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Engineering Technology (A.S.)

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Your Technical Future

This engineering technology program is a two-year degree designed for individuals desiring a degree to start their career in industry. Focused on manufacturing and related industry sectors, the AS-ET is built around a technical core of topics in basic electronic systems, engineering graphics, materials and quality. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions such as production team lead, procurement, product sales or scheduler.

Courses are a mix of on campus and online delivery and most of the general education requirements can be completed online. Once completing the A.S. in engineering technology degree, students may choose to continue on for a B.S. degree in operations management or electronics engineering technology.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are a critical thinker and like problem solving.
  • Can make decisions under pressure.
  • Can communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Enjoy working with a variety of people.
  • Are able to see the big picture and work toward achieving goals.

Career Opportunities

  • Production scheduler
  • Maintenance planner
  • Product testing and development
  • Technical operations
  • Quality control
  • Product sales
  • Team lead
  • Supervisor/foreman

Recent Employers

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Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.