Engineering Technology: AAS

Engineering Technology: AAS

Associate in Applied Science | 60 credit hours minimum

Area of Interest: Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Occupations, and Transportation

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Program Description:

The Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science program prepares students for entry level positions as engineering technologists through classroom instruction, laboratory skill practice, and/or work experience. Students will gain hands on knowledge in electronics, blueprint reading, measurement techniques, and prototype development.

Persons interested in this program should possess a stable temperament, manual dexterity, physical stamina, and the ability to integrate and prioritize a variety of activities. Engineering technicians jobs are available in a wide variety areas including engineering, manufacturing, medical, repair, maintenance, and other fields. Course work can be focused on biomedical equipment repair, computer aided design, manufacturing, electronics repair, robotics, or other areas. 

Locations.  This program is offered in its entirety at Florissant Valley. 

Related Programs.  The Engineering Department offers certificates in the following areas:

Computer Aided Design (CAD), Certificate of Specialization

Biomedical Electronics Technology, Certificate of Proficiency

Precision Machining Technology, Certificate of Specialization

Transfer/Articulation Information. This is a 2-year terminal degree.  Several courses are transferrable to other institutions. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability. 

Students who are interested in pursuing courses leading to engineering bachelor's degree programs should follow the courses listed in the Engineering Science, Associate in Science or the General STEM Transfer Studies, Associate in Science degrees.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. communicate technical issues through written documents and oral communications.
  2. troubleshoot basic Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) circuits.
  3. interpret engineering drawings and schematics.
  4. solve engineering problems at the technician level.
  5. apply measurement techniques to mechanical and electrical problems.
  6. use equipment properly while meeting safety and environmental concerns in the workplace.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

Program of Study

General Education
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
MTH 140Intermediate Algebra (or MTH 140S or higher)3
BIO 109Human Biology (MOTR LIFS 100)3
or PSI 101 Physical Science (MOTR PHYS 110)
COM 101Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3
or COM 107 Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
or COM 201 Interpersonal Communication (MOTR COMM 120)
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3
Program Requirements
GE 131Engineering Technology Orientation1
GE 101Technical Computer Applications3
GE 135Blueprint Reading for Engineering Technicians2
EE 134Electric Circuits6
GE 240Product Design and Fabrication4
Elective hours29
Elective hours are to be taken from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, WEL prefixes or IT 101, IT 201 based around the desired Engineering Technician specialization
Total Credit Hours60

Full-Time Academic Plan

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 140 Intermediate Algebra (or MTH 140S or higher)3Satisfactory placement and Reading Proficiency
GE 101 Technical Computer Applications3Reading Proficiency
GE 131 Engineering Technology Orientation1Reading Proficiency
GE 135 Blueprint Reading for Engineering Technicians2Reading Proficiency
EE 134 Electric Circuits6MTH 140 (or MTH 140S) with a minimum grade of "C" or equivalent placement test scores or department approval and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
PSI 101 Physical Science (MOTR PHYS 110)
or Human Biology (MOTR LIFS 100)
3MTH 108 or MTH 140S with a minimum grade of "C", or placement into MTH 140 or higher, and Reading Proficiency
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
GE 240 Product Design and Fabrication4ME 151 or EE 134 or EGR 100 or ME 111 with minimum grades of "C" or department approval, and Reading ProficiencyApply for graduation.
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
or Interpersonal Communication (MOTR COMM 120)
3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading Proficiency
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective2 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Credit Hours15
Total Credit Hours60

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor. 

Part-Time Academic Plan

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 140 Intermediate Algebra (or MTH 140S or higher)3Satisfactory placement and Reading Proficiency
GE 101 Technical Computer Applications3Reading Proficiency
GE 131 Engineering Technology Orientation1Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours7
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
EE 134 Electric Circuits6MTH 140 (or MTH 140S) with a minimum grade of "C" or equivalent placement test scores or department approval and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours6
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PSI 101 Physical Science (MOTR PHYS 110)
or Human Biology (MOTR LIFS 100)
3MTH 108 or MTH 140S with a minimum grade of "C", or placement into MTH 140 or higher, and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
GE 135 Blueprint Reading for Engineering Technicians2Reading Proficiency
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Credit Hours8
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Credit Hours6
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours3
Third Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Credit Hours6
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Credit Hours6
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
Credit Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Engineering Technology Elective3 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Engineering Technology Elective2 Choose from BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, GST, ME, QC, or WEL prefixes, or IT 101, IT 201.
Credit Hours5
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
GE 240 Product Design and Fabrication4ME 151 or EE 134 or EGR 100 or ME 111 with minimum grades of "C" or department approval, and Reading ProficiencyApply for graduation.
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
or Interpersonal Communication (MOTR COMM 120)
3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours7
Total Credit Hours60

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.