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Engineering Technology Program
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The Engineering Technology Program provides the practical mathematical and scientific knowledge that students need to apply and implement existing technology in the real world. Students will learn methods and procedures used in industry, government and engineering organizations in order to repair, install, and improve systems.

Why study Engineering Technology at CSN?

The Engineering Technology Program has a new discipline that deals with Unmanned Aviation Systems also known by other names, such as UAVs or drones. View the Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) program link below.

Upon completing one of our many associate of applied science degrees and/or certificates, graduates can pursue employment opportunities such as defense contracting, bench and biomedical equipment technicians, slot and self-service device technicians or enter into related fields ranging from power utility operations and maintenance to theatre technology and telecommunications, to name just a few. While many engineering related occupations would require more advanced degrees, there are many entry-level positions available.

The AAS degrees, Certificates of Achievement (CoA) and Skills Certificates (SC) are in seven different disciplines:

  • Electronics
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Network Electronics
  • Slots and Self-Serve Machines
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Utilities

Electronics Discipline

The Engineering Technology - Electronics Emphasis (AAS) is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Program Criteria. Bench Technician/Biomedical Equipment Technician/Defense Contractor Technician are concentrations of Engineering Technology – Electronics Emphasis (AAS).

ABET Student Outcomes to this Emphasis's Student Learning Outcomes

ABET to ET- Electronics Emphasis SLO Map

There are three concentrations under this Emphasis.

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Engineering Technology: Electronics–Bench Technician, AAS

This two-year concentration provides students with the methods and procedures used in engineering organizations and by electronics technicians in bench repair functions. Instruction includes analog and digital circuit design, implementation and testing, fabrication techniques, telecommunications, microprocessor programming and interface, and in-depth analysis of analog and digital circuits.

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Engineering Technology: Electronics–Biomedical Equipment Technician, AAS

This two-year concentration provides students with instruction that includes analog and digital circuit design, implementation and testing, fabrication techniques, microprocessor programming and interface, medical terminology, healthcare organizational dynamics, and fluid dynamics.

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Engineering Technology: Electronics–Defense Contractor Technician, AAS

This two-year concentration prepares students to assist in providing support for engineering functions or to function as an Electronics Technician. Specialized electives for topics such as test equipment, in-depth analysis of electrical and power supply troubleshooting, radar systems, and microwave systems are offered.

Engineering Technology: Electronics Certificates do not have program accreditation.

Engineering Technology: Electronics, CA

This Certificate of Achievement emphasis prepares students for entry-level position providing support in industry. Instruction includes both analog and digital design and testing of electronic circuits, devices and systems used in in a wide range of industries such as defense, data-communications, and entertainment.

Engineering Technology: Electronics, SC

This Skills Certificate prepares students for entry level jobs with in various different industries that need electronics technicians.

Entertainment Discipline

Entertainment Tech 350233

Engineering Technology: Entertainment Technician, AAS

This discipline provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in electricity, mechanical power, and fluid power systems.  Focuses on those skills used in entertainment/theatre industry and similar industries.

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Engineering Technology: Entertainment, CA

This 12-month Certificate of Achievement emphasis prepares students with classroom and laboratory experience in electricity, mechanical power transmission, fluid power and related repair activities. The emphasis focuses on those skills used in the local entertainment/theater industry or other industries.

Manufacturing  Discipline

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Advanced Manufacturing-Automation AAS

This emphasis provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in electricity, mechanical power transfer, pneumatics/hydraulics, ferrous and non-ferrous material properties, and industrial automation. Focuses on those skills used in manufacturing, industrial, and operation-support settings. Academic skills emphasizing related math, science, and human relations are stressed to prepare students to meet the challenges common in the workplace.

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Advanced Manufacturing-Machining, AAS

This emphasis provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in CADD, CAM, CNC, milling, turning and geometric dimension and tolerances. it focuses on those skills used in manufacturing machining, industrial, and operation-support settings. Academic skills emphasizing related math, science, and human relations are stressed to prepare students to meet the challenges common in the workplace.

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Engineering Technology: Manufacturing-Industrial and Operations, AAS

This emphasis provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in electricity, mechanical power transfer, pneumatics/hydraulics, ferrous and non-ferrous material properties, and industrial automation. Focuses on those skills used in manufacturing and operations commercial and other organizations.

Pneumatic 350233

Advanced Manufacturing, CA

The Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Manufacturing is an 18-month certificate that provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in electricity, mechanical power, pneumatics, hydraulics.   Ferrous and non-ferrous material properties, programmable logic controllers, and facilities maintenance/manufacturing are offered electives. The certificate focuses on those skills used in advanced manufacturing such as industrial and operations/maintenance settings.

