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Those with an associate’s degree in engineering have more than just valuable skills that are sought after in the labor market. They are also prepared to manage the basic cultural tools that shape modern society. What is an associate’s degree in the field of engineering studies? Most of these degrees are two-year programs that focus on understanding and troubleshooting problems with tec… Read more

Those with an associate’s degree in engineering have more than just valuable skills that are sought after in the labor market. They are also prepared to manage the basic cultural tools that shape modern society.

What is an associate’s degree in the field of engineering studies? Most of these degrees are two-year programs that focus on understanding and troubleshooting problems with technological devices. These programs allow students to acquire a broad set of technical skills that can be applied to many different industries. Students gain an understanding of the practical applications of engineering tools and techniques. Areas of study include electronics, computer programming, computer aided design, and networks.

Graduates have learned how to maintain and repair equipment. Through classroom lectures and lab exercises, their problem solving and practical analytical reasoning abilities are reinforced. Students also develop verbal and written communication skills that are needed to follow work instructions and read engineering drawings. The use of standard safety equipment and best practices in the work environment are also taught.

The cost of an associate’s degree in engineering will depend on the institution. Tuition and fees can be determined by contacting a university’s admissions department. Most programs will require at least two full years of study to complete. Students should be prepared to provide for their own housing and living expenses.

High tech industries that depend on machinery and devices need the skills graduates provide. In manufacturing, graduates find employment as test engineer technicians, quality engineers and manufacturing technicians. Hospitals depend on those who can maintain and repair their medical equipment, and firms that specialize in communications technology need employees capable of working with computers and network gear.

It is important to consider all of the options available for earning an associate’s degree, and now is the time to gather all of the information possible. Working students and those living in other countries may find that the flexible schedule offered by online coursework suits their needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of South Australia Online
Adelaide , Australia

Graduate with the skills to transition from tradesperson to engineering professional with the knowledge and skills required in higher-level technical and management roles. You ... +

Graduate with the skills to transition from tradesperson to engineering professional with the knowledge and skills required in higher-level technical and management roles. Your qualification is also a great starting point if you’re looking to change careers and enter the engineering industry for the first time. This two-year qualification is an introduction to the university-level study and is a pathway towards UniSA’s Bachelor of Engineering degrees, which has specialisations in civil, mechanical, mechatronics, electrical engineering and/or surveying. Depending on the combination of courses you choose, you could be eligible for up to 1.5 years of credit towards an Engineering (Honours) Bachelor degree with UniSA. Alternatively, you may choose to go directly into employment as an engineering associate, designer drafter, developer or engineering technical officer across a range of industries. -
Associate Degrees
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

Brookdale's Engineering program parallels the first two years of the four-year engineering curriculum of most engineering schools in the U.S. The program leads to an Associate ... +

Brookdale's Engineering program parallels the first two years of the four-year engineering curriculum of most engineering schools in the U.S. The program leads to an Associate in Science degree in Engineering that allows students to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in Engineering. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
4 semesters
English
20 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay , USA

Highly skilled automotive technicians and specialists are needed to keep pace with the increasingly complex vehicles being manufactured for today's consumer. In the Automotive ... +

Highly skilled automotive technicians and specialists are needed to keep pace with the increasingly complex vehicles being manufactured for today's consumer. In the Automotive Technology program, you'll learn to diagnose and service automobiles under conditions similar to an actual repair facility. Plus, you'll develop repair facility management skills to increase your employment potential. Career opportunities for you include automotive service technician, shop foreman, parts manager, warranty claims person, repair facility owner/operator, plus all of the career opportunities offered by the Automotive Technician program. This two-year program is ASE Certified to National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Standards. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
31 May 2021
Campus
 

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Austin Community College
Austin , USA

Designers and drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) programs to plan everything from cell phones to skyscrapers. Students in this program gain experience using design progr ... +

Designers and drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) programs to plan everything from cell phones to skyscrapers. Students in this program gain experience using design programs like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Courses taken for a certificate can also count toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Glendale Community College
Glendale , USA

The Engineering Transfer department curriculum is formulated to meet the specific needs of students whose goal is to transfer to a four-year Engineering Degree program.

