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.
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.