Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Nature of Work
Electromechanical engineering technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems such as robotic assembly machines.
Environmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop. They test, operate, and, if necessary, modify equipment for preventing or cleaning up environmental pollution. They may collect samples for testing, or they may work to mitigate sources of environmental pollution. They also work closely with industry to implement safety procedures and green practices.
Electromechanical engineering technicians held about 17,300 jobs nationally in 2012. The industries that employed the most electromechanical engineering technicians in 2012 were as follows:
- Architectural, engineering, and related services (13 percent)
- Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing (11 percent)
- Semiconductor and other electronic components manufacturing (10 percent)
- Scientific research and development services (8 percent)
Employment of electromechanical engineering technicians is projected to increase by about 4 percent from 2012 to 2022.
Environmental engineering technicians held about 19,000 jobs in 2012. The industries that employed the most environmental engineering technicians in 2012 were as follows:
- Engineering services (22 percent)
- Management, scientific, and technical consulting services (20 percent)
- Local government excluding education and hospitals (11 percent)
- Waste management and remediation services (9 percent)
- Testing laboratories (8 percent)
Employment opportunities are projected to increase 18 percent from 2012 to 2022.
Credentials You Can Earn
The Higher Education Act requires all colleges and universities to notify students and prospective students of all program costs for which they will be responsible. Students will be responsible for the following expenses:
- Nonrefundable application fee ($25)
Outside Vendor Fees Prior to Beginning Major-Specific Coursework
- Tools (Approximately $75 for the Engineering Technology Basic program)
- Tuition ($89 per credit hour)
- Accident Insurance Fee ($4 per term)
- Campus Supply Fee ($40 per term)
- Instruction Fee ($55 per term)
- Parking Fee ($20 per term)
- Campus Safety Fee ($25 per term)
- Registration Fee ($50 per term)
- Student Activity Fee ($30 per term)
- Technology Fee ($105 per term)
Throughout the Program
- Textbooks (Approximately $600 - $900; costs vary by discipline)
- Supply Fees (Varies — See course descriptions for exact amount)
These expenses are based on costs in effect at the time this catalog was published. Prices are subject to change.
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