Welcome to Engineering Technology!
The Mission of the Engineering Technology Department is to prepare graduates to work in high demand, very technical, vastly diverse, automated industries that provide products and services to keep our state and national economy running.
- The Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology graduates keep industry running by fixing, adapting, programming, and maintaining the automated machines and systems used in industry.
- The Pre-Engineering graduates are prepared to go into upper level engineering fields at local universities in the state.
- The Mechatronics graduates are focused on designing the newest machines and automated systems needed by industry.
The hands on/class room/lab learning approach used in the Engineering Technology Department is the best skill learning approach in higher education.
Electrical Automation & Robotics Technology (EART)
Prepares students for work with all types of electrical and electronic automated control systems and equipment. Students also receive training to work with hydraulic and pneumatic equipment as well as electrical wiring. Students are trained and skilled in the following areas:
- Automatic control systems
- AC/DC controls, motors and motor control
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and and Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) computers utilizing HMI (human machine interface) and GUI (graphical user interface) functions
- Process control equipment
- Electrical and occupational safety
Engineering is an exciting major in terms of professional career opportunities, job satisfaction and compensation. Career options exist in many engineering fields including: Aerospace, Biological, Biomedical, Chemical,Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Irrigation, Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Systems.Read More
Mechatronics is a hybrid discipline that utilizes Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and principles of Computer Science to design and produce complex computer controlled electromechanical systems. Students will study:
- Mechanical Systems
- Basic Electornics
- Computer Systems
- Programmable Logic Control
- Software Tools for Mechatronics
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Sensor Technology
- Control Technology
Beginning Fall 2015, we will be adding a Bachelor of Science degree!