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Engineering Technology is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained in higher education experience and practice is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity. Engineering Technology education focuses on the applications aspects of science and engineering aimed at preparing graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to the product improvement, manufacturing, and engineering operational functions.

The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology. Graduates of these programs are trained for job entry at the technician level into industry, utilities, government, or engineering, construction, and architectural firms.

Bachelor‘s degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and mining engineering technology. Graduates are prepared for job entry as engineering technologists into industry, government, utilities, or engineering, construction, mechanical, and architectural firms. Graduates of accredited programs may, under regulations of the West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, participate in the examinations and complete the service requirements for registration as Professional Engineers. Those students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

The following programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Baccalaureate degree programs in

  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate degree programs in

  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Various classes of electives are required under the General Studies Requirements. These include a basic skills component and a course skills component. Technical electives are courses of a technical nature that support the student‘s career interests, such as additional mathematics, basic sciences, engineering technology courses in the student‘s own or other disciplines, computer science, etc. Sound professional judgment is expected in the student-advisor role when choosing electives.