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  ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCES DEGREE2018 - 2019
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact David Antol, 443-412-2472, dantol@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program prepares students for employment in a variety of industries that use technicians or technology specialists to support engineering staff. A strong emphasis is placed on applications, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Upon graduation, students will be able to use these skills to, organize, and carry out engineering technology projects. Graduates of this program will demonstrate knowledge of CADD, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, blueprint reading, and mechanics. Engineering and science courses are important parts of this program.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
  1. Apply appropriate communications skills to work independently and collaboratively within an organization to promote the goals and objectives of the work unit.
  2. Recognize how to facilitate successful completion of technical projects.
  3. Demonstrate competency in using technical tools, technology, methods, and processes.
  4. Recognize professional and ethical behavior.
  5. Apply problem solving skills to technical problems.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Governments, businesses, organizations, and private contractors connected to engineering research and technology fields recognize an ongoing need for skilled/trained engineering technicians and technologists. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that opportunities for engineering technicians will be best for individuals with an associate degree or extensive job training in engineering technology. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, overall employment of engineering technicians and technologists is expected to be 136,000 by 2024. A wide variety of job opportunities exist in manufacturing, electronics, production and processing, operations, and research and development.


 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
CADD 101Introduction to CADD 3
CIS 102Introduction to Information Sciences 3
ENGT 101Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
ENGT 102Blueprint Reading 1
MATH 103Trigonometry 3
ENGR 101Engineering Drawing I 2
 Semester Total15
   
Second Semester Credits
ELEC 105Introduction to Electronics  4
ENGT 223Principles of Mechanics 4
ENG 101English Composition 3
ENGT 109LabVIEW Fundamentals 3
BA 273Cooperative Education III: Business Administration  
              or  
CIS 115Fundamentals of Programming 3
 Semester Total17
   
Third Semester   Credits
ENGT 105Electrical Control Systems 3
ENGR 203Engineering Materials 3
ENGT 224Quality Assurance for Technicians 2
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
PHIL Elective 3
 Semester Total15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
ENG 209Technical Writing 3
ENGT 107Principles of Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
Physical Education Elective 1
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
CMST 105Interpersonal Communication 3
 Semester Total13