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Catalog 2017-18 
Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering Technology Option)

Important Information

Short Description

The Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the engineering field, generally working at the direction of an engineer.

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code


Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator and Other Contacts:

CCBC Catonsville, Taylor Kidd
443-840-4096 or

CCBC Catonsville, Greg Case (Engineering Technology - Civil Engineering Technology option only)
443-840-4110 or

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 4

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 19-20 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose a course from the list of approved General Education courses  with a Diversity designation (marked with an asterisk *). If you want to take a Diversity class that is not in Social and Behavioral Sciences, you can fulfill the two requirements separately, but it would mean taking an additional course.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 24 Credits

Program Electives:

Select at least 6 credits from any of the following disciplines: AIRC (HVAC), CADD, CAMM, CONT, EGNT, ELEI, EMET, GEOA, OSHT, and SURV.

Degree also requires completion of EITHER the Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering , or Electrical/Electronic Engineering Option 

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 61-62*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Program Description

The Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the engineering field, generally working at the direction of an engineer. Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems not requiring calculus in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, maintenance, and electronics. Their work involves the more practical side of science and engineering and often requires the use of computer software including 3D modeling.

The A.A.S. degree is offered with civil, mechanical, and electrical/electronic engineering technology options. Civil engineering involves the design construction and analysis of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, water supply systems, and waste water treatment facilities. Mechanical engineering involves the design, maintenance and analysis of equipment, engines, tools, and various machines from robotics used in manufacturing to climate control equipment. Electrical/electronic engineering involves the design, maintenance and analysis of electronic instrumentation and controls, circuits, electronic communications, process controls, robotics and electrical equipment.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. gain successful employment as an engineering technician;
  2. gain admission to a four-year engineering technology program;
  3. manage an engineering project from the initial concept stage to completion;
  4. apply engineering principles and computer skills to assist an engineer with the design and drawing of mechanical equipment, construction projects, and/or electronic circuits; and
  5. directly utilize lab-based skills acquired in discipline specific courses to:
    1. conduct tests to determine the strength of a material;
    2. build/modify, troubleshoot, install, operate and maintain equipment using schematic and/or mechanical drawings;
    3. conduct surveys to determine elevations and boundaries using surveyors’ equipment or to evaluate a site for potential hazards; and
    4. analyze and troubleshoot electronic communication problems and failures.