Dec 01, 2020
School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math, 505-428-1754
This degree provides students with opportunities to acquire the skills necessary to enter the workplace as competent engineering technicians. Nested certificates in General Engineering Technologies, Electrical, Smart Grid and Micro Grid Technologies and Manufacturing Engineering Technologies allow students to focus on distinct career paths. This program combines computer-based modeling with conventional methods in engineering graphics communication. Students use machining as well as instrumentation and control skills to solve basic design-related problems. The program provides foundational learning in regards to critical thinking and problem solving using engineering methods.
NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit section of this catalog, or speak with an academic advisor.
Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree:
Follow these semester-by-semester maps to complete your degree on schedule. Courses marked with a diamond ♦ are especially important to take in the scheduled semester because they are prerequisites needed for courses in the following semesters or because they are only offered one time per year.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Evaluate and communicate design goals, constraints, and methodology within the engineering fields of discipline.
- Evaluate, construct, and utilize design models to identify and solve problems related to project management.
- Implement engineering design methodology to predict both primary and alternative solutions.
- Evaluate and solve engineering problems related to course content.
- Articulate and justify both technical considerations and solutions through oral, written, and graphical communication methods in engineering problems.
- Effectively solve problems in teams.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in the field of engineering.
General Education Requirements: (21 Credits)
Communications (6 Credits)
Laboratory Science (4 Credits)
Social/Behavioral Sciences or Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)
Health and Wellness (1 Credit)
Program Requirements: (19 Credits)
Related Requirements: (20 Credits Minimum)
Students must work closely with an engineering advisor to select courses appropriate to their field of study.
Choose at least 20 credits from other appropriate fields, which may include Mechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Smart Grid and Micro Grid Technologies, or Manufacturing Technologies. Related certificates include General Engineering Technologies, Manufacturing Engineering Technologies, and Electrical and Smart Grid/Micro Grid Technologies.
Choose 20 or more credits from the following: