In Georgia, students can find colleges offering associate's and bachelor's programs in engineering technology. Engineering technology associate's programs typically teach students how to apply and develop the designs created by engineers. This type of degree can lead to engineering technician positions, while bachelor's degrees in the field can help students pursue engineering technologist positions.
Students of these programs may choose areas of specialization and participate in internships that encourage hands-on learning. Senior or capstone projects may also be required. This article describes nine technical colleges and universities that offer associate's and bachelor's degrees in areas such as:
- Engineering Technology
- Electromechanical Engineering Technology
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Computer Engineering Technology
- Electrical Engineering Technology
Albany Technical College
Albany Technical College offers three associate's degree programs in engineering technology. Students may choose to pursue a degree in telecommunications, electromechanical or civil engineering technology. All three programs require students to complete a combination of general education and occupational courses. The civil engineering technology program allows students to select a specialization in surveying or a general track. Students can expect to complete courses in pre-calculus, algebra and physics, regardless of the engineering technology program they enroll in.
Augusta Technical College
Augusta Technical College, located in Augusta, has three associate's degree programs in engineering technology. The electrical and computer engineering technology program offers specializations in computer, electrical or instrumentation and control engineering technology. The school's nuclear engineering technology program is designed to meet the standards set by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and students have an opportunity to gain internship experience at Plant Vogtle. The mechanical engineering technology program features an emphasis in manufacturing and design.
Chattahoochee Technical College
The associate's degree in electrical and computer engineering technology at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta offers specializations in biomedical or electronics engineering technology. The occupational courses in the program for both specializations include circuit analysis, digital systems, electronic circuits and networking systems. Students in the biomedical specialization must complete courses in anatomy, physiology, medical equipment function and operation. The electronics engineering technology specialization requires students to complete courses in computer programming and calculus. The program requires from 61-66 credits of coursework and is available at the school's North Metro Campus.
University of North Georgia
University of North Georgia offers an associate's degree programs in engineering technology. This school has transfer agreements with a few schools in the state, allowing students who complete an engineering technology program to continue their studies at the bachelor's level. Courses in this program include calculus, introduction to engineering and physics. The program also includes a set of elective courses that students can choose from.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Students may pursue an associate's degree in electrical and computer engineering technology at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston. This degree program requires students to complete 65 credits and includes courses like circuit analysis, networking systems, digital systems, electronic circuits and computer programming. Students may select a specialization in computer engineering technology or electronics engineering technology.
Savannah State University
Savannah State University has bachelor's degree programs in civil engineering technology and electronics engineering technology. The civil engineering technology program requires students to complete 132 credit hours, which includes courses in highway and transportation engineering, surveying, civil engineering materials, fluid mechanics and construction estimating. The electronics engineering technology degree program requires 136 credit hours and covers electrical circuits, statics, digital systems, microcontrollers and computer electronics.
Savannah Technical College
The associate's degree in electronics and computer engineering technology at Savannah Technical College offers students specializations in electronics engineering technology, computer engineering technology or instrumentation and control engineering technology. The program requires students to complete a minimum of 61 credit hours and includes courses in circuit analysis, engineering technology and computer programming. Each specialization requires a capstone project as well.
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University has bachelor's degrees in civil, computer, electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering technology. Students in the civil engineering technology program may complete courses in specialized areas of the field, such as environmental, structural, geotechnical and transportation engineering technology.
West Georgia Technical College
West Georgia Technical College, located in Waco, offers an associate's degree in engineering technology that requires students to complete a minimum of 67 credit hours. The program includes courses in engineering graphics, engineering technology and technical communications. Students may select a specialization in mechanical, industrial or electrical engineering technology. Graduates should be prepared to pursue entry-level employment as engineering technicians or continue their studies at the bachelor's level through an articulation agreement that West Georgia Technical College has with Southern Polytechnic State University.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type and Setting||Engineering Technology Degree Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)|
|Albany Technical College||Two-year, public; small city|| Associate of Applied Science in Telecommunications Engineering Technology,
Associate of Applied Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology,
Associate of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology
|$2,712 in-state; $4,848 out-of-state*|
|Augusta Technical College||Two-year, public; midsize city|| Associate of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology,
Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology,
Associate of Applied Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology
|$2,794 in-state; $4,930 out-of-state*|
|Chattahoochee Technical College||Two-year, public; large suburb||Associate of Applied Science in Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology||$2,816 in-state; $4,952 out-of-state*|
|University of North Georgia||Four-year, public; fringe town||Associate of Science in Engineering Technology,||$4,692 in-state; $13,514 out-of-state*|
|Georgia Piedmont Technical College||Two-year, public; large suburb||Associate of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology||$2,924 in-state; $5,060 out-of-state*|
|Savannah State University||Four-year, public; midsize city|| Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology,
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
|$5,743 in-state; $16,204 out-of-state*|
|Savannah Technical College||Two-year, public; midsize city||Associate of Applied Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology||$2,744 in-state; $4,880 out-of-state*|
|Kennesaw State University||Four-year, public; small city|| Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology,
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology,
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology,
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology
|$6,347 in-state; $17,329 out-of-state*|
|West Georgia Technical College||Two-year, public; fringe rural||Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology||$2,838 in-state; $4,974 out-of-state*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.