Jun 14, 2024  
2020-2021 SLCC General Catalog 

Engineering Design Manufacturing Technology: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 67-69 credits minimum

Natural Sciences Division
Westpointe Campus
WTEC 119
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-3824
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Instructors − Joel Clarkston, Michael Stenquist, Rex Richards

Program Description
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology with emphases in either “Product Design Engineering Technology (PDET), “Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), or “Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) provides the student with a solid foundation in electronics theory and application, as well as established and emerging technologies. This program is designed for students who intend to enter the work force after obtaining the AAS degree or transfer to other USHE institutions. The courses emphasize mastery of theory as well as attainment of skills and competencies through Lab experiences that are vital to workforce needs.

Career Opportunities
Students who complete one of these Associates of Applied Science degrees in PDET, MET, or MFET can pursue careers in many areas such as research and development, Industrial Automation, space, defense, government, consumer products, and many more. Examples of occupations include mechanical drafters, mechanical designers, product designers, CNC programmers, tool designers, production planners, quality technicians, manufacturing and production technicians, and many more.

Transfer/Articulation Information
The degree includes a carefully designed pathway that will allow a student to efficiently transfer to WSU or UVU to complete a 4 year degree in Engineering Technology.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Books: $400.00 to $1,100.00 Depending on emphasis
Course Fees: $350.00

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 4 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 to 17 credits per semester. Less than 17 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy

Demonstrate proficiency in key Engineering Technology areas including (a) Engineering and design principles, (b) Engineering documentation, (c) Manufacturing processes, (d) Computer modeling and analysis, (e) Electronics fundamentals.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Demonstrate appropriate technical reporting, writing and communication skills.


Demonstrate proficiency in mathematics, including trigonometry, linear systems, calculus and complex numbers appropriate for engineering technology.

1, 2, 3

Demonstrate proficiency in design, analysis, application and troubleshooting of designs and processes.

1, 4

Demonstrate mastery of skills and protocols according to recognized standards and certifications.

2, 3, 5, 6

Demonstrate mastery of computer operation and structure.


General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Composition (EN) 1 course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Human Relations (HR) 1 course

Distribution Areas

One course from the following Distribution Areas

Emphasis Courses

Select from the following emphasis tracks

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