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Get Your Hands on an Engineering Technician Career

In today’s technology-driven world, engineering technicians play a crucial role in translating engineering concepts into tangible solutions.

With an associate in applied science (AAS) degree in engineering technology from STLCC, you can begin a rewarding career in a high-demand field.

Gain hands-on experience learning industry standards using equipment you’ll find on the job. 

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What is Engineering Technology at St. Louis Community College?

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to change careers, our engineering technology program is an excellent choice. Our hands-on approach and experienced faculty immerse you in real-world engineering scenarios such as:

  • Overseeing installation and maintenance of equipment
  • Working with automation and robotics
  • Preparing and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Resolving technical issues

Tailor your engineering technician coursework to match your interests, choosing from specializations such as biomedical equipment repair, computer-aided design, manufacturing, electronics repair, robotics and more.

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What Can You Do with a Engineering Technology Associate Degree?

Engineering technology is a growing career field. Job opportunities are fueled by the increasing demand for technological advancements.

  • Robotics and electro-mechanical technician job openings are expected to increase 5.1% in the next few years.
  • Computer numerically controlled (CNC) programmers and industrial engineer technicians will see a 4%-6% increase in positions available.
  • Medical equipment repairers (biomedical engineering technicians) will see a 5% increase in job openings.

Graduates can find employment as engineering technologist and technicians in a variety of industries, such as:

  • Manufacturing and production companies
  • Construction and engineering firms
  • Research and development laboratories
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Aerospace and defense organizations

AAS in Engineering Technology

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students and $125 for all out-of-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.

Related Programs

With our distinct stackable credential approach, you can combine this degree with a number of certificates to enhance your career opportunities, including:


“The engineering technology programs at STLCC incorporate the important fundamentals of manufacturing with real-world applications that helped prepare me for my apprenticeship with Hydromat.” - Erica Thomspon, graduate

"I originally started at Southern Illinois University and then moved back home. I needed a fresh start and STLCC offered that to me. STLCC provided the courses I needed to pursue my goal of earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Also, the staff, such as Terrence Freeman, PhD, and Richard Unger, were very supportive during my time at STLCC. I enjoyed participating in The National Society of Black Engineers. The community and friendships I gained at STLCC are still strong today." - Diamond Cottman, graduate

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Why Choose STLCC’s Engineering Technology Program?

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Graduate With Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third lower than other local institutions. Plus, we'll help you navigate scholarship options and financial aid.

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Stackable Credentials Add To Your Value

As an engineering technology AAS student, you can quickly earn a credential, start or continue your career, and stack additional credentials to build your skills becoming more marketable.

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Real-World Experience That Employers Want

Gain practical experience using state-of-the-art equipment and systems within our 31,000-square-foot Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing, which includes 14,000 square feet of dedicated lab space and classrooms.

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Tailor Your Engineering Path

Select electives as you pursue your interests and prepare for your chosen engineering technology path. Prepare to work in automation, biomedical equipment, electronics, facilities maintenance, production, technical graphics and others.

Come as you are. See what you become.

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