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General Engineering Technology

Looking for a fast-paced, high-tech career in industry? General Engineering Technology prepares students for 21st century manufacturing. Students will learn how to interface, program, troubleshoot, and optimize complex systems and equipment. Through hands on projects students learn about control systems, sensors, lasers, robotics, programmable logic controllers, and electronics. This multi-disciplinary field provides the necessary skills today's technicians need.

If you enjoy solving problems and want to work with sophisticated robots, you should definitely consider General Engineering Technology. The program teaches students how computers communicate with machines. You'll learn to program and troubleshoot computers, robots, and automated equipment. This degree prepares the student to pursue a career as an electromechanical or automation technician.

Schedule of Courses

We have also designed an engineering science transfer certificate that covers courses ordinarily required of first-year students in a four-year engineering program. Learn more.

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Technical Advanced Placement (TAP)

For students who complete select high school courses, you may be able to receive college credit. Learn more:

Looking to Transfer?

We have a couple of different options for you to consider. We offer an Engineering Science-Transfer certificate that covers courses ordinarily required of freshmen students who wish to major in a four-year engineering program. Graduates may apply for transfer to a four-year institution or continue studies at a two-year institution and apply for transfer later.

We have also developed relationships with area colleges that enable you to take your initial courses at Tri-County and then transfer to four-year engineering programs, including programs at USC College of Engineering and Computing and Clemson College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Work with your advisor for more information on these programs.

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Exciting Student Projects

We are excited to offer opportunities for students to work on exciting projects to help them develop skills in robotics, lasers, sensors and so much more. We learn lots and have fun along the way. Check out one of our most recent projects, a "Greeter-Bot," designed and created by GET students to guide visitors around in Cleveland Hall - among other things.. The robot has the ability to speak using an on-board voice synthesizer and can detect human beings using its infrared temperature sensor. Much was learned by studying AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) at Sandvik during a field trip to that plant.

Learn & Earn

Training in General Engineering Technology offers great opportunities for your future, but you don't have to wait till graduation to begin doing what you love. This program offers several opportunities for work-based learning experiences that will complement the classroom work. Just a few examples are:

  • BMW
  • Duke Energy
  • Michelin

A Solid Career Outlook

A General Engineering Technology degree opens the door to a wide variety of career paths including: Engineering Design Technician, Electronics Technician, Laser Technician, Automation Technician, Electro-Mechanical Technician, and Robotics Technician. Technicians are responsible for modifications to assembly lines, building and designing circuit boards, and programming robots. Learn more about openings and wage estimates right here in our area by checking out Career Coach.

CONNECT WITH US

 

Division Office

(864) 646-1375
eit@tctc.edu
Cleveland Hall, Room 131

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Program Director:

Dorian McIntire
Telephone: (864) 646-1481
Email: dmcinti1@tctc.edu

Academic Advisor:

Kenny Fletcher
Telephone: (864) 646-1517
Email: kfletch2@tctc.edu