Aug 16, 2022  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Applied Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40130)


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Applied Engineering Technology is a course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to solve technical problems in various types of industry. The course work emphasizes analytical and problem solving skills. The curriculum includes courses in safety, math, physics, electricity, engineering technology, and technology specific specialty areas.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a wide range of positions in research and development, manufacturing, sales, design, inspection, or maintenance. Employment opportunities exist in automation, computer, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering fields, where graduates will function as engineering technicians.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Safely inspect, test, install, repair and replace industrial electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, and fluid power systems.
  2. Install, maintain, and program Programmable Logic Controllers.
  3. Correctly use relevant testing instruments, software programs, and observation techniques to troubleshoot components/and or equipment.
  4. Read and interpret electrical, mechanical, and PLC diagrams and blueprints.
  5. Evaluate and assess industrial work environments and practices to ensure compliance with relevant safety standards.

FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


Total Program Hours: 65


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