Applied Engineering Technology

Description:

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 toward 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 degree 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, and they prepare individuals for application-oriented careers like manufacturing, field-service, marketing, technical sales or as technical members of an engineering team.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Applied Science and Engineering Technology curriculum, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate laboratory skills in basic science and technology areas.
  • Explain the interplay between scientific information and public policy and standards.
  • Present technical information in oral, written or graphic format.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.

In addition, students will be prepared to work in a range of industries at the technician level. Below is a list of some of the positions a graduate of the program could fill (depending on which certificate or certificates are completed).

  • Process technician or operator in industries such as oil refining, food processing and water purification.
  • Biotechnology technician in the bio-pharmaceutical industry.
  • Biomedical research technician.

Program Entry Requirements:

This program is open to all interested students. All Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Depending on the students’ pathway, a minimum of 60-61 credits as prescribed must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. A minimum grade of "C" must be achieved in all required program courses.

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

 

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
AET 101 - Introduction to Robotics   4 credits Scientific Reasoning
ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 credits Writing/Research/Info Lit 1
For Engineering Technology Pathway:
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra

For Transfer Pathway:
MATH 161 - Precalculus I

For MATH 161: FNMT 118 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits Quantitative Reasoning
For Engineering Technology Pathway:
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry or higher level chemistry

For Transfer Pathway:
General Elective
FNMT 118 ready and ENGL 101 ready 4 credits  
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts   3 credits Technological Competency

Semester 2

Engineering Technology Pathway

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
ELEC 120 - Direct and Alternating Current Circuits FNMT 118 or higher MATH with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher. 4 credits  
Any AET course above AET 101 or Prior Learning Experience Please see the catalog for prerequisites  3 or 4 credits  
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Oral Communication/
Creative Expression

Transfer Pathway

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
ELEC 120 - Direct and Alternating Current Circuits FNMT 118 or higher MATH with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher. 4 credits  
MATH 162 - Precalculus II MATH 161 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement in MATH 162 or higher 3 credits  
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry FNMT 118 ready and ENGL 101 ready 4 credits  
CSCI 111 - Computer Science I FNMT 118  prerequisite or placement in MATH 161
 or higher
4 credits  

Semester 3

Engineering Technology Pathway

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices ELEC 120 with a grade of "C" or better 4 credits  
Any TWO AET courses above AET 101 or Prior Learning Experience Please see the catalog for prerequisites  6 to 8 credits  
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 Cultural Analysis and Interpretation

Transfer Pathway Course Sequence

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics FNMT 118 completed or higher math placement 4 credits  
CHEM 121 - College Chemistry I or
General Elective*
CHEM 110 with a grade of "C" or better and FNMT 118 or MATH 118.  3 or 4 credits  
PHYS 111 - General Physics I MATH 162 or Math 171 or MATH 171 placement. 4 credits  
Technical Elective (choose one):
Any AET course above AET 101 or
ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices

For ELEC 124: ELEC 120 with a grade of "C" or better

3 or 4 credits  

Notes

* Students planning to transfer to Temple University should take CHEM 121

Semester 4

Engineering Technology Pathway

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics FNMT 118 completed or higher math placement 4 credits  
Any TWO AET courses above AET 101 or Prior Learning Experience Please see the catalog for prerequisites  6 to 8 credits  
General Elective   3 or 4 credits  

Transfer Pathway Course Sequence

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
Technical Elective (choose one):
Any AET course above AET 101 or
ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices
For ELEC 124: ELEC 120 with a grade of "C" or better 3 or 4 credits  
PHYS 112 - General Physics II PHYS 111 or permission of the department head. 4 credits  
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Oral Communication/
Creative Expression
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) FNMT 118 or higher 3 credits Cultural Analysis & Interpretation

 

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

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

60

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.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Room W1-1, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8430; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.