Applied Engineering Technician

According to CareerOneStop, a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, employment of engineering technicians and technologists is expected to increase 6% through 2022, with a median wage in Maryland of $70,000!

Opportunities for engineering technians will be best for individuals with an associate's degree or extensive job training in engineering technology. A wide variety of job opportuniites exist in manufacturing, electronics, production and processing, operations, and research and development.

Some specific tasks performed by an Engineering Technician:

  • Assist engineers and scientists in conducting applied research in electrical engineering.
  • Design or modify engineering schematics for electrical transmission and distribution systems or for electrical installation in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electrical components, assemblies,or systems.
  • Install or maintain electrical control systems, industrial automation systems, or electrical equipment, including control circuits, variable speed drives, or programmable logic controllers.

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Engineering Technology
  • Basic Electricity or Electronics for Engineering Technicians
  • Introduction to Electrical Control Systems
  • Technical Writing
  • Print Reading

Elective Courses:

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • 3D Printing

Employers: Harford Community College offers customized training to meet the needs of your business.

**We can design training for the specific needs of your organization at one of our facilities, or at your location. We are now also a partner with the Maryland WorkSmart program, utilizing the strengths of the Maryland Community College Network. Contact us about what your needs are, and we can develop a training program to support you!**

Any Course. Any Time. Any Location.

Student must have solid applied technology skills/background or good math, science and computer skills. HS Diploma/GED required, AAS or BS preferred.

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For more information on this or other continuing education certificates, contact Victor Cyran at 443-412-2398 or email