Catalog 2014-2015 
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Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology, AAS-T

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Admission Date: Fall - students with transfer credits should see the faculty adviser for options.

The Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science - Transfer degree prepares students for employment as engineering technicians in technical fields. By completing the degree, students will acquire a broad foundation in engineering principles, and in the application of math, science, and design theory to solve problems which, coupled with electives in a chosen area of specialization, will equip them to work as engineering technicians in a number of industries.

The AAS-T degree is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level general education component. The distinguishing characteristic of the AAS-T is a minimum of 20 credits of  general education courses drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree (that is, the list of courses generally accepted in transfer.)  AAS-T courses are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and as preparation for the junior year in a bachelor’s degree commonly described as the bachelor of applied science (BAS). The AAS-T degree generally will not be accepted in transfer in preparation for Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees although the general education component of the degree will be accepted in transfer. See the program adviser for particular articulation options currently available.

Engineering Technology AAS-T degree graduates will:

  • be prepared for a range of entry level technician positions in the electronics and manufacturing industries serving multiple industry sectors
  • apply basic principles of math, science, and design to solve real engineering technology problems and challenges
  • use computer skills to solve engineering problems, interpret designs, and create models
  • carry out measurements, analyze data, and relate the results to real problems and projects
  • demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in manufacturing workshops and labs
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Many of the courses in this program are offered only once per year. To ensure pre- and co-requisite preparation it is crucial to plan ahead so that courses are aligned for efficiency.

Depending on the focus chosen, not all courses are available during evening hours. Classes may be scheduled from morning to evening, and vary from quarter to quarter.

Pre-requisites and co-requisites are key to successful comprehension and use of tools to complete problems and projects. This program is based on the premise that students will be able to co-enroll or have passed MATH& 141  by the 2nd quarter of the program. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length and is not reflected in credit counts as shown below. Math sequences to meet this requirement must be planned with your adviser prior to program enrollment.

Program Requirements

Pathways Options:


Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits

Quantitative Reasoning covered by Applied Math & Computing courses in the Common Engineering Core

Total Program Credits: 97-98

See Academic Core Requirements  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

* 10 credits in STEM Q math - MATH& 141  plus MATH& 142  or MATH& 146  as directed by adviser; OR see adviser for calculus options if placed higher and college algebra has been completed. MATH& 107  and PHIL& 120  are not accepted for this credential. Math courses beyond those specified above, or their higher level substitutions can be used to fulfill focus area credits. EX: A student places at Calculus I. Calculus I and II could be used to sub for MATH& 141  and MATH& 142 . If Calculus III is taken, it would count toward 5 credits in either focus area.

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