A.A.S., Major in General Engineering Technology

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Many industries are now seeking technicians who have education in the areas of electronics and mechanical systems. This program provides courses in electronics, mechanics and automated systems such as robotics, which are related to the needs of modern industry. Students will learn how computers and robotics are used in industry to operate automated manufacturing systems.

Students will also learn to program computers, robots, computer numerical control (CNC) machines, programmable logic controllers, and automated equipment. Graduates of this program will be able to combine skills and knowledge from both areas of the curriculum to solve industrial problems and keep industries running at peak performance.

Program Location: Greenwood

Contact Information: Sandy Warner


Required Courses

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Day Program

EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
EET 113 Electrical Circuits 4.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
  or ENG 165 Professional Communications  
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
PHY 201 Physics I 4.0
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EET 131 Active Devices 4.0
EGR 175 Manufacturing Processes 3.0
PHY 202 Physics II 4.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3.0
  or MAT 140 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I 4.0
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
EET 231 Industrial Electronics 4.0
EET 140 Digital Electronics 3.0
EGR 194 Statics and Strength of Materials 4.0
AET 101 Building Systems I 3.0
EET 235 Programmable Controllers 3.0
EGR 184 Problem Based Integrated Technology I 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
PSY 103 Human Relations 3.0
  or PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 69.0/70.0

Updated 4/18/2012


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement – The mission of the General Engineering Technology Department is to provide an accessible, affordable and quality education that prepares students for the highly skilled and technological workplace in engineering and technology. The department utilizes on-going assessment strategies and teaching methods the support continuous improvement in instruction, learning opportunities, support services and management practices.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply basic knowledge in electronics, electrical circuit analysis, applied mechanics, and manufacturing processes.

  • Conduct test and then understand and apply results.

  • Apply basic mathematical, scientific, and engineering concepts to technical problem solving.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of drafting and computer usage, including the use of one or more computer software packages

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills including oral, written, and electronic means.

  • Work effectively in teams.

  • Understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.

  • Recognize the need for lifelong learning and be prepared to continue their education through formal and informal study.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. 


Advisement Information

  • Recent high school graduates should be asked if they have participated in Project Lead the Way.  If so, high school transcripts should be forwarded to Sandy Warner for possible exemption credit.

  • EGR 101 is designed for students who are enrolled in MAT 152 or MAT 101 and not yet able to begin engineering couresework requiring higher math. It is a one credit hour (one contact hour) course for all engineering majors.

  • Students who need MAT, ENG or RDG 032 courses as prerequisites should not enroll in EET, EGR, or EGT courses.

  • To enroll in EGR 130, students must have completed MAT 152 or MAT 101 or have placement scores indicating readiness for MAT 102. Completion of MAT 102 is preferred, but student may take MAT 102 along with EGR 130.

  • Although this is a day program only, students may take some courses in the evenings and on the Web as available.

  • Students need to complete MAT 110, MAT 111 and MAT 130 (or MAT 140 for transfer) and PHY 201 and PHY 202. The English sequence is either ENG 165 & ENG 101, or for students planning transfer, ENG 101 & 102. Advise for prerequisite math, reading and English courses as indicated by placement scores.

  • When students enter this program with Project Lead the Way course credit in high school, they may receive the following credit:

    PLTW High School Course           =             PTC Course  
    Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)      EGT 152
    Principles of Engineering (POE) =                     EGR 130
    Digital Electronics (DE)  =                                EET  140
    *Engineering Design & Development (EDD)EGR 184
    Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)  =   CIM 131
    Civil Engineering & Architectural (CEA) =        AET 101  

Advisement information updated 6/27/2014