Applied Engineering Technology

High-Tech Science in the Modern World

The Applied Engineering Technology program curriculum leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and prepares students for employment in a range of scientific technology occupations and also provides a foundation for transfer to four-year technology programs. The flexible design of the program allows students to choose from a range of scientific technology fields, including engineering technology, among others that are developed as industry trends demand. Students will be prepared to demonstrate scientific observation skills, to operate equipment and/or relevant software, and to promote safety and quality in the workplace.
 
Students in the Applied Engineering Technology program may choose courses from two pathways: engineering technology or transfer.
 
The engineering technology pathway is geared towards the student who wishes to complete the A.A.S. degree and seek employment upon graduation in an electrical and/or technical field where knowledge of basic electronics is essential. This pathway includes core electronics courses and AET electives. The electives include in-context principles and concepts relative to the workplace environments that students may be employed in. 
 
The transfer pathway is designed to allow a student to transfer into a bachelor’s degree engineering technology program. Locally, both Temple and Drexel offer engineering technology degree programs at the bachelor’s level. College level chemistry and physics are components of these curricula along with precalculus math courses. 
 
Engineering technology programs emphasize problem solving and having lab and technical based skills. Engineering technology programs prepare individuals for application oriented careers in industry, such as manufacturing, field-service, marketing, technical sales, or as technical members of an engineering team.

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Civil Engineering Technician – est. salary $57,540*
Electrical Drafter
– est. salary $65,635
Electro-Mechanical Technician – est. salary $46,317
Electronics Engineering Technician – est. salary $61,464

 

**EMSI Data, 2018; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Applied Engineering Technology degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AET 101 - Introduction to Robotics 4 credits   Scientific Reasoning
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits Prerequisite for ENGL 102 and ENGL 115; must earn a grade of "C" or better Writing/Research/Info Lit 1 
For Engineering Technology Pathway:
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra*

For Transfer Pathway:
MATH 161 - Precalculus I
3 credits For FNMT 118: Prerequisite for AET 130, AET 201, ELEC 120, ELEC 130, MATH 161; must earn a grade of "C" or better for MATH 161.

For MATH 161: Students must place at MATH 161 or higher or  pass FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better; prerequisite for MATH 162 and ECON 181
Quantitative Reasoning
For Engineering Technology Pathway:
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry or higher level chemistry

For Transfer Pathway:
General Elective
4 credits For CHEM 110: Prerequisite for AET 201

For Transfer Pathway: Students should consult with an advisor or program faculty to choose courses that transfer
 
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts 3 credits   Technological Competency

 

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Engineering Technology Pathway

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
ELEC 120 - Direct and Alternating Current Circuits 4 credits Prerequisite for ELEC 124; must earn a C or better  
Any AET course above AET 101 or Prior Learning Experience 3 or 4 credits Please see the catalog for prerequisites  
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking 3 credits   Oral Communication/
Creative Expression

Transfer Pathway

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
ELEC 120 - Direct and Alternating Current Circuits 4 credits Prerequisite for ELEC 124; must earn a C or better  
MATH 162 - Precalculus II 3 credits    
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry 4 credits Students must be both FNMT 118 ready and ENGL 101 ready; prerequisite for CHEM 121; must earn a grade of "C" or better  
CSCI 111 - Computer Science I 4 credits    

 

Semester 3

Engineering Technology Pathway

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices 4 credits    
Any TWO AET courses above AET 101 or Prior Learning Experience 6 to 8 credits Please see the catalog for prerequisites AET Elective
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics 4 credits    
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
HIST 142 - Food History or
HIST 150 - History of American Health Care or
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
SOC 115 - Gender and Society
3 credits Students should consult with an advisor or program faculty to choose courses that transfer Cultural Analysis and Interpretation

Transfer Pathway

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics 4 credits    
CHEM 121 - College Chemistry I or
General Elective*
3 or 4 credits Students planning to transfer to Temple University should take CHEM 121.  
PHYS 111 - General Physics I 4 credits Students must have completed MATH 162 or Math 171 or placed in MATH 171; prerequisite for PHYS 112  
Technical Elective (choose one):
Any AET course above AET 101 or
ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices
3 or 4 credits Please see the catalog for AET prerequisites  

Semester 4

Engineering Technology Pathway

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics 4 credits    
Any TWO AET courses above AET 101 or Prior Learning Experience 6 to 8 credits Please see the catalog for prerequisites AET Elective
General Elective 3 or 4 credits Students should consult with an advisor or program faculty to choose courses that transfer  

Transfer Pathway

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
Technical Elective (choose one):
Any AET course above AET 101 or
ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices
3 or 4 credits Please see the catalog for AET prerequisites  
PHYS 112 - General Physics II 4 credits    
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking 3 credits   Oral Communication/
Creative Expression
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 3 credits   Cultural Analysis & Interpretation

Note: Students may have more than 62 credits to qualify for graduation depending upon courses chosen.

 

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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Applied Science and Engineering Technology student working in the lab at CCP.

“I worked at the Franklin Institute during my time at the College. While the job was not directly related to my studies, the benefit was always being around Science.”

Ann Kozempel
program graduate 2015