General Engineering Technology Associate Degree

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Looking for a fast-paced, high-tech career in industry? General Engineering Technology prepares students for 21st century manufacturing. Students will learn how to interface, program, troubleshoot, and optimize complex systems and equipment. Through hands on projects students learn about control systems, sensors, lasers, robotics, programmable logic controllers, and electronics. This multi-disciplinary field provides the necessary skills today's technicians need.


General Engineering Technology Associate Degree (Catalog)

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Transfer opportunities are available with USC College of Engineering and Computing and Clemson College of Engineering and Science. Speak with an advisor for more information on these programs.

All program courses are offered during the day with some courses available in the evening and online. Program courses begin in the Fall Semester or each year. Entry during any other term will be permitted but may limit the courses that may be available. Courses are offere in the fall, sprin and summer terms on a one-time per year basis for most of the rquired General Engineering Technology courses. Full-time students usually complete requirements in five terms. Part-time students shoudl allow at least nine terms to earn the degree. General Education course requirements can be completed at any time during the program, with the exception of math and physics. Courses can be completed in any order subject to the completion of course prerequisites.

Advanced placement opportunities are available to those completing certain high school courses. Click here for more information.

Current co-op opportunities are available with the following companies: BMW, Duke Energy, Michelin, Army Corps of Engineers

A General Engineering Technology degree opens the door to a wide variety of career paths including: Engineering Design Technician, Electronics Technician, Laser Technician, Automation Technician, Electro-Mechanical Technician, and Robotics Technician. Technicians are responsible for modifications to assembly lines, building and designing circuit boards, and programming robots. Anticipated average salary information is located here.

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