Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering and mathematics to solve technical problems in construction, maintenance, sales, manufacturing, research, and development. Other engineering technicians may work in quality control, safety, inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, or collecting data. All of these occupations can occur in a multitude of industries and locations.
Many engineering technicians assist in design work, so creativity, good communication and teamwork are desirable skills. The program does not require calculus. An engineering technician may initially work closely with a direct supervisor until experience and skills are acquired, at which time many technicians achieve the status of supervisor.
Competitive pressures will force companies to improve and update facilities and designs resulting in more jobs for engineering technicians. While some industries may export part of their development activities overseas, the energy industry requires an on-site presence. At the Sheridan Campus of NWCCD you will be learning about engineering technology in the center of the largest energy production activity in the United States. The Sheridan College has access to the experts who have developed the energy industry where new technology and a demand for fuels will provide you with increased opportunities.
If you are an analytical thinker with creativity and common sense, the Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree at the Sehridan College of NWCCD will provide you with a lifetime of good earnings and experiences.