The engineering technologies fields are challenging and well-paying and have evolved into high-tech industries. There are numerous employment and transfer opportunities for graduates with an Associate in Applied Science degree in the engineering technology fields.
The Department of Engineering Technologies offers 1-year certificates, 2-year Associate in Applied Science degrees and several transfer opportunities in various program areas enabling individuals to enter the workforce in the civil engineering, environmental engineering, surveying, construction or architectural fields.
You will be provided with current technology and comprehensive training. All aspects of both programs are taught using a combination of classroom instruction with hands-on application.
Overall, the demand for engineering technicians within the U.S. is very strong and should continue to grow. Improvement and updating of infrastructure along with a strong construction market will result in more jobs for engineering technicians in the years to come.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the annual median pay (2019) for the following 2-year and 4-year engineering technologies related occupations between about $45,000 to $95,000.
Our Engineering Technologies graduates have several transfer opportunities available. Graduates may pursue 4-year degrees in Architectural Technology & Design, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Geomatics (Surveying) and Sustainable Building Systems. These 4-year degree opportunities are available through the following North Carolina universities.
See Our Facilities
Most Engineering classes are held in Little Hall. Click on this building on our Virtual Tour and see the Wellard Technology Center, Byerly Auditorium, our Drafting Lab, the Engineering Lab, and the building exterior.