The Applied Science and 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.
The program includes a set of courses required of all students and gives students the opportunity to select specialized courses in a particular field of interest, leading to a proficiency certificate in a specialized field. Some students may initially opt to finish a proficiency certificate without completing the degree in order to directly enter the workforce. Students who do so and who later decide to pursue the associate’s degree will have a seamless transition to the degree program, since most credits earned through the proficiency certificate will also count toward the degree itself.