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2022-2023 Catalog

Engineering Technology AAS Degree


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Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00273

This AAS Degree is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the practical application of principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. Engineering Technology graduates will be able to assist engineers in designing, developing, using, and maintaining all types of equipment. They will work independently or in teams doing product evaluation and testing, where they adjust, test, and repair equipment. Additionally, Technologists may be involved in the manufacturing, deployment, or servicing of equipment. With 16 elective credit options, the program can be customized to meet a student’s or employer’s interest. Students who graduate with this degree may consider transferring to another college or university to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology.

There are two ways to complete the Engineering Technology AAS Degree:

  1. The traditional route of completing all courses.
  2. Individuals who have successfully completed the Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate, may be able to apply 21-45 credits toward the completion of an Engineering Technology AAS. Contact the Associate Dean of Occupational Programs in Engineering and Technology, and see below for further details.

All program required courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Sample Schedule of Courses


First Year


Total Credits: 11-13

Spring/Summer Session


English Communication - Credits: 3

Select first General Education English Communication  course.

Social Science - Credits: 3-4

Select a General Education Social Science  course.

Total Credits: 6-7

Second Year


Fall Semester


English Communication - Credits: 3

Select second General Education English Communication  course.

Humanities - Credits: 1-4

Select a General Education Humanities  course.

Total Credits: 14-18

Winter Semester


Total Credits: 16-18

Program Total: 60 Credits


Engineering Technology AAS Degree - with Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate


This AAS Degree is designed to allow students who possess a Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate to apply a minimum of 21 credits of their prior learning experiences toward the credits needed for the Engineering Technology AAS degree. Additional credits, based on professional experience and other courses completed, may be applied on a case-by-case basis, not to exceed 45 credits total. Contact the Associate Dean of Occupational Programs in Engineering and Technology for further details.

Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate


The following courses will be accepted as completed based on completion of the Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate (21 credits):

Total Credits: 21


Total Credits: 26


General Education Courses


Remaining program required general education courses (minimum 13 credits):

English Communication - Credits:6


Recommended:

Social Science - Credits:3-4


Humanities - Credits: 1-4


Science - Credits: 3-5


  • Select General Education Science  Course Credits: 3-5

Total Credits: Minimum 13


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