Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology program prepares students for employment in a variety of industries that use technicians or technology specialists to support engineering staff. A strong emphasis is placed on applications, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Upon graduation, students will be able to plan, organize, and carry out engineering technology projects.

Graduates of this program will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • CADD
  • Blueprint reading
  • Electronics
  • Mechanics

Engineering and science courses are important parts of this program.

Employment/Career Potential

Governments, businesses, organizations, and private contractors connected to engineering research and technology fields recognize an ongoing need for skilled/trained engineering technicians and technologists. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that opportunities for engineering technicians will be best for individuals with an associate degree or extensive job training in engineering technology.

According to the 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of engineering technicians and technologists is expected to increase 2% for all occupations through 2020. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that opportunities for engineering technicians will be best for individuals with an associate’s degree or extensive job training in engineering technology.

A wide variety of job opportunities exist in manufacturing, electronics, production and processing, operations, and research and development. A number of opportunities will be available in Harford County as additional technician and technical positions are created through the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program.


Contact Information

David Antol
443-412-2472
DAntol@harford.edu

Advising, Career, and Transfer Services
443-412-2301


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