Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Technology Concentration), Associate of Applied Science

The Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the engineering field, generally working at the direction of an engineer. Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems not requiring calculus in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, maintenance, and electronics. Their work involves the more practical side of science and engineering and often requires the use of computer software including 3D modeling.

The A.A.S. degree is offered with Civil Engineering Technology; Computer-Aided Design; Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology; Geospatial Applications; and Land Surveying. Civil engineering involves the design construction and analysis of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, water supply systems, and waste water treatment facilities. Electro-Mechanical engineering involves the design, maintenance and analysis of equipment, engines, tools, and various machines from robotics used in manufacturing to climate control equipment. Electrical/electronic engineering involves the design, maintenance and analysis of electronic instrumentation and controls, circuits, electronic communications, process controls, robotics and electrical equipment.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. gain successful employment as an engineering technician;
  2. gain admission to a four-year engineering technology program;
  3. manage an engineering project from the initial concept stage to completion;
  4. apply engineering principles and computer skills to assist an engineer with the design and drawing of mechanical equipment, construction projects, and/or electronic circuits; and
  5. directly utilize lab-based skills acquired in discipline specific courses to:
    1. conduct tests to determine the strength of a material;
    2. build/modify, troubleshoot, install, operate and maintain equipment using schematic and/or mechanical drawings;
    3. conduct surveys to determine elevations and boundaries using surveyors' equipment or to evaluate a site for potential hazards; and
    4. analyze and troubleshoot electronic communication problems and failures. 

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 64*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

The Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the engineering field, generally working at the direction of an engineer.

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Degree Code

Engineering Technology - 520

Program Code

A 523

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Catonsville, Taylor Kidd
443-840-4096 or

Other Contacts:

Civil Engineering Technology Concentration
Philip Acheampong: 443-840-4110 or

Computer-Aided Design Concentration
Michael Ehrlinger:  443-840-4371 or

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration
Taylor Kidd:  443-840-4096 or

Geospatial Applications Concentration
Scott Jeffrey:  443-840-5936 or

Land Surveying Concentration
Scott Jeffrey:  443-840-5936 or

Additional Information:


Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 19 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose a Diversity course from the list of approved General Education Courses.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program and Concentration Requirements - 45 Credits

Program Requirements:
Concentration Requirements:


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

 ** MATH 165 Pre-Calculus II or higher may be substituted for MATH 135.