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Applied Science and Engineering Technology

Description:

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 biomedical equipment technology, engineering technology and process technology, among others.

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.

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in at least one technology field.
  • Demonstrate laboratory skills in basic science and technology areas.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of 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 new students are normally required to take the College’s placement test at their time of entry. 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:

A minimum of 62 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 certificate and required program courses. Specific certificates taken in conjunction with the degree will require more than 62 credits.

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

 

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
  3 credits Mathematics
ASET 101 - Science Technology and Public Policy**or
BMET 101 - Biomedical Equipment Technology I ***
For BMET 101: BIOL 108 or BIOL 110, which may be taken concurrently 3 or 4 credits Science

Directed Electives ****
[Prior Learning Assessment may be applied] 

  15 credits  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
  3 credits ENGL 101
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 credits Tech Comp
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  

PTEC 103 - Introduction to Process Technology and Plant Equipment or 
BMET 102 - Biomedical Equipment Technology II ***or
ASET 140 - 3D Printing or
ASET 201 - Introduction to Nanotechnology

For PTEC 103: CHEM 110 or CHEM 121 with a grade of "C" or better
For BMET 102: BMET 101 with a grade of "C" or better and ELEC 120, which may be taken concurrently
For ASET 140: FNMT 118 or higher MATH with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher
For ASET 201: CHEM 110 and FNMT 118 or higher MATH with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher. 

4 credits  

Semester 3

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 ENGL 102, Info Lit
ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics or 
ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices

For ELEC 130: FNMT 118 or MATH 118 with a grade of "C" or better
For ELEC 124: ELEC 120 with a grade of "C" or better

4 credits  
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry
or higher level chemistry*
FNMT 118 ready and ENGL 101 ready 4 credits Natural Sciences

BMET 201 - Medical Devices *** or
ASET 140 - 3D Printing or
ASET 201 - Introduction to Nanotechnology 

For BMET 201: BMET 103 with a grade of "C" or better
For ASET 140: FNMT 118 or higher MATH with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher.
For ASET 201: CHEM 110 and FNMT 118 or higher MATH with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher. 
3 or 4 credits  
Humanities Course
Any Foreign Language course (ARAB, CHIN, FREN, HEBR, ITAL, JAPN, SPAN, SWAH) or
Any Humanities course (HUM) or
Any Philosophy course (PHIL) 
  3 credits Humanities

Semester 4

 

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics or higher *   4 credits  
ASET 130 - Quality Control/Quality Assurance or 
BMET 202 - Medical Devices in a Networked Environment*** or
ASET 140 - 3D Printing or
ASET 201 - Introduction to Nanotechnology

For ASET 130: FNMT 118
For BMET 202: BMET 201ELEC 130, which may be taken concurrently; CIS 105; and CIS 150 with a grade of "C" or better in all courses
For ASET 140: FNMT 118 or higher MATH with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher.
For ASET 201: FNMT 118 or higher MATH with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher. 

3 or 4 credits  
Social Science courses (choose one)
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 Social Sciences

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

Notes

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

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

62

Qualified students, especially those interested in transfer to a 4-year Engineering Technology program, are encouraged to take higher level courses in Math, Physics and Chemistry.
** ASET 101 meets the College’s Natural Sciences requirement.
*** Students interested in obtaining the BMET Proficiency Certificates should take BMET 101, BMET 102, BMET 201 and BMET 202. Students interested in obtaining the PTEC Proficiency Certificates should take ASET 101, ASET 110, ASET 130 and PTEC 103
**** Directed Electives should be chosen in consultation with an Advisor, from the list below:

  • Any PTEC course above PTEC 103
    • (PTEC 111, 115, 125 and 135 needed for PTEC 2 Proficiency Certificate)
  • BMET 103 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate I
  • BMET 203 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate II
  • BIOL 108 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate I
  • CIS 105, 106, 130, 150
    • CIS 105 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate I
    • CIS 150 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate II 
  • Any ELEC course above ELEC 120
    • ELEC 124 and ELEC 130 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate II  
  • Management MNGT 121 or MNGT 141
  • Any Chemistry course above CHEM 110
  • Any Engineering course
  • Any Physics course above PHYS 105 except PHYS 108 Descriptive Astronomy
  • Any Math course above FNMT 118 or MATH 118 except MATH 153 Mathematics of Personal Finance
  • CSCI 111 or 112
  • ADC 103
  • EASC 111 or EASC 111H

 Students may submit industry certifications and/or other proof of prior learning for credit consideration.

Applied Science And Engineering Technology Proficiency Certificates

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a program advisor to assure completion of the ASET degree in conjunction with a proficiency certificate.

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.