Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree
95 credits
The Engineering Technology AAST degree prepares students for employment in technical fields. By completing the degree, students will acquire a broad foundation in engineering principles, and in the application of math, science, and design theory to solve engineering problems which, coupled with electives in a chosen area of specialization, will equip them work as engineering technicians in a number of industries.
Engineering Technology AAST graduates will:
 be prepared for a range of entry level technician positions in the electronics, energy, manufacturing, aerospace, and biomedical equipment industries
 be able to apply basic principles of math, science, and design theory to solve real engineering problems
 be able to apply computer skills to solve engineering problems
 be able to carry out measurements, analyze data, and relate the results to real problems
 demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in engineering workshops and labs
 demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills
 meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
Structure of the Program
The Common Engineering Core
Engineering is a dynamic discipline with new technologies emerging all the time, and with most projects involving a combination of several subdisciplines. For example, the development of a biomedical device might include digital and analog circuit design; the selection of safe, strong, and affordable materials; the design of manufacturing fixtures; and the development of a test program to meet regulatory requirements.
By understanding key concepts and principles, engineers are better able to be productive members of engineering teams from their first day. The Common Engineering Core is designed to enable all engineering students to:

Understand the broad spectrum of design and operation constraints in which they operate, and expose students to realworld engineering problems and best practice.

Build on a set of basic principles and concepts to acquire skills and knowledge in an area of specialization in the later part of their studies.

Communicate with engineers in other areas of specialization.

After graduation, rapidly acquire skills and knowledge in other specializations as and when required by their employer or the market.
The Common Engineering Core consists of six engineering courses:
 ENG 131  Materials and Manufacturing Processes
 ENG 132  Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics)
 ENG 133  Electrical Circuits
 ENG 134  Electronic Systems
 ENG 221  Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
 ENG 222  Engineering Design
and four Applied Math and Computing courses.
Applied Mathematics and Computing
Applied Mathematics and Computing is a 4course sequence that parallels the other topics in the Common Engineering Core, and provides the essential mathematical and computing tools and concepts to support the technical material. The sequence starts with a general course covering all of the math topics that the student will see over the two year Common Engineering Core program, with emphasis on how to think mathematically about engineering problems. This provides a strong conceptual orientation which will be expanded on in later classes.
Students will also be introduced to the computational tools that will be used throughout the other courses in the Applied Mathematics and Computing sequence, and in the other technical courses.
The subsequent 3 courses incrementally refine the topics that are introduced in the first course.
Description 
Paired With 
MATH 131  Applied Math and Computing 1 

MATH 132  Applied Math and Computing 2 

MATH 133  Applied Math and Computing 3 

MATH 134  Applied Math and Computing 4 
Areas of Focus and Engineering Electives
Four areas of focus are currently available. 25 or more credits should be chosen from one of these areas. Courses should be selected in consultation with an adviser
Manufacturing

Biomedical Engineering

Electronics

Alternative Energy

Typical Program Timeline
The courses of the Common Engineering Core are scheduled over two 3quarter periods separated by a summer break. Depending on the scheduling of the Engineering Electives, and the Communications and General Education courses, the program could be completed in these 6 quarters of study.
It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and plan their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.
Program Requirements
ENG  131  Materials and Manufacturing Processes  5 
ENG  132  Mechanics  Statics and Dynamics  5 
ENG  133  Electrical Circuits  5 
ENG  134  Electronic Systems  1 
ENG  221  Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer  5 
ENG  222  Engineering Design  5 
MATH  131  Applied Mathematics and Computing 1  5 
MATH  132  Applied Mathematics and Computing 2  5 
MATH  133  Applied Mathematics and Computing 3  5 
MATH  134  Applied Mathematics and Computing 4  5 
Engineering Electives 25 (or more) Credits
Choosen from one of the following areas of focus:
Electronics Focus  
ELEC  116  Introduction to PLCs  5 
ELEC  214  Troubleshooting Electronic Circuits  4 
ELEC  216  Mechatronics  4 
ELEC  217  Data Acquisition and Analysis  5 
ELEC  223  Communication Electronics  5 
ELEC  225  Linear Circuits  5 
ELEC  226  Introduction to Automation/Electromechanical  5 
ELEC  237  Intro to Microprocessors & Microcontrollers  5 
ELEC  239  Printed Circuit Board Layout and Design  6 
ENG  290  Engineering Technology Capstone  5 
Renewable Energy Focus  
ETEC  110  Introduction to Alternative Energy  5 
ETEC  121  Biomass and Biofuel Basics  5 
ETEC  123  Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems  4 
ETEC  124  Fundamentals of Wind and Water Power  5 
ENVS&  101  Introduction to Environmental Science  5 
STEC  225  Quality and Statistical Process Control  5 
ENG  290  Engineering Technology Capstone  5 
Manufacturing Focus  
ELEC  116  Introduction to PLCs  5 
ELEC  216  Mechatronics  4 
ELEC  126  Introduction to Automation/Electromechanical  5 
ENGT  225  SolidWorks for Engineering I  4 
ENGT  226  SolidWorks for Engineering II  4 
ENGT  226  SolidWorks for Engineering II  4 
MACH  108  Fundamentals of Machining for Engineering  4 
STEC  225  Quality and Statistical Process Control  5 
ENG  290  Engineering Technology Capstone  5 
Biomedical Focus  
CHEM&  161  General Chemistry with Lab  5 
BIOL&  211  Cellular Biology  5 
BIOL&  241  Human Anatomy and Physiology 1  6 
ELEC  217  Data Acquisition and Analysis  5 
ELEC  237  Intro to Microprocessors & Microcontrollers  5 
STEC  200  Good Lab Practices  4 
ENG  290  Engineering Technology Capstone  5 
Academic Core Requirements 20 Credits
(+5 credits Quantitative Reasoning covered by Applied Math & Computing courses in the Common Engineering Core)
ENGL&  101  English Composition I  5 
ENGL&  235  Technical Writing  5 
Humanities  5  
Social Science  5  
Total Program Credits  95 

See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.