2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering Technology (A.S.)

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Teresa Keys Hall, Department Head
Department of Construction and Operations Management
Solberg Hall 116

Program Information

The Engineering Technology program provides content in basic engineering principles as applied in manufacturing and related industries. The Engineering Technology major prepares graduates for entry into or promotion within the manufacturing and related industry sectors in positions as production scheduler, maintenance planner, product testing and development, technical operations, quality control, product sales, team lead, and/or supervisor/foreman. The A.S. in Engineering Technology (AS-ET) is offered at the Community College for Sioux Falls (CCSF). Completion of this major will provide students with a sound foundation for continuing on for a Bachelor’s degree when they desire to do so. Graduates of the A.S. in Engineering Technology may transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at SDSU in Operations Management (B.S.)  or Electronics Engineering Technology (B.S.) .

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the A.S. in Engineering Technology, students will possess:

  • An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  • An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Course Delivery Format

The program provides coursework on the Community College for Sioux Falls campus in classroom, laboratory, and field based settings.

Requirements for Engineering Technology Major: 60 Credits

Associate of Science

System General Education Requirements

*Three additional credits selected from approved list of courses for Goals #3, #4, or #6 to reach 24 System General Education Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Technical Electives

Select nine credits of technical electives.  Courses will require advisor approvals. The following are recommended courses. Credits: 9

Total Required Credits: 60

Summary of Program Requirements

Associate of Science

System General Education Requirements 25 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 26 Credit Hours
Supporting Coursework 9 Credit Hours
Electives** 0 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet

The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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