Engineering Technology AAS Stackable Credentials
Students can graduate with the AAS degree in Engineering Technology and a chosen certificate of specialization or proficiency.
Hands On and High Tech
The Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program prepares students for entry-level positions as engineering technologists
through classroom instruction, laboratory skill practice and/or work experience. Within
this program, students can stack or assemble a series of traditional and nontraditional
credentials including certificates and degrees. These stackable credentials make it
easy for a student to earn
a degree or certificate in a short period of time, get started on their career and then continue earning other
certificates or degrees to build upon.
Students can select courses from a wide range of electives. Students completing coursework in the Computer Aided Design CS, Biomedical Electronics Technician CP and/or Precision Machining Technology CS can apply those credit hours as electives toward the Engineering Technology AAS degree. Students can graduate with the AAS degree in Engineering Technology and a chosen certificate of specialization or proficiency. Careful planning with academic advising can help students to complete the AAS program and multiple certificates in approximately two years.
About the AAS Program
Students find the Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science program is designed to accommodate new students as well as those who are already working in the field. Graduates of this two year, 60-credit hour program will learn how to translate the general ideas of the engineer into specific, detailed plans and communicate those plans to other people and departments in any engineering organization.
About the Stackable Certificate Programs
Computer Aided Design
Certificate of Specialization (CS)
This Computer Aided Design program prepares students to use computer aided design (CAD) to interpret data from multiple sources, apply traditional drafting skills, utilize operating system software and follow industrial practices and company procedures related to CAD work.
Precision Machining Technology
Certificate of Specialization (CS)
The Precision Machining Technology program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the machine tool trade. Students learn to safely set up and operate milling machines, lathes, grinders and drill presses. They will also learn the basics of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine set up and operation.
Biomedical Electronics Technology
Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
The Biomedical Electronics Technology program provides students with skills necessary to enter the field of biomedical electronics service and support as biomedical electronics technicians (BMET). Students will learn electrical and electronic concepts associated with medical electronics and devices, basic science behind instruments and troubleshooting techniques.
Opportunities in the Field
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth across a wide range of engineering technician fields.
- Robotics technicians and electro-mechanical technicians will see a 5.1% increase in job openings 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.
According to a Wall Street Journal article, baby boomer retirements are starting to sap factories of their most experienced workers. An estimated 2.7 million U.S. manufacturing employees are 55 years of age or older and will be retiring soon. Additionally, more technicians will be needed as companies begin “onshoring” manufacturing operations in the future.
Tuition and Fees
Please visit stlcc.edu/fees for the most current information. Additional fees apply to some courses. Fees are subject to change.