Engineering Technology

Advanced Manufacturing

Engineering technicians are vital members of an engineering team. Technicians provide technical support and assistance throughout the design and manufacturing process. The Engineering Technology program is designed to educate and train skilled technicians needed for the design and development of new products from concept to completion, analysis and design of production systems and processes involved in manufacturing operations and services, implementation of quality control and continuous improvement processes and the application of lean principles. Engineering Technology students will develop a multi-discipline skill base, preparing them for the high-level tasks they are required to excel in today's global market place.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 71.5
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$14,157*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $15,873*
Program Supplies: $360 - 2,637

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$22,318 - 56,662

Estimated annual salary range for Advanced Manufacturing graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Engineering Technician
  • CAD Operator
  • Quality Analyst
  • Manufacturing Technician
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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2019-2020 Engineering Technology Class Schedule

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
EGR:400 Project Lead the Way® - Intro to Engineering Design 3.0
MAT:744 Technical Math 4.0
MFG:127 Manufacturing Print Reading Module II 1.5
MFG:161 Intro to Precision Measurement and Inspection Fundamentals 2.0
MFG:195 Manufacturing Processes I 2.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Applications 3.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
EGT:173 Manufacturing Materials 2.0
EGT:266 Parametric Modeling II 3.0
MAT:747 Technical Math II 4.0
MFG:143 Manufacturing Print Reading Module III 1.5
MFG:144 Manufacturing Print Reading Module IV 1.5
PHY:710 Technical Physics 3.0
WEL:110 Welding Blueprint Reading 2.0

Summer

CourseTitleCredits
Summer
COM:723 Workplace Communications 3.0
PSY:112 Psychology of Human Relations 3.0
EGT:800 Internship 3.0

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
ELE:172 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics 3.0
ELT:171 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 3.0
MAT:156 Statistics 3.0
MFG:141 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2.0
MFG:293 Intro to Basic CNC Mill Operations 1.0
MFG:295 Intro to Basic CNC Lathe Operations 1.0
MFG:505 Lean Manufacturing 1.0

WEL:119

WEL:330

Maintenance Welding OR

Welding Fundamentals

1.0

1.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
EGT:470 **Project Lead the Way® – Engineering Design and Development 3.0
ELE:113 AC/DC Fundamentals 3.0
IND:195 Mechanical Drives 3.0
BUS:121 Business Communications 3.0

End of courses assessment of 6 or above converts EGT to an EGR credit.

EGR:470 credit given upon portfolio review (no end of course assessment given via PLTW.)

To graduate from this program, students must complete all core coursework with a "C-" grade or above and earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

Lisa Digman
Project Lead the Way Director and Engineering Technology Instructor

  • Email: digmanli@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2170
  • Location: Peosta
Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email: carlsonc@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2168
  • Location: Peosta