Applied Engineering Technology

The Applied Engineering Technology program provides course work, competencies and experiences to prepare the students for success in the areas of Engineering, computer maintenance, mechanical, industrial, computer aided design, robotics and automation, communications, instrumentation, medical equipment, and telephony.

Progression in the Engineering Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each technical course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science 

  • Electronics Specialization
  • Industrial Specialization
  • Robotics and Automation Specialization

Diplomas   

Certificates

For program course requirements, click on links attached to Associate in Applied Science, Diplomas, and Certificates for check sheets.

Employment Opportunities

Career Planner.com* states that opportunities will be best for individuals with an associate degree or extensive job training in engineering technology.

Employment change

Overall employment of engineering technicians is expected to grow 7 percent between 2006 and 2016, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competitive pressures will force companies to improve and update manufacturing facilities and product designs, resulting in more jobs for engineering technicians.

Because engineering technicians work closely with engineers, employment of engineering technicians is often influenced by the same local and national economic conditions that affect engineers. As a result, the employment outlook varies with industry and specialization.

Electrical and electronic engineering technicians are expected to have 4 percent employment growth between 2006 and 2016, more slowly than the average for all occupations. Although rising demand for electronic goods—including communications equipment, defense-related equipment, medical electronics, and consumer products—should continue to drive demand, foreign competition in design and manufacturing will limit employment growth.

Industrial engineering technicians are expected to have 10 percent employment growth between 2006 and 2016, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As firms continue to seek new means of reducing costs and increasing productivity, demand for industrial engineering technicians to analyze and improve production processes should increase. This should lead to some job growth even in manufacturing industries with slowly growing or declining employment.

Job prospects

Job prospects will vary by specialty and location, depending on the health and composition of local industry. In general, opportunities will be best for individuals with an associate degree or extensive job training in engineering technology. As technology becomes more sophisticated, employers will continue to look for technicians who are skilled in new technology and require little additional training. An increase in the number of jobs related to public health and safety should create job opportunities for engineering technicians with the appropriate training and certification. In addition to openings from job growth, many job openings will stem from the need to replace technicians who retire or leave the labor force.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult Maysville Community & Technical College’s general admission requirements.

Program Length

You can complete the Associate in Applied Science degree in two years as a full-time student pending no developmental needs. Certificate can be completed in less time depending on your class load.

For More Information

Robbie Graves, Professor, Program Coordinator
Office: T-108, Technical Center
Maysville Campus
(606)759-7141 ext. 66151

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.