General Engineering Technology


Length: Two years. Part-time students determine their own pace.

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Engineering Technology is designed to provide a broad base of math, science, and engineering knowledge which will prepare the graduate to enter the technical workforce upon graduation. Entry into the workplace would be at the Engineering Assistant level. The graduate will have knowledge in areas of Engineering Technology such as engineering materials, design drafting, engineering mechanics, manufacturing methods, electronics, and computer programming.

Occupational Objectives: Possible employment opportunities include:

Engineering Technician
Quality Control Technician
Industrial Engineering Technician
Material Testing Technician
Technical Salesperson

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English and one unit of high school mathematics. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.


Program Description: General Engineering Technology is a two-year curriculum combining a basic core of engineering courses. These courses are drawn from the field of Mechanical, Industrial, and Electronic Engineering. The first year includes studies in science, math, English, drafting, and general education courses. Although the first year is composed almost exclusively of engineering technology courses, these courses will prepare the student to enter the engineering field as an engineering technician upon graduation.

Program Requirements: To receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Engineering
Technology you must complete a minimum of 67 credits with a 2.00 or better grade point average. The 67 credits are distributed according to the
following outline. The outline represents a typical order of courses taken by full-time day students.

Part-time and/or evening students may take courses in any desired sequence, except for hyphenated courses or others requiring prerequisites.


First Semester Lecture
EGR 115   Engineering Graphics 1 3 2
ITE 115   Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 2 4
MAC 131   Machine Lab I 1 3 2
MEC 100   Intro to Engineering Technology 1 2 2
MTH 271   Applied Calculus I 3 0 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     10 10 14
Second Semester Lecture
ENG 111   English Composition I 3 0 3
MEC 111   Materials 3 0 3
MEC 126   Computer Programming 2 0 2
MTH 272   Applied Calculus II 3 0 3
CST 100   Principles of Public Speaking 3 0 3
HLT/PED   Physical Ed. Elective 0 2 1
Total     14 2 15


Summer Semester Lecture
CAD 201   Comp. Aided Drafting & Design I 3 2 4
MAC 126   Introduction to CNC 2 3 3
MEC 131   Mechanics I 3 0 3
Total     8 5 10
Third Semester      
ETR 115   DC and AC Fundamentals 3 0 3
MEC 132   Mechanics II 3 0 3
PHY 201   College Physics I 3 3 4
SOC   Social Sciences Elective 3 0 3
Total     12 3 13
Fourth Semester
PHY 202   College Physics II 3 3 4
HUM   Humanities Elective 3 0 3
HLT/PED   Physical Ed. Elective 0 2 1
EEE   Elective* 3 0 3
MEC 211   Machine Design I 3 3 4
Total     12 8 15

Minimum Credits for the Associates of Applied Science Degree in General Engineering Technology-----------------------------------67

*Technical Elective must be applicable to career objectives and approved by faculty advisor.


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