2024-2025 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Engineering Technology Basics Certificate Fact Sheet

What is an Engineering Technician? Engineering technicians assist in the design, preparation, execution, and analysis of qualifications, validations, and calibrations to ensure that equipment, software, and processes used in testing, processing, manufacturing, storing, and the distribution of products will meet or exceed the intended performance requirements. Most engineering technicians work in only one type of engineering environment; they may work in labs, factories, offices, or at construction sites. The Engineering Technology Basics certificate program provides training in core engineering techniques. These techniques include drafting and design, complex mathematical calculations, and force evaluation. Topics also include engineering project write-ups, presentation, evaluation, and safety.
Degrees and Certificates Engineering Technology, AAS
Engineering Technology Basics, certificate
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Degree level proficiency required to take degree level General Education courses.
    Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
  3. MATH 1111 , College Algebra is required to take the technical courses unless exempted due to test results or transfer credit.
Semester Program Begins Fall and spring
Application Process Applicants to the Engineering Technology degree program must meet all admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall and spring terms.
For more information, contact: Sam L. Garrett, Jr., sgarrett@gwinnetttech.edu, 678-226-6643
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email ACTTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

Mechanical Engineering Technicians

2017 Median pay         $55,360
Entry level education         Associate degree, certificate
Number of jobs, 2016         46,100
Job growth, 2016 - 2026         5%

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

2017 Median pay         $63,660
Entry level education         Associate degree, certificate
Number of jobs, 2016         137,000
Job growth, 2016 - 2026         2%

Industrial Engineering Technicians

2017 Median pay         $54,280
Entry level education         Associate degree, certificate
Number of jobs, 2016         63,900
Job growth, 2016 - 2026         1%

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