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Applied Engineering Technology A.A.S.

Career Description
Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance. Engineering Technicians combine knowledge of mechanical engineering technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits to design, develop, test, and manufacture electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines.

Program Information
The two-year program provides an application-oriented, electronic/manufacturing background, extensive hands-on laboratory experience, and the use of standard and specialized test equipment. This unique degree program is designed to convey relevant knowledge and industry skills needed to be job-ready in the high-tech workplace.

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
1. Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures
2. Apply knowledge and skills in electrical systems
3. Apply knowledge and skills in mechanical systems
4. Apply knowledge and skills in creating program code
5. Analyze and apply specific manufacturing process procedures
6. Utilize statistical process control software and analyze results
7. Calculate Return of Investment (ROI) of automated equipment

Transfer Opportunities
Bemidji State University

Employment Opportunities
Engineering technician openings abound across the country. According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the need for engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering technicians to meet the long-term workforce needs is relatively high.

Career Titles
Process engineering technician, engineering support specialist, process controls engineer, manufacturing engineering technician.


Applied Engineering

APPLIED ENGINEERING AAS CURRICULUM

First Year - Fall Semester
RAST 1101 Industrial Electronics I (3cr)
RAST 1104 Introduction to Robotics (2cr)
RAST 1109 Computers in Industry (2cr)
RAST 1111 Industrial Electronics Lab I (2cr)
RAST 1110 Intro to Manufacturing (2cr)
RAST 1120 Intro to Engineering Graphics (2cr)
General Education (3cr)
Total 16 Credits

Spring Semester
MATH 1470 College Algebra (3cr)
RAST 1102 Industrial Electronics II (3cr)
RAST 1103* Motors & Drives (3cr)
RAST 1113* Motors & Drives Lab (3cr)
RAST 1206* Programmable Logic Controllers I (3cr)
RAST 1212 Industrial Electronics Lab II (2cr)
Total 17 Credits

Second Year - Fall Semester
ENGR 1500 Introduction to Engineering (2cr)
MTRD 1265 CNC Programming & Process Planning (2cr)
RAST 2105* Transducers (2cr)
RAST 2165* Fluid Power (2cr)
RAST 2355* Programmable Logic Controllers II (2cr)
PHYS 1401* College Physics I (4cr)
Total 14 Credits

Spring Semester
COMP 2222 Intro to Visual Basics & Scripting (3cr)
WELD 1100 Intro to Welding (2cr)
General Education (8cr)
Total 13 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 60 CREDITS

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