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Engineering Technology

(Science/Mathematics Division)

Total Credit Hours:
65-69
Program Type:
Associate of Science (Transfer)
Major Code:
0047
Courses Required:
   
Additional Information:
http://www.darton.edu/programs/scimath/programs/p-engtech.php    

Who is this program for?

The person who likes science, computers, or building/fixing things might like this transfer program.

What is this program about?

An engineering technology major will learn the steps of problem solving and critical thinking. He or she will develop good study skills, become effective in both communication and teamwork. Through comprehensive lab experience, the pre-engineering major will learn applied mechanics, optics, and electronics. He or she will also learn the proper way to write a proposal and scientific paper.

Where are the classes held?

Location Offered?
Albany Yes
Cordele No
Thomasville No
Colquitt No
Swainsboro No
Americus No
Channel 19 No
Online No

How are the classes offered?

Program Type Offered?
On Campus Only Yes
Hybrid Program No
Online Program No

A Hybrid Program is defined as a program containing a mixture of both online and on campus courses.
An Online Program is defined as a program that can be completed without having to set foot on campus.

When would I have the program completed by?

2 years plus the summer in between for the full time enrolled student provided they meet prerequisites

Why would or should I be interested in this program?

Engineering Technicians apply the principles of science and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, sales, construction, electronics, and maintenance. They assist engineers in design, development, and production of a product often using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) equipment. Sometimes the engineering technician will make the prototype for newly designed equipment. Some engineering technicians work in quality control by inspecting products, conducting tests, and collecting data. Most engineering technicians specialize in the same fields as engineers. Job outlook and pay for engineering technicians vary according to specialty due to the same factors that influence the outlook and pay for engineers. In 2004 the average annual salary for an aerospace engineering technician in parts and development was about $52,000. During the same year, the average annual salary for an environmental engineering technician was about $36,500, while that of a mechanical engineering technician was $43,000.

(Information was obtained from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Employment Opportunities?

Average Starting Salary?

Responsible Department: Science/Mathematics
Last Modified: July 23, 2007
Program Contact: Melissa W. Bryan
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