Advanced Manufacturing-Machining, CA

The Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Manufacturing provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in CADD, CAM, CNC, milling and turning. certificate focuses on those skills used in manufacturing machining, industrial, and operation-support settings.

Advanced Manufacturing: Automation, SC

This skills certificate prepares students to take the Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) exam(s) to receive certifications in:

-  Electrical Systems 1
-  Electric Motor Control Systems 1
-  Process Control Systems 1
-  Programmable Controller Troubleshooting

Machining Skills: Lathe (Turning), SC

This skills certificate prepares students for certification exams from NIMS, AMATROL, and SACA covering machining skills.

Machining Skills: Milling, SC

This skills certificate prepares students for certification exams from NIMS, AMATROL, and SACA covering machining skills.

Networking Electronics Discipline

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Engineering Technology: Network Electronics, AAS

This emphasis prepares students with the necessary skills required by today’s high-tech, high-wage networking/electronics industry. Instruction includes networking and electronic topics such as IP network configuration and maintenance, electronics and digital circuits, and interfacing sensors and control devices to networks and electronic systems.

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Engineering Technology: Network Electronics, CA

Students will acquire the necessary skills required by the high-tech, high-wage networking/electronics industry for entry-level positions. This program integrates classroom experience with hands-on lab exercises. Computers and networks used to support modern networking/electronics are also covered.

Engineering Technology Telecommunications, AAS

The Engineering Technology – Telecommunications Emphasis (AAS) is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org under the General Criteria and the Telecommunications Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Program Criteria.

ABET Student Outcomes to Telecommunications Student Learning Outcomes

ABET to ET-Telecommunications SLO Map

New students are not being accepted for the Engineering Technology Telecommunications AAS.
Current students have until the end of August 2027 to complete the degree.

Slots and Self-Serve Devices Discipline

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Engineering Technology: Self-Service Device Technician, AAS

This emphasis provides students with the necessary skills to assist in the planning, design, troubleshooting, and maintenance of various devices such as ATMs, kiosks, slot machines and related devices.

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Engineering Technology: Slot Technology Technicians, AAS

This emphasis of instruction includes network management systems such as player tracking/slot management systems along with repairing installing and configuring the major sub systems in a slot machines and support devices.

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Engineering Technology: Slot Repair, CA

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the gaming industry. This program integrates classroom experience with hands-on lab exercises and covers topics such as planning, design, troubleshooting, and maintenance of various slot machines and related devices.

Slot Tech Boot 350233

Four-Week Slot Technician Class

Taught exclusively by leading experts and operators, CSN now offers a 48-hour, four-week slot technician class that will prepare students for a career in the casino industry. CSN has partnered with Boyd Gaming, JCM Global, Century Gaming, and NGP slots to create a hands-on experience that will ensure students have the skills necessary to succeed in a gaming/slot technology career.

Unmanned Systems Discipline

UAV 350233

Engineering Technology: Unmanned Systems-Unmanned Aviation Systems Technology, AAS

The emphasis is designed specifically for students who have a desire to work in unmanned aviation system  (UAS) related careers.  This degree provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements and aviation fundamentals, electronics, microprocessors, and programming.

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Engineering Technology: Unmanned Systems-Unmanned Aviation Systems Technology, CA

This certificate provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements and aviation fundamentals, electronics, microprocessors, and programming.  The certificate will prepare students to enter the employment market as UAS Technicians.

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Engineering Technology: Unmanned Systems - Unmanned Aviation Systems Technology, SC

The skills certificate will prepare students to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification exam and enter the professional employment market as UAS Pilots/Technicians.

Utilities Discipline

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Engineering Technology: Utilities-Electrical Power, AAS

This emphasis prepares students for employment in the electrical power production and transmission industry. The core of the degree provides a sound basis  of mechanical technology, electrical theory and automation  control.

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Engineering Technology: Utilities-Natural Gas, AAS

This emphasis prepares students for technician jobs with natural gas utility companies.

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Engineering Technology: Utilities-Electrical Power, CA

This 18-month certificate program provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in electricity, mechanical power, pneumatics, hydraulics, and ferrous and non-ferrous material.  This utilities certificate focuses on those skills used in operational settings.

Engineering Technology: Utilities-Natural Gas, CA

This Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level technician jobs with natural gas utility companies.

Engineering Technology: Utility-Natural Gas, SC

This Skills Certificate prepares students for entry level jobs with natural gas utility companies.

CSN offers courses in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) engineering and flight operations through our Engineering Technology Program.