Earn your degree in as little as 4 semesters1
Featuring a strong tech core, our Associate in Engineering Technology delivers foundational knowledge and hands-on experience in the test, measurement and implementation of secured digital systems and devices. You’ll learn the fundamentals you need to become flexible, agile and adaptable in today’s quickly evolving tech space, from programming languages and data management to learning about interconnected devices and security protocols.
And you won’t need to wait to show off your growing skills, because you’ll earn an embedded IT Essentials Certificate along the way!
Associate in Engineering Technology Specializations
Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Earn your Associate Degree in Engineering Technology in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.
Work With IoT Technologies & Systems
Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.
Certification Exam Reimbursement
Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Linux+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Cloud+
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Others may be applicable as well. Speak with an advisor for more info.
Regardless of the specific pathway you choose, your Associate in Engineering Technology will prepare you to apply the latest skills, knowledge and techniques to solve technology problems. You will learn to conduct tests and measurements, analyze the results and design and implement solutions.
With an Associate in Engineering Technology, you can consider careers including, but not limited to:
- Electrical Engineering Technician
As an electrical engineering technician, you’ll assist an electrical engineer with designing, developing and testing electrical systems and controllers. Your work might be more theoretical or more hands-on, depending on the specifics of your position.
- Computer User Support Specialist
Sometimes known as help-desk technicians, you’ll be responsible for assisting computer users with any problems they encounter. You might be part of a company’s IT team, focusing solely on that organization’s employees, or you might assist end-users with a particular type of hardware or software. Much of this work is remote, performed via phone, chat or email, but you may also make onsite visits to customers.
- Field Service Technician
Field service technicians install, maintain and repair equipment and may work in virtually any industry. Unlike computer use support specialists, who work mostly from a remote computer, field service technicians spend most of their time traveling to sites where the equipment is housed.
- Engineering Technologist (General)
If your interests are broad, you might enjoy this position. Instead of specializing in a single area, general engineering technologists can solve many different types of engineering problems. You’ll be able to work under a specialized engineer in an area such as field engineering, product design or technical operations in nearly any imaginable industry.
The Associate in Engineering Technology consists of a minimum of 64 credit hours divided into:
- General Education (Essentials): 26 credits
- Tech Core: 21 credits
- Automation and Electronic Systems: 6 credits
- Career Preparation: 1 credit
- Specialization: 10 credits
General Education Courses
|ETHC232||Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions|
|ETHC334||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace|
|SOCS185||Culture and Society|
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
|MATH114||Algebra for College Students|
|PHYS204||Applied Physics with Lab|
Personal and Professional Development
|COLL148||Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving|
Tech Core Courses
|CEIS101||Introduction to Technology and Information Systems|
|CEIS106||Introduction to Operating Systems|
|CEIS110||Introduction to Programming|
|CEIS114||Introduction to Digital Devices|
|NETW191||Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking|
|NETW211||Fundamentals of Cloud Computing|
|SEC285||Fundamentals of Information Systems Security|
Automation and Electrical Systems
|ECT226||Electronic Device and System Foundations|
|ECT286||Automation and Controls|
|CEIS299||Careers and Technology|
You will select applicable courses from the College of Engineering & Information Sciences and the College of Business & Management provided prerequisites are met. At least two courses must be at the 300-level or higher.
Embedded Programs – Demonstrate New Skills Before Completing Your Degree
Associate in Engineering Technology FAQs
What makes our Associate in Engineering Technology unique?
Our curriculum offers four specialization options. With a fully embedded IT Essentials Certificate, you’ll learn the skills you need to become flexible and adaptable in this rapidly changing field.
How does the Associate in Engineering Technology focus on the future of tech?
Our faculty carefully reviews all course content to ensure its longevity. All Engineering Technology programs include our Tech Core curriculum, which will teach you the language of technology. You’ll learn core concepts focused on the interconnectedness of devices, security protocols and the management of both data and people while using the Python programming language throughout your studies.
Why should I earn an Associate in Engineering Technology?
An Associate in Engineering Technology can offer a strong blend of core tech knowledge and options for specialization, allowing you to follow your interests. Should you decide to pursue a related bachelor’s degree at DeVry in the future, every course in your associate degree will count for credit.3
1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
3At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements