Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

Program Description

The Engineering Technology program provides a pathway to employment as well as continuation at a bachelor level in Engineering Technology. The program allows the student to choose from two concentrations in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Career Paths:

A graduate of this program has the option of entering the job market as an entry level member of the technical or engineering staff. The specific job title is determined by the specific technology track taken.

Electronics/Electromechanical Engineering Technology graduates have the option of working as a field service technician with firms in the communication, computer, electrical, medical, or transportation industries.

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates have the option of working in areas of Computer-Aided Design, Machinery and Tool Design, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Facilities Design, Electronic Packaging, CAD/CAM, and Materials Testing.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical competency in engineering technology, including the basic principles of fluid mechanics, statics, and strength of materials;
  • Perform laboratory procedures and assess the validity of experimental/diagnostic data;
  • Develop and execute implementation strategies for the installation and maintenance of systems and apply computer-aided drafting skills based on industry standards;
  • Employ critical thinking to solve technical problems, in general, and to apply engineering technology problem solving methods based on business and industry standards;
  • Express and interpret both technical and non-technical concepts orally, in writing, and in electronic formats;
  • Demonstrate information literacy through familiarity and the effective use of technical documents in the field of mechanical engineering technology.

After Union County College

Graduates have the option of entering a Bachelor of Science in Technology program or accepting positions as field service representatives or laboratory technicians with firms in the computer and electronic fields.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 14

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 17

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 15 or 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 13 or 14

Total Program Credits: 60


*The stated sequence of courses for the Engineering Technology program assumes that the student is math-ready for calculus.  

** Students are strongly encouraged to take MAT 172 as the Math Gen Ed Requirement


Mechanical Engineering Technology Track:

First Year, Spring Semester

MET 106 1 3 credit hours

Second Year, Fall Semester

MET 104 2 3 credit hours

MET 219 3 3 credit hours

Second Year, Spring Semester

CIT 210 4  3 credit hours

CIT 215 5  3 credit hours

Electronics/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Track:

First Year, Spring Semester

EET 102 1 3 credit hours

Second Year, Fall Semester

EET 213 2 5 credit hours

Second Year, Spring Semester

CIT 210  3 credit hours

EET 204 4 4 credit hours



Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information