Engineering Technology AAS

Last updated 6/10/2015

Associate in Applied Science Code 5187

Program Contacts:
Quad-Cities Campus
Adebayo Badmos, 309-796-5280, adebayob@bhc.edu
Lee Blackmon, 309-796-5276, blackmonl@bhc.edu
First Stop Center, 309-796-5100


The Engineering Technology degree program will allow students to enter into a wide range of career fields within industrial settings while also providing the option of university transfer upon graduation. After completing the first year of common courses in the Fundamentals of AutoCAD, DC circuits, machining, PC applications in technology, technical math and calculus and hydraulics/pneumatics, students choose from three tracks: electrical, mechanical processes, or manufacturing. Students will also have opportunities to do technology-based practicum or internships in industrial settings. Students will learn skills to take required manufacturing/engineering designs from concept to completion.

Opportunities for employment exist for engineering technicians in aerospace, electrical and electronic, industrial, mechanical, electro-mechanical, environmental, and civil engineering fields.

Visit our new Engineering Technology website, funded by the NSF.

Engineering Technology AAS
Associate in Applied Science Code 5187
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
ENGT 100 — Engineering Technology Systems  (2)
2ENGT 101 — Blueprint/Schematic Reading  (3)
ENGT 102 — Fundamentals of AutoCAD  (2)
ENGT 103 — Fundamentals of DC Circuits  (2)
ENGT 104 — Fundamentals of Machining  (2)
ENGT 105 — PC Applications in Technology  (3)
MATH 123 — Technical Algebra/Trigonometry  (4)

Second Semester
ENGT 150 — Hydraulics/Pneumatics  (3)
MATH 223 — Technical Calculus  (4)
1Engineering Technology Elective  (3)
1Engineering Technology Elective  (3)
1Engineering Technology Elective  (3)

Third Semester
ENG 101 — Composition I or   (3)
COMM 100 — Communication Skills
ENGT 224 — Computer Programming   (3)
PHYS 101 — College Physics I   (5)
1Engineering Technology Elective   (3)
1Engineering Technology Elective   (3)

Fourth Semester
1Engineering Technology Elective (2 or 3)
1Engineering Technology Elective (2 or 3)
1Engineering Technology Elective (3)
1Engineering Technology Elective (3)
1Engineering Technology Elective (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

1Choose electives from the appropriate tracks below.
2It is recommended that this course be completed during the summer session if possible.

Track Electives »

Electrical Track Electives
ENGT 163 — Fundamentals of AC Power – 1st semester (3)
ENGT 168 — Logic Systems I – 2nd semester (3)
ENGT 210 — Mechatronics I – 2nd semester (3)
ENGT 215 — Experimental Testing Systems – 2nd semester (3)
ENGT 218 — Logic Systems II – 3rd semester (3)
ENGT 260 — Mechatronics II – 3rd semester (3)
ENGT 263 — Topics in Engineering Tech – 4th semester (3)
ENGT 106 — Sustainable Energy Systems I (3)
ENGT 120 — Introduction to Nanomaterials (2)
ENGT 130 — Introduction to Biomaterials (2)
ENGT 190 — Engineering Tech Practicum (2)
ENGT 206 — Sustainable Energy Systems II (3)
ENGT 268 — Engineering Technology Project (3)
ENGT 290 — Engineering Tech Internship (3)

Manufacturing Processes Track Electives
ENGT 186 — Introductory CNC – 1st semester (3)
ENGT 236 — Intermediate CNC – 2nd semester (3)
ENGT 286 — Advanced CNC with CAM – 2nd semester (3)
ENGT 180 — Basic Manufacturing Processes – 3rd semester (3)
ENGT 231 — Lathe Operations – 4th semester (3)
ENGT 232 — Milling Operations – 4th semester (3)
ENGT 280 — Quality Issues in Machining – 4th semester (3)
ENGT 283 — Advanced Machining Operations – 4th semester (3)
ENGT 170 — Engineering Materials (3)
ENGT 190 — Engineering Tech Practicum (2)

