Engineering Technology

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 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.