Engineering technicians and technologists are vital team members who focus on applying engineering and technology to solutions, whereas engineers focus on theoretical thinking. They work with engineers, designers, planners and architects.
As an engineering technician, drafter or designer you’ll find work at such companies as Black & Veatch, BlueScope Construction, Burns & McDonnell, Olsson, BSE Structural Engineers and more.
Civil engineering techs help plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of efficient structures and facilities including skyscrapers, bridges, roads and infrastructure. They work with steel, wood, concrete, earth as well as advanced construction materials. Courses: CADD, structural design, physics, GIS, surveying.
Architectural engineering techs apply engineering principles and technical skills to develop efficient buildings and related systems, such as lighting and communications systems. Courses: CADD, structural design, physics, commercial and residential architecture.
Mechanical engineering techs deal with all technology of the past, present and future. They help modify, develop and test machinery and equipment and are involved with research, test, development or production. You'll learn to apply theory and principles to solve problems of industrial layout and manufacturing production; study and record time, motion, method and speed to improve the performance of production; establish standard production rates and improve efficiency. Courses: CADD, structural design, physics, parametric modeling, machining, CNC, Mastercam.
Electronics and computer techs help design, build and produce computerized electronic equipment and create the next generation of electronic devices. They lay out, build, test and increase the efficiency of electronic components of devices and systems. You'll learn to troubleshoot, repair and modify developmental and production electronics and their systems and develop a strong knowledge of hardware and software and how the two interact. Courses: programming, CADD, electronics, hardware, AC and digital analysis, digital electronics, data structures and algorithm analysis, programmable logic controllers.
You'll learn to troubleshoot, repair and modify developmental and production electronics and their systems and develop a strong knowledge of hardware and software and how the two interact.
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Many MCC students plan to transfer. Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it.
We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.
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Associate in Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology takes two years if attending full-time.
MCC is a great value. Our tuition is one of the lowest in the area - about 1/3 that of public four-year schools and a tiny fraction of private colleges. We offer many ways to pay plus a tuition payment plan to make it even easier to afford college.
Check with one of our advisors for transfer information and agreements with Missouri Western State University, the University of Central Missouri and DeVry University for transfer to their B.S. degree programs in Engineering Technology.
Yes, you can test out of certain courses.
Engineering graduates innovate new methods of analysis and solutions for open-ended, complex and unique design problems. The field usually calls for at least a master's degree and coursework includes plenty of higher math.
Engineering tech graduates apply current knowledge and practices to the solution of specific technical problems and standard design problems. New graduates most likely enter industry in construction, product design, development, testing, technical operations, technical services or sales. The level of math and science required is not as theoretical as that required in engineering.
Complex problem solving, reading comprehension, critical thinking, math and complex problem solving are essential skills of those in this field. Some other characteristics: