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Engineering Exploratory Certificate

Program Description

The Engineering Exploratory Certificate is designed to prepare students for Engineering Technology programs and enable them to evaluate career choices in Engineering Technologies.

Program Requirements

Course No. Title Credits
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
ARC*H133 Technical Drafting 3
EET*H104 Electrical CAD and Fabrication 1
EET*H102 Electrical Applications 3
Total Credit Hours 11-13

EET*H102 can be taken instead of EET*H104, but may require additional math courses.


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate career choices in Engineering technologies.
  2. Discuss the history of technology.
  3. Meet with faculty in various Engineering Technologies.
  4. Demonstrate proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  5. Use OrCAD Capture and Layout software.
  6. Populate a double sided PC board.
  7. Use drafting instruments.
  8. Prepare a set of working drawings for a small machine assembly.
  9. Differentiate between the various technologies used to complete a major engineering project.

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