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.

Program Information

  • CNC Machining Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Machining & Maintenance Technology
  • Mechanical Design Technology
  • Robotics Automation & Mechatronics
Graduates of the WCC Applied Engineering Technology Program will: 

  • 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.
  • Utilize mechanical drawings and CAD software to communicate technical information.
  • Articulate and defend technical solutions to diverse audiences using mathematics, oral and written communication.
  • Diagnose, repair, and maintain equipment and processes within their area of specialization.

Applied Engineering Specialties:

Computer Engineering:

Graduates of the Applied Engineering Technology Program with a specialty in Computer Engineering will: 

  • Demonstrate competence in understanding the engineering process.
  • Demonstrate the necessary critical thinking skills that enable them to interpret, construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot fundamental electronic and microprocessor circuits and programs using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Electronics Engineering:

Graduates of the Applied Engineering Technology Program with a specialty in Electronics Engineering will: 

  • Construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot electronic circuits.

Industrial Systems

Graduates of the Applied Engineering Technology Program with a specialty in Industrial Systems will: 

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of AC/DC electrical concepts, as well as constructing, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing various electrical/electronic systems.
  • Understand motors, transformers, and distribution.
  • Repair gaskets, seals, pumps, and valves.
  • Use advanced hydraulic systems to troubleshoot and repair.

Contact Information

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Stacie Taylor
Chair of Applied Engineering Tech Area
Phone: 336-838-6551
sbtaylor965@wilkescc.edu
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