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Applied Engineering Technology

What is Applied Engineering Technology? 

The WCC Applied Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become engineering technicians who work in product design, research and development, manufacturing, and service related jobs. Students will become familiar with the advanced technologies that are essential for businesses who wish to become or remain competitive in a global economy.Applied Engineering 

 

Entering students will utilize the classrooms and labs of WCC’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) to learn fundamental electrical and mechanical concepts. As students advance through the program they may choose a technology-specific specialty area in which to concentrate. Students may explore development of 3D CAD models, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, composite materials, robotics, automated manufacturing and CAM/CNC. Emphasis is given to hands-on experience using cutting-edge technology and equipment.

Graduates will qualify for employment as engineering assistants or technicians in fields such as alternative energy, biomedical, telecommunications, or aerospace. Graduates may also wish to pursue one of many entrepreneurial opportunities made possible by the technology.


  
 

 

Updated 7/18/12

  • Typical Courses
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Additional Information
  • Checksheets
  • Contact Information

Specialty Areas

  • 3D Design Technology
  • Advanced Composites
  • Computer Engineering
  • CNC Machining
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Machining and
  • Maintenance
  • Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Graduates of the WCC Applied Engineering Technology Program will: 

  • Applied Engineering students will be able to: 

    • Evaluate and assess industrial work environments and practices to ensure compliance with relevant safety standards. 
    • Design, construct and troubleshoot electrical circuits for applications including control systems, communications, signal processing and computer networks. 
    • Design, construct and troubleshoot hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems . 
    • Utilize mechanical drawings and CAD software to communicate technical information. 
    • Articulate and defend technical solutions to diverse audiences using mathematics and oral and written communication. 
    • Diagnose, repair, and maintain equipment and processes within their area of specialization. 
     
     

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Checksheets

Degree - 2013 Diploma - 2013 Certificate - 2013
Applied Engineering Technology CNC Machining Technology Level I CNC Machining
CNC Machining Technology Computer Engineering Technology Level II CNC Machining
Computer Engineering Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Computer Repair Technician
Electronics Engineering Technology Machining & Maintenance Technology Home Automation
Industrial Systems Technology Mechanical Design Technology Level I Electronics Technology
Machining & Maintenance Technology Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology Level II Electronics Technology
Mechanical Design Technology   Machining & Maintenance Technology
Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology   Mechanical Design Technology
    Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technolgoy
     
Degree - 2012  Diploma - 2012  Certificates - 2012 
Applied Engineering Technology  3D Design Technology  Advanced Composites Tech 
3D Design Technology  Advanced Composites Technology  Basic CAD Design Technology 
Advanced Composites Technology  CNC Machining Technology  Basic CNC Machining 
CNC Machining Technology  Computer Engineering Technology  Basic Mechatronics Technology 
Computer Engineering Technology  Electronics Engineering Technology  Computer Repair Technician 
Electronics Engineering Technology  Machining & Maintenance Technology  Home Automation 
Machining & Maintenance Technology  Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Tech  Level I Electronics Technology 
Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Tech    Level II Electronics Technology 
    Machining and Maintenance Tech 
     
Degree - 2011  Diploma - 2011  Certificates - 2011 
3D Design Technology  3D Design Technology  Advanced Composites Tech 
Advanced Composites Technology  Advanced Composites Technology  Basic CAD Design Tech 
CNC Machining Technology  CNC Machining Technology  Basic CNC Machining 
Computer Engineering Technology  Computer Engineering Technology  Basic Mechatronics Tech 
Electronics Engineering Technology  Electronics Engineering Technology  Computer Repair Technician 
Machining & Maintenance Technology  Machining & Maintenance Technology  Home Automation 
Robotics, Automation, & Mechatronics Tech  Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Tech  Level I Electronics Tech 
    Level II Electronics Technology 
    Machining & Maintenance Tech 

 

Contact Information:

wrfs_lyndellDuvall
Lyndell D Duval
Chair, Applied Engineering Technologies
(336) 838-6228
lyndell.duvall@wilkescc.edu