CATALOG: Associate of Applied Science Degree: General Engineering Technology

Length: 4 Semesters

The General Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare individuals to meet the growing needs of high-technology industries for trained technicians. Courses in this applied science degree are designed to develop competent engineering technicians who, upon graduation, will have the academic and technical preparation to enter demanding workforce positions, to pursue additional on-the-job training, or to enroll in an advanced program of study in engineering technology. Students in this program should consult with the engineering technology faculty advisor to select career electives.

Occupational Objectives
Students completing this degree should be eligible for employment in one or more of the following occupations: manufacturing technician, industrial engineering technician, industrial electronics technician, industrial instrumentation technician, instrumentation specialist, instrumentation planner, instrumentation engineering assistant and instrument repairperson. In addition, instrument technicians often work with engineers or scientists developing and designing highly complex instruments to measure and record data, control and regulate the operation of machinery, or measure the variables encountered in industrial processes.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, reading, and mathematics. Students who do not meet entry requirements, or whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses in English, mathematics, and/or reading. These developmental course credits do not apply toward the degree. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete the degree.

Graduation Requirements
The General Engineering Technology Degree follows general graduation requirements as stated in the catalog.

Program Outcomes
Graduates of the General Engineering Technology program should have the ability to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of current and voltage, both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC);
  • Understand fundamental concepts of fluid systems including pneumatics, hydraulics, control systems and instrumentation associated with those systems;
  • Become familiar with functionality of electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, transistors, electro-mechanical, optical and integrated circuits;
  • Analysis of circuits to determine functionality;
  • Perform troubleshooting on an electrical circuit to determine faults and corrective action;
  • Use technical documentation for analysis, troubleshooting and repair, and
  • Communicate technical concepts and status in both verbal and written form.



First Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
ETR 113 AC/DC Fundamentals I 2 3 3
SAF 126 Principles of Industrial Safety 3 0 3
MTH 154 or higher MTH 154 or higher1 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications2 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
 HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
Semester Total 15 5 17
Second Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
ENG 112 English Composition II 3 0 3
ETR 114 AC/DC Fundamentals II 2 3 3
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I 3 3 4
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting & Design I 3 3 4
IND 150 Industrial Management3 2-3 0-2 3
Semester Total 13-14 9-11 17
Third Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
Approved Career Elective4 2-3 0-3 3
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers 2 3 3
INS 232 System Troubleshooting 2 3 2
Approved Career Elective4 2 3 3
Approved Career Elective4 2 3 3
Approved Transfer Social Science5 3 0 3
Semester Total 13-14 12-15 17
Fourth Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
 INS 230 Instrumentation 1 2 3 3
Approved Career Elective4 3 3 4
Approved Career Elective4 3 3 4
Approved Humanities Elective6 3 0 3
Elective7 3 0 3
Semester Total 14 9 17

Total Minimum Credits: 68

1 Math 154 or higher may replace this course.

2 ITE 115 is recommended. ITE I 00 or ITE 119 may replace this course Contact advisor for recommendation.

3 IND 146 may replace IND 150.

4 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: DRF 231, EGR 120, ELE 120, ELE 127, ELE 138, ELE 143, ELE 144, ELE 149, ENE I 04, ETR 167, ETR 198, ETR 263, ETR 271, ETR 272, INS 220, INS 231, INS 233, INS 290, ITN 107, ITP 100, ITP 110, ITP 120, ITP 132.

5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ECO, GEO, HJS, PLS, PSY, SOC.

6 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (lit). MUS and ART cannot be skills based.

7 Students may take an approved career elective or contact advisor for recommendation.

Last modified on 08-09-2018