The Engineering Transfer department curriculum is formulated to meet the specific needs of students whose goal is to transfer to a four-year Engineering Degree program. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Wallace State Community College
Hanceville , USA

Wallace State Community College’s Engineering Technology program provides a pathway to give you opportunities to see exactly where you fit in the engineering world.

Wallace State Community College’s Engineering Technology program provides a pathway to give you opportunities to see exactly where you fit in the engineering world. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
5 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Valencia College
Orlando , USA

This transfer plan is designed to help you prepare to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial & ... +

This transfer plan is designed to help you prepare to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial & Systems, Electrical/Electronics, Industrial/Manufacturing, Geomatics, Construction, Computer, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering. The courses within the transfer plan are placed within the General Education requirements and/or the elective credit requirements to earn your Associate in Arts degree; students can only earn one Associate in Arts degree. Please note that the specific university chosen for transfer may have additional requirements than those listed here. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended Bachelor’s degree program. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Raritan Valley Community College
Branchburg , USA

The Associate of Science Degree in Engineering is a strong and successful program designed to fully prepare students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in engineerin ... +

The Associate of Science Degree in Engineering is a strong and successful program designed to fully prepare students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in engineering at four-year colleges and universities. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
SUNY Clinton Community College
Plattsburgh , USA

The Mechanical Technology program at Clinton Community College is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industries. Students who successfully comple ... +

The Mechanical Technology program at Clinton Community College is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industries. Students who successfully complete this two-year program will be awarded the degree of Associate in Applied Science (AAS). Students may enter the program directly from high school or by transferring from another college or university. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Gateway Technical College
Elkhorn , USA +1 More

Prepare for a high-tech manufacturing career with Gateway’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology associate degree program. Advanced manufacturing combines mechanical, electronic ... +

Prepare for a high-tech manufacturing career with Gateway’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology associate degree program. Advanced manufacturing combines mechanical, electronic and information technology to streamline the manufacturing process through intelligent automation. Advanced manufacturing facilities use advanced software and robotics technology to make their processes as efficient as possible. If you enjoy troubleshooting technology and working hands-on with machinery, this program is for you. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia , USA

The Engineering program is a two-year preparatory curriculum for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution and complete their major in an engine ... +

The Engineering program is a two-year preparatory curriculum for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution and complete their major in an engineering science field. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Henry Ford College
Detroit , USA

The Pre-Engineering program covers the courses in the first two years of an engineering degree (Bachelor of Science). Students take basic physics and math courses as well as g ... +

The Pre-Engineering program covers the courses in the first two years of an engineering degree (Bachelor of Science). Students take basic physics and math courses as well as general education courses required by most engineering schools -
Associate of Science Associate Degrees
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
Online
 
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City , USA

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core c ... +

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Lorain County Community College
Elyria , USA

The electronic engineering program provides you with an application-oriented, electronic/electrical background, extensive hands-on laboratory experience, and the use of standa ... +

The electronic engineering program provides you with an application-oriented, electronic/electrical background, extensive hands-on laboratory experience, and the use of standard and specialized test equipment. This fundamental knowledge and real-world experience will prepare you to work in a high-tech workplace in the challenging and rewarding field of electronics. -
Associate of Science Associate Degrees
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Snow College (Community College)
Ephraim , USA

Snow College continues to offer the Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) degree to students who plan to transfer to a university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in any of the ... +

Snow College continues to offer the Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) degree to students who plan to transfer to a university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in any of the traditional fields of engineering. This two-year degree requires an emphasis of coursework in engineering, mathematics, and physical science, with fewer general education requirements than the Associate of Science (AS) or the Associate of Arts (AA) degree. It is anticipated that a student will also earn an AS degree while at Snow College, but additional coursework will be needed to complete the balance of general education requirements for that degree. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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