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The Applied Engineering Technology Program is housed in the Applied Engineering Technology department.  Our program originated from a manufacturing focused environment.  The program’s purpose is to educate in support of the engineering technology profession. 

Specifically, this program is designed to prepare our students for various engineering support and management functions for research, production, operations, and applications to specific engineering specialties; such as, six sigma quality application, manufacturing system improvement, logistics, robotics, numerical control, plastics, and alternative energy.

The program will enhance student proficiencies in the following areas:

1.)  Planning, organizing and managing technology, people, and resources.

2.)  Applying and controlling the use of various high-level technologies, e.g. information based business management systems, such as enterprise resource planning systems, supply chain management systems, manufacturing execution systems, etc.

3.)  Mastering the technical skills such as industrial materials and processing, computer aided drafting, design and manufacturing, computer-integrated manufacturing, machine vision, power technology, automation technologies such as robotics, PLC, CNC machines, graphic communications systems and telecommunications.

4.)  Controlling processes to improve quality, reliability, and productivity.

5.)  Managing human resource and developing a changing workplace to achieve organizational goals.

6.)  Problem solving and creative thinking skills.

The Applied Engineering program is seeking ABET accreditation under the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC).  The following state the program’s Mission Statement, the Program Education Objectives and the Student Outcomes.

Mission Statement

The Department of Applied Engineering Technology is committed to exemplary teaching and learning, preparing students for innovation and technology leadership, and the global economy.

 

Program Educational Objectives

Outcomes have been developed in conjunction with the faculty and Industrial Advisory Board.  Within a five year period, most of the students will be engaged in the following areas.

1)  Graduates will be gainfully employed as engineering associates in support of registered and non-registered engineers.  Activities may include gathering data, conducting analysis and generating supporting documentation.

2)  Graduates will be functioning as first-level supervisors on the shop floor of manufacturing facilities.

3)  Graduates will be operating as project managers initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects using state of the art tools.

4)  Graduates will be material managers and other production control team members coordinating the logistics of material movement in manufacturing environments.

5)  Graduates will be quality control technicians and analysists in industry – both service and manufacturing.

6)  Graduates will be functioning in programming the machines and production devices used to automate the operations of industry.

7)  Graduates will be designing work processes and work flows for support and manufacturing operations.

 All graduates will be able to function in a team, communicate both orally and in writing, and contribute to the continuous improvement required in today’s environment.

 

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes will be captured in disciplinary expertise growth and follow the general criteria (a) through (k) of ETAC.  These outcomes are listed as follow.

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and

k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.