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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

General Engineering Technologies, AAS

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Length: 65 credits

Purpose: Provides the knowledge and skills leading to immediate employment in the field of engineering technologies and manufacturing related fields. People who wish to prepare for industry certification or qualify for promotion in a present position to another field may benefit from this program. Students may use their 18 credits of technical electives to explore a variety of technical electives but are strongly urged to pursue a concentration in one of four pathways:

Potential Industry Certifications:
A student may elect to take an industry specific certification/ license exam. Examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following exams:

  • CADD Certification pathway: Autodesk Certified User for Inventor, Autodesk Certified User for Revit;
  • Advanced Manufacturing pathway: Certified Production Technician;
  • Mechatronics preparation pathway:
    • Level 1: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant
    • Level 2: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate
    • Festo - NC3 - Introduction to Robotics
    • Festo - NC3 - Introduction to Sensor Technology
    • Festo - NC3 - DC Electricity 


Occupational Objectives:
The associate degree in engineering technology qualifies graduates for an entry-level position as a technician. Concentration in one of the three pathways will prepare a graduate for more specific roles such as engineer’s assistant, supervisor trainee, manufacturing specialist, quality assurance auditor, CAD technician, maintenance lead person, team leader, and computer controlled process technician.

Advancement Options:
Program specializations offer Siemens Mechatronic System Certification. Old Dominion University offers graduates of this program advanced credit transfer options for completing a baccalaureate degree.

Core Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:

  • apply basic principles of engineering design
  • demonstrate effective engineering communication skills in geometric analysis and spatial relationships of fundamental geometric elements; points, lines, planes and solids
  • demonstrate proficiency in mathematical skills to calculate static equilibrium and perform structural analysis on rigid bodies
  • demonstrate proficiency in scientific reasoning to understand the engineering design process through the basics of hydraulic, electrical, computer, and mechanical systems
  • demonstrate advanced level experience in using a computer as a tool for solving technical problems and performing office functions

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 50

Technical Electives: 18 Credits

Students may choose from ANY of these 18 technical electives OR may choose to complete one of the three pathways to a certification. Some prerequisites may be required.

Minimum required for degree: 65 Credits

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Developmental Prerequisites 

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