Applied Engineering Technology

Occupational Major

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 2193

This program is designed to prepare students to seek employment as technicians in the fields of instrumentation, electronics, communications, nanotechnology, and mechanical systems in the various engineering technology fields. It allows students to build a sequence of laboratory based courses to satisfy specific skills needed for immediate employment.

Upon successful completion of the program students will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • apply fundamental principles of mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, and laboratory measurements to solve accessible science and engineering technology problems;
  • employ the techniques and skills necessary for the applied engineering technology practice;
  • design, evaluate, and test an engineering system, component, or process; and
  • identify, formulate, and solve applied engineering technology problems.

Prospective students with inadequate academic preparation should be aware that they may need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and corequisites for the required courses must be strictly followed.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking B,3
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,B,1
3
College Level Writing II B, 2 3
Cultural Perspectives C 3
Personal Health C 3
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,B
3
MATH125
Pre-Calculus A,B
4
CISC115
Computer Science
4
PHYS106
Physics A B
4
PHYS107
Physics B B
4
CHEM121
Chemistry I A,B
4
ENGR112
Engineering Graphics B
3
ENGT240
Applied Circuit Analysis B
4
ECON111
Macroeconomics 4
3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge B,D,6
3
Directed Electives E 13 - 18*
Total Credit Hours 68**

*The nanotechnology program will include 18 directed electives, which will be at Penn State for the capstone semester.

**68 credits total for the nanotechnology AAS concentration which includes the 18 credit capstone semester at Penn State. Fifty three credits will be taken at BCCC.

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 16 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. Such additional time will require adjustments to the recommended sequence.

*The semester sequence for the nanotechnology majors will be different due to the capstone semester at Penn State.

First Semester

Course Credits
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,B
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,B,1
3
PHYS106
Physics A B
4
Personal Health C 3
ENGR112
Engineering Graphics B
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course Credits
MATH125
Pre-Calculus A,B
4
College Level Writing II B,2 3
PHYS107
Physics B B
4
CHEM121
Chemistry I A,H
4
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking B,3
3
ECON111
Macroeconomics 4
3
ENGT240
Applied Circuit Analysis B
4
Directed Electives E 6 or 7 or 17
Total Credit Hours 16-27

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
Cultural Perspectives C 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge B,D,6
3
CISC115
Computer Science
4
Directed Electives E 7 or 8 or 18
Total Credit Hours 17-28

A Placement testing required.
B Course requires prerequisite.
C Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
D Any INTG course may be chosen.
E Electives must be approved in writing by the MaST Department.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies Social Perspectives requirement.
5 Satisfies College level Mathematics or Science. 6 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.