

$58,780

Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

$73,490

Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

$61,950

Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

$60,220

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2021.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECE102 Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques Critical course Gateway course 2
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT187 or
MAT220 or
MAT221
Precalculus or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course MA 4–5
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG108 First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
Prog Course Programming Course Critical course 3–4
PHY111 or
PHY111AA or
PHY115 or
PHY121
General Physics I or General Physics I or University Physics I or University Physics I: Mechanics SQ 4–5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECE104 or
ECE294++ or
ECE296 or
ECE298++
EPICS Gold I or Special Topics in Engineering or Cooperative Education or Special Projects 1–4
RE or
RE or
COM100 or
COM110
Restricted Electives or Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication COM225 or COM230 Recommended SB 3–4
COM225 Public Speaking L 3
COM230 Small Group Communication SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PHY112 or
PHY116 or
PHY131 or
ECE216
General Physics II or University Physics II or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism or Computer-Aided Engineering SQ 2–5
ECE216LL or
RE or
RE
Computer-Aided Engineering Laboratory or Restricted Electives or Restricted Electives 1–4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
(CHM130 and
CHM130LL)
or
CHM130AA or
(CHM150 and
CHM151LL)
or
CHM150AA or
(CHM151 and
CHM151LL)
or
CHM151AA
(Fundamental Chemistry and Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory) or Fundamental Chemistry with Lab or (General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Laboratory) or General Chemistry I or (General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Laboratory) or General Chemistry I SQ or SQ in combo w/ CHM151LL and SQ 4–5

Restricted Electives: 

In consultation with an Academic, Faculty, or Program Advisor, complete 12-15 credits of coursework from any of the areas below that best align with academic and professional goals. Students may select courses from multiple areas.

General Application
Select one of the following programming courses not already taken in term 2 as a programming course: 
+ CIS150 Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
+ CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
+ CIS156 Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
+ CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
+ CIS162AB C++: Level I (3) OR
+ CIS162AC Visual C++: Level I (3) OR
+ CIS162AD C#: Level I (3) OR
+ CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I (3) OR
+ CSC100 Introduction to Computer Science (C++) (3) OR
+ CSC100AA Introduction to Computer Science (C++) (3) OR
+ CSC100AB Introduction to Computer Science (C++) (4) OR
+ CSC110 Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (3) OR
+ CSC110AA Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (3) OR
+ CSC110AB Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (4) 3-4

Select one of the following courses not already taken in required courses:
+ ECE104 EPICS Gold I (2) OR
+ ECE294++ Special Topics in Engineering (1-4) OR
+ ECE296++ Cooperative Education (1-3) OR
+ ECE298++ Special Projects (1-3) 1-4

+ ECE105 MATLAB Programming 1

ECE106 Survey of Nanotechnology (1) OR
+ MNT110 General Principles of Nanotechnology (3) 1-3

AIT100 Industrial Safety (1) OR
CON271 Construction Safety (3) OR
GTC/MIT/OSH106 Industrial Safety (2) 1-3

+ MAT206 Elements of Statistics 3

Biomedical Engineering Technician
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) OR
+ BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) 4

ABS/BIO175 Research Methods in Biology 1
BIO211AA Biotechnology Seminar: Biomedical Applications 1
ECE111 Bioengineering Systems 3

Civil Engineering Technician
+ CET211 Strength of Materials (3) OR
CON223 Strength of Materials (3) 3

+ CON241 Surveying 3
+ ECE216 Computer-Aided Engineering 2
+ ECE216LL Computer-Aided Engineering Laboratory 1

GLG101 Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103 Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR
GLG101IN Introduction to Geology I - Physical (4) 4

Drafting for Engineering Technician
CAD100 Fundamentals of 2D AutoCAD 3
+ CAD101 Elements of CAD Graphics (AutoCAD) 3
+ CAD145 Design Principles for Industry 3
DFT110 Introduction to Drafting 3
DFT126 Building Trades Blueprint Reading 3
+ ECE216 Computer-Aided Engineering 2
+ ECE216LL Computer-Aided Engineering Laboratory 1

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Engineering Technology (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm13?id=174220).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.