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Associate Degrees

Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

Earn Your Engineering Technology Degree in As Few As 4 Semesters1

Featuring a strong tech core, our Associate in Engineering Technology delivers foundational knowledge and hands-on learning experience in the testing, measurement and implementation of secured digital systems and devices. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals you need to develop a versatile skillset that helps you  become agile and adaptable in today’s quickly evolving tech space, from programming languages and data management, to interconnected devices and security protocols.

Best of all, you won’t need to wait to show off your growing engineering technology skills, because you’ll earn an embedded Engineering Technology Certificate with a specialization in Machine Learning and Design Techniques if you choose the Associate in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Machine Learning and Design Techniques option.2

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Associate in Engineering Technology Specializations

Accreditation and Recognition Matter

The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET accredits postsecondary, degree-granting programs that meet their global standards for technical education. This is a global mark of quality that is respected by employers and professional associations within the Engineering Technology field. The Associate in Engineering Technology is accredited by ETAC of ABET. www.abet.org.

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Why DeVry?

Why Choose an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology at DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program.3  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+

Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

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Minimum Completion Time*
1 year
4 months
OR
Normal Completion Time
2 years

ACCELERATE AT YOUR PACE

Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Associate Degree in as soon as 1 year 4 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years.**

*Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in 15-17 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks.
**Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 2 semesters and full-time enrollment in 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The courses in our Associate in Engineering Technology degree program cover the following skills:

  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
  • Information Technology and Networking
    Learn the fundamentals of today's most common information technology devices and systems, including wireless technologies and local area networks (LANs).
  • Cloud Computing
    Deploy cloud environments and services.
  • Electronic Devices and Systems
    Explore integrated circuits, solid-state devices, and signal processing applications.
  • Circuit Analysis
    Design and analyze circuits ensuring proper construction, voltage and currents.
  • Automation and Control
    Configure and troubleshoot control systems.
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Transfer Friendly

Connect with your Admissions Advisor. They’ll work with our Registrar and provide you with their review of your qualifying transfer credits.

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Skill Focused Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+

  • CompTIA ITF+

  • CompTIA Linux+

  • CompTIA Network+

  • CompTIA Cloud+

  • PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer

Our History

Strong Legacy in Tech

At DeVry University, our first Associate in Electronics Engineering Technology program was accredited in 1955, and we offered our first Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering Technology 14 years later. We’re proud to continue this legacy through the programs we offer today.

Career

Associate Degree in Engineering Technology Career Opportunities

Regardless of the specific pathway you choose, your Associate in Engineering Technology will help 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 may 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

    Also known as help-desk technicians, computer user support specialists are 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 may 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.

Program Courses

Engineering Courses

The Associate Degree 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 credits

Specialization

10 credits

General Education Courses
Communication skills
ENGL112
Composition


+ Choose one below:

SPCH275
Public Speaking
SPCH276
Intercultural Communication
Humanities


+ Choose one below:

ETHC232
Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
SOCS185
Culture and Society
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
MATH114
Algebra for College Students
PHYS204
Applied Physics with Lab
Personal and Professional Development
CARD205
Career Development
COLL148
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Tech Core Courses
Tech Core
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
Program Courses
Automation and Electrical Systems
ECT226
Electronic Device and System Foundations
ECT286
Automation and Controls
Career Preparation
CEIS299
Careers and Technology
Specialized Courses
General Option

You will select applicable courses from the College of Engineering & Information Sciences and the College of Business & Management provided prerequisites are met. Courses within other Colleges may be applicable with permission from the appropriate academic administration.

Embedded & Stackable Degree

Embedded Programs – Demonstrate Skills Along the Way

Your Associate in Engineering Technology builds on the Engineering Technology Certificate, incorporating those courses into your associate degree. Should you decide later to pursue a related bachelor’s degree at DeVry, you will receive credit for all of your successfully completed courses.2

Bachelor's
+62
Credit Hours Remaining
126
Total
Associate
+25
Credit Hours Remaining
64
Total
Certificate
39
Credit Hours

The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

Associate in Engineering Technology FAQs

What do you learn during an engineering technology degree program?

During an associate-level engineering technology degree program at DeVry, you'll have the opportunity to develop engineering skills such as programming, design, machine learning and information technology. While working toward your degree, you'll develop these skills, among others, through hands-on learning opportunities designed to help you prepare for the professional world. You may have the opportunity to develop a broader skillset as you continue your education, or what program you choose.

Is it worth earning an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology?

An Associate Degree in Engineering Technology may be worth it, depending on your individual career goals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an associate-level degree is typically required to pursue entry-level employment options in this field. Additionally, when you earn an Associate in Engineering Technology at DeVry, your earned credits may stack4 toward our Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology should you decide to continue your education with us.

What can I do with an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology?

An Associate in Engineering Technology degree from DeVry may help prepare you to pursue several different jobs and employment opportunities. Depending on their chosen specialization, graduates of our Associate Degree in Engineering Technology consider, but are not limited to careers such as:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician

  • Computer User Support Specialist

  • Field Service Technician

  • Engineering Technologist (General)

It's important to keep in mind that different companies may have different positions available. Some companies may use a similar titles to describe higher or lower-level positions, since job titles and job requirements are not standardized across the industry.

What makes our Associate in Engineering Technology unique?

Our curriculum offers four specialization options. With a fully embedded IT Essentials Certificate2, 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.4

Can I earn an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology online?

You can absolutely earn an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology online. In fact, you can earn one online right here with us at DeVry. Online education can be a great way to continue your education while balancing your other commitments such as a job or family.

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Program Guides
Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur.
3As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking, Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements