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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Engineering Technology Major (A.A.S.)


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Major code AA5023

Office of Regional Higher Education  
Ohio University Lancaster
Brasee Hall
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130-1037
Phone: 740.654.6711 or 888.446.4468
Fax: 740.687.9497
http://www.ohio.edu/lancaster

Gina Orr, contact person
orrg@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Ohio University-Lancaster offers a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science with a major in engineering technology. The program has been developed in response to the great demand expressed by manufacturers for skilled technicians and engineering technologists. Three tracks of the program prepare the graduate for work as an electro-mechanical technician or a mechanical maintenance technician, or allows students to prepare for continued studies in a bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology.

Electro-mechanical technicians work in the areas of automated equipment used in manufacturing and assembly plants. This structure facilitates a graduate obtaining an entry-level position and gaining experience before continuing his/her education toward a baccalaureate degree.

Those pursuing the mechanical maintenance track can be employed in a variety of work ranging from manufacturing to facility maintenance. It is intended to train for career fields involving electrical work, machine repair, or general maintenance. Students may direct the program to a specific career opportunity through independent study and externship courses.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The diverse format of this associate in applied science degree provides the student with a wide variety of career opportunities. A student may choose from one of three tracks. The mechanical track prepares the student for a career as a machine repair technician or a plant mechanical technician. The electro-mechanical track prepares the student as an electrician or an electronics technician for programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) and electric motors and controls. The engineering track provides students with the opportunity to pursue any of the engineering baccalaureate programs offered by the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. A 2+2 relationship exists with some of these majors and can lead to a bachelor’s degree with two additional years of college. Students should discuss with their advisors the career pathway that best suits their individual interests.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the engineering technology major, students will be able to:

  • Apply technical skills to resolve a manufacturing process problem
  • Add value to an organization
  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Have the ability to generate and interpret drawings or sketches that incorporate dimensions, tolerances, and specifications
  • Work well with diverse personnel
  • Have the ability to collect, generate and understand data to control manufacturing processes and provide feedback for continuous improvement
  • Understand common manufacturing processes
  • Understand basic electronics

Requirements

 

Technical Associate Degree Requirements


The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 60 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA in both the major area of study and all course work attempted at Ohio University. A maximum of 15 credits earned through the experiential learning may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration in residence with resident credit as defined in the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  section. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Major Hours Requirement


The Engineering Technology major program requires a minimum of 61 hours.

Core Requirements


 Complete the following courses:

Complete one Tier I Quantitative Skills course:


MATH 1300 recommended

Complete one Tier II Humanities and Literature course (2HL)


Technical Requirements (18 hours):


Complete either Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical, or Engineering Track.

Elective Courses:


Complete a minimum of 5 hours. In addition to the courses below, students may select from any ETM, EE, CHE, ME, ISE, or CE course to satisfy this requirement, and students may also use any ENGT course not taken to fulfill another requirement of the major as an elective. Note: Any MATH courses taken cannot fulfill the Tier I quantitative skills requirement and count toward the minimum elective hours.

Mechanical Maintenance Track


Complete the following courses:

Elective Courses:


Complete a minimum of 6 hours. In addition to the courses below, students may select from any ETM, EE, CHE, ME, ISE, or CE course to satisfy this requirement, and students may also use any ENGT course not taken to fulfill another requirement of the major as an elective. Note: Any MATH courses taken cannot fulfill the Tier I quantitative skills requirement and count toward the minimum elective hours.

Engineering Track


Complete a minimum of 18 hours. In addition to the courses below, students may select from any ETM, EE, CHE, ME, ISE, or CE course to satisfy this requirement, and students may also use any ENGT course not taken to fulfill another requirement of the major as an elective. Note: Any MATH courses taken cannot fulfill the Tier I quantitative skills requirement and count toward the minimum elective hours.

Note: Students perusing the engineering track of this program may discuss with their advisors the possible substitution of courses that might increase the applicability of courses to Russ College of Engineering and Technology baccalaureate degree programs.

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