Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science
Major Code: AET-BS
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering Technology program emphasizes the application of existing scientific and engineering techniques to solve real-world problems found in engineering settings. The program develops the student's knowledge and skills to plan, design, inspect, construct/fabricate, operate, maintain and repair engineering systems, infrastructure and buildings.
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. Technologists apply engineering and scientific knowledge with technical skills to support engineering activities. They typically concentrate their activities on the applied design, using current engineering practice. Technologists play key roles on the engineering team; they are involved in product development, manufacturing, product assurance, sales and program management. They typically pursue careers in such areas as engineering production and design, building systems design, surveying, GIS, civil and site development, alternative energy, green and sustainable design and engineering/project management. For students who are problem-solvers and who have a “can do” spirit, Engineering Technology is a great choice.
Employment of engineering technologists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for engineering technologists was $80,890 in May 2012 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Per Forbes, A Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is ranked as the eighth highest paying degree for college graduates.
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Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework:
All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis.
Choose 18 credits from any of the following specializations:
Note: At least 9 credits must be taken from the specialization.
Civil, Site and Surveying Specialization
Design, Modeling and Simulation Specialization
Engineering and Project Management Specialization
Industrial and Mechatronics Specialization
Sustainable Engineering Specialization
Communications General Education courses
History General Education course
Humanities General Education courses
Mathematics General Education Courses: Choose MAC 2233 or higher level Mathematics General Education course and STA2023 or MAC 2311 and 2312 or higher level Mathematics General Education courses
Science General Education Courses
Science General Education Course from Area A (Biological Science) or Area B (Earth Science)
Social Science General Education courses
Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.”
Program Progression Requirements: once admitted, students must achieve (or have achieved) a grade of "C" or higher in the following courses: ARC 1301, BCN 2230, CHM 1020 or higher, EGS 1111C, ETD 1320C, SUR 2101C, MAC 2233 or MAC 2311, STA 2023 or MAC 2312, PHY 1053C.
Students must meet General Education requirements. Students awarded an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree or who have official transcripts documenting "General Education Requirements Met" from a Florida College System or Florida State University System degree-granting institution shall be considered to have satisfied Seminole State's General Education requirements. Please refer to this catalog's General Education section for specific requirements.
Honors in the Major is an indication that the student pursues academic excellence and exhibits leadership qualities. The Honors in the Major Program is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to do classwork and projects that expose them to the latest in technology and methodology. Refer to the Honors in the Major section of this catalog for details.
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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