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- 64 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 31 exams
Associate degree in Engineering
In our Associate Degree in Engineering Program, you can gain the knowledge and skills needed to start a new engineering career. Self-paced, online courses help you develop in-demand skills, preparing you for an entry-level job market.
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What You Will Learn
- How to read and interpret technical drawings, including those used in engineering applications, and understand the basics of computer-aided design (CAD).
- The manufacturing processes of equipment, as well as how to use measuring devices and quality control equipment.
- How to interpret the basic concepts of pneumatic systems and how they compare and contrast with hydraulic systems.
- What are the safety facts and practices associated with electrical, chemical, fire, material-handling, and machine hazards.
Engineering Technology Career Outcomes
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
NUMBER OF JOBS
Our programs are designed with job-readiness in mind. Study the engineering technology skills you need while preparing for any required industry certifications and state licenses.
State Licensing Requirements
Professional licensing requirements vary greatly from state to state throughout the United States and may contain specific educational course approvals. You should contact your state's appropriate licensing bureau for the current requirements, or your state legislature for pending legislation.
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Engineering Technology Student Stories
Engineering Technology Graduate, 2020
“With the help of Penn Foster I gained confidence to take over new projects and challenges in my career.”
Engineering Technology Degree Curriculum
Our comprehensive online Engineering Technology Degree curriculum is designed to help students familiarize themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare to gain entry-level positions as engineering technicians.
- Drafting with AutoCAD
- Engineering Mechanics
- Quality Control Systems
- Computer Applications
- Precision Machining Operations
- AutoCAD Applications
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Engineering Technology Degree FAQs
What is engineering technology?
Engineering technology is all about using science to problem solve. The main focus centers on how to apply actual engineering techniques to solve real-world problems.
What is the career outlook for a mechanical engineering technician?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for mechanical engineering technicians is expected to grow by three percent over the next 10 years.
What skills are required to become an engineering technologist?
If you're looking to become an engineering technologist, it is best to earn an associate degree. The basis of this degree should focus on computer skills and math skills like algebra.
How long does it take to become a mechanical engineering technician?
Typically, a mechanical engineer is expected to hold at least an associate degree. This means that it can take up to two years to earn your qualifications. However, Penn Foster allows self-paced study, which means you can work faster or slower. It all depends on what works for you and your schedule!
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, "Mechanical Engineering Technicians", visited April 14, 2021.
Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.