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Engineering Technology Associate in Science

Engineering Technology Associate in Science
Type: AS
Subplan Code: AET-AS
CIP: 1715020101

Program Description

The Associate's degree in Engineering Technology offers students a broad foundation in engineering technology and the technical skills needed to support engineering activities, particularly in the design, testing and manufacture of products, systems and devices. Graduates of this program possess the skills necessary to specify, install, test, operate, maintain and document basic mechanical systems. Career opportunities include support operations in manufacturing, plant management, product testing, quality assurance and engineering.


Engineering Technology is one of the most exciting technical careers. Per Forbes, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is ranked as the eighth highest paying degree for college graduates. Employment and job opportunities are strong. The business world needs people who can solve problems and get things done. This matches perfectly with Engineering Technology. Engineering technicians may be employed in many different fields of engineering. Civil engineering technicians assist engineers in the planning and design of highways, bridges, utilities, buildings and other major projects. They also help with commercial, residential and land development. Industrial engineering technicians plan ways to effectively use personnel, materials and machines in factories, stores, hospitals repair shops and offices. They may also prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan work flows, conduct statistical production studies and analyze production costs. Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test and manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products and other equipment. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates and report their findings. For students who are problem solvers and who have a “can do” spirit, Engineering Technology is a great choice.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program have a number of employment options such as: 

  • Civil Engineering Technician 
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 12 percent (about as fast as average) from now until 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Per Forbes, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is the ranked as the eighth highest paying Bachelor’s degree for graduates.

Degree Transfer

The A.S. Degree in Engineering Technology will transfer to the Seminole State College’s Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Science in Construction degrees or may take advantage of university programs in engineering technology.


The following industry certifications are related to the education in the A.S. Degree Engineering Technology program:

  • Autodesk Certified Professional – Inventor, ADESK024
  • Autodesk Certified User - Autodesk Inventor, ADESK011
  • MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT), MSSCN001

Placement and Salary Information

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Available Courses Shown in Green
Required Courses
Elective Courses

Student choice of 12 credits of elective courses.

General Education Courses

Humanities General Education course


Mathematics General Education courses

STA 2023 Statistical Methods I recommended
Science General Education courses
Courses must be taken from two areas
PHY1020 Conceptual Physics recommended

Social Science General Education course

Total Credits:

For students planning to transfer into Seminole State's B.S. Engineering Technology, the following courses are required for that degree and may be taken as part of the General Education requirements for the A.S., Engineering Technology:

  • PHY 1053C Conceptual Physics or higher level Physics course
  • MAC 2223 Concepts of Calculus and STA 2023 Statistical Methods I or MAC2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I and MAC2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II or higher level Mathematics General Education courses


Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

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