Mechanical Track Electives
ENGT 172 — AutoCAD I – 2D Graphics – 1st semester (3)
ENGT 222 — AutoCAD II – 3D Graphics – 2nd semester (3)
ENGT 272 — Computer Aided Drafting I – 2nd semester (3)
ENGT 186 — Introductory CNC – 3rd semester (3)
ENGT 226 — Professional Engineering I – 3rd semester (3)
ENGT 270 — Statics & Strength of Material – 4th semester (3)
ENGT 274 — Computer Aided Drafting II – 4th semester (3)
ENGT 276 — Professional Engineering II – 4th semester (3)
ENGT 120 — Introduction to Nanomaterials (2)
ENGT 170 — Engineering Materials (3)
ENGT 190 — Engineering Tech Practicum (2)

Courses for this program include: »

COMM 100 Communication Skills
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
For career program students only. COMM 100 and ENG 132 fulfill requirements for an associate’s degree in several career programs. Concentration on developing skills in writing, speaking and reading.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENGT 100 Engineering Technology Systems
2 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
An investigation into the operation, assembly and applications of engineering systems. Students will be introduced to block diagram representations of physical systems and common procedures for understanding and analyzing engineering systems of an electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, software and hybrid nature.

ENGT 101 Blueprint/Schematic Reading
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Course focuses on basic interpretation and understanding of architectural, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic, mechanical, and welding drawing/schematics. Studies provide students with basic knowledge to decipher different types of symbols found on prints and schematics. (Class may be broadened to unique and specific fields of study depending on the student preference or career field.)

ENGT 102 Fundamentals of AutoCAD
2 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hour; 2 lab hours per week.
This course provides a basic study of drafting terminology and graphic illustration techniques as used in various engineering and technology careers. Students will increase skill development using software such as Mechanical Desktop’s graphics, AutoCAD 2002 or newer. This course will focus on command/icon skills utilization in designing and modifying graphic illustrations. Students will demonstrate skills that range from basic to intermediate drawing menu/icon commands as used in varied industrial field drawing designs.

ENGT 103 Fundamentals of DC Circuits
2 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hour; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 123 recommended.
This course is an introductory course in direct current (DC) circuit concepts. Topics include atomic theory, series, parallel and combination circuits, Ohm’s law, capacitance and inductance.

ENGT 104 Fundamentals of Machining
2 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
This course will expose engineering technology students to the activities within a machine shop. An overview of the various machines used in a typical manufacturing process will be discussed and demonstrated.

ENGT 105 PC Applications in Technology
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
A course designed for developing computer communicating information skills in an Engineering Technology career environment. Course focuses on needed computer operator skills; usage of current computer operating systems software and utilities; Microsoft’s Office application software Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer; Productivity software: Outlook; and Simulation software Automation Studio.

ENGT 150 Hydraulics/Pneumatics
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 123 “C” or better or equivalent or instructor consent.
This course is a study of hydraulic and pneumatic component systems and their use for power transmission and control purposes.

ENGT 224 Computer Programming
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 223.
Acquaints students with the use of microcomputers by programming in Visual Basic and Visual C++ languages. Includes problem solving techniques using arrays, branching methods, loops, subprograms, and parameter passing.

MATH 123 Technical Algebra/Trigonometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 “C” or better or technical math assessment.
Trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, radical equations, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, and related use of graphing calculator.

MATH 223 Technical Calculus
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 123 “C” or better or technical math assessment.
Analytic geometry, an introduction to statistical methods, limits, and differential and integral calculus with emphasis on applications in science, engineering, and technology.

PHYS 101 College Physics I
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 112 or equivalent or instructor consent.
For students majoring in a field other than pre-engineering, mathematics or physics. Theory of mechanics, heat and sound. Graduation credit not permitted for both PHYS 101 and 201. IAI: P1 900L