Engineering Technology graduates use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance. Graduates may work with engineers and scientists, especially in research and development. Others work in quality control, inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, or collecting data. In manufacturing, they may assist in product design, development, or production by preparing and conducting experiments, collecting data, calculating or recording results, making prototype versions of newly designed equipment among other useful activities. They also assist in design work, often using computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) equipment. Most industries prefer to hire engineering office personnel with at least an associate degree in engineering technology.
The Engineering Technologies Department offers four programs of study: Engineering
Graphics Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology,
and Electronics Engineering Technology. These programs are accredited by the Engineering
Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC of ABET), 415 N. Charles Street,
Baltimore MD 21201 or Phone 410-347-7700 or www.abet.org. In addition to these four programs, the Engineering Technologies Department also
offers the Associate of Applied Science in General Engineering Technology (Engineering
Transfer). These curricula have been broadly designed so that regardless of the type
of industry they enter, graduates will be able to apply their entry level skills to
their job and understand how it fits in the overall operation. Practical applications
and analytical skills are stressed. It is the mission of the Engineering Technologies
Department to provide high-quality technical and life-long learning opportunities
to students in the York, Lancaster and Chester areas that will lead to immediate success
in the workplace or to succeed in future studies at a senior institution.
To find program educational objectives, student outcomes and enrollment/graduate data please refer to the bottom of the Engineering Technology Department page.
Computer Engineering Technology, AAS (AAS.ECT 35322)
Electronics Engineering Technology, AAS (AAS.EET 35310)
Engineering Graphics Technology, AAS (AAS.EGT 35303)
General Engineering Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering Transfer, AAS (AAS.GET.ELCOM 35301)
General Engineering Technology, Engineering Transfer, AAS (AAS.GET.EGRTR 35301)
General Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Transfer, AAS (AAS.GET.MECH 35301)