Engineering Technology | South Hills School of Business & Technology

Engineering Technology

Two-Year Associate in Specialized Technology (AST) Degree Program
Available at the State College Main Campus

The South Hills Engineering Technology program prepares our students for engineering careers through the study and practice of three disciplines – Architectural, Mechanical and Civil Engineering. This comprehensive, challenging program incorporates drafting, solid modeling, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), and CNC programming with team-building, mathematics, and problem-solving skills.

In our Engineering Technology program, you will learn to develop innovative solutions, apply critical thinking skills, and utilize modern technology to assist professional mechanical, civil, or architectural engineers. You will become proficient in CAD, learn to design and implement spreadsheets, accurately measure using a variety of precision measuring instruments in the mechanical and civil fields, and much more. Our ET students learn to work both independently and as part of a team.


Classes will include the study of Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical CAD, Architectural CAD and Civil CAD, Building Codes, Machining Processes, CNC Programming, Mechanical Design, Civil Design, Architectural Design, Materials Science, and Physics.

Our Engineering Technology graduates work as CAD Technicians in the mechanical, civil, and architectural fields, as Engineering and Materials Technicians, and as Drafter/Designers.

Successful students in this program will be strong in technology, math, and science.

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Complete Course List

Engineering Technology Course List

Engineering Technology Course List for 2019-20

This program information appears in the 2019-20 school catalog. Click here for all course descriptions.

TermCourse #Course NameCreditsClock Hours 
First TermGE117Applied Algebra4.060
GE183Business English I4.060
CP283Microsoft Office4.060
PD110Professional Development2.024
IM108Technical Drawing I4.560
First Term Totals:18.5264
Second TermGE230Applied Algebra II4.060
GE184Business English II4.060
IM238Materials Science5.060
IM109Engineering Excel3.036
IM245Technical Drawing II4.560
Second Term Totals:20.5276
Third TermIM210Applied Physics for Engineering Technology4.560
IM211Applied Physics for Engineering Technology Lab0.510
CE111Building Codes3.036
IM222Geometry & Trigonometry for Engineering Technology4.060
IM107Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3.036
IM239Mechanical CAD4.560
Third Term Totals:19.5262
Fourth TermIM106Architectural CAD I5.072
CE201Civil CAD5.072
IM233Machining Processes3.548
IM234Machining Processes Lab2.024
IM110Introduction to Geomatics Geospatial Science4.048
GE259Technical Writing2.536
Fourth Term Totals:22300
Fifth TermIM214Architectural CAD II4.560
CE205Civil Design4.560
IM215CNC Programming3.548
IM221CNC Programming Lab224
CD207Job Search Skills224
IM244Solid Modeling CAD572
Fifth Term Totals:21.5288
Sixth TermIM257Architectural CAD III4.560
IM258Engineering Technology Project480
GE178Human Relations in the Workplace2.536
IM243Mechanical Design460
GE258Statistical Methods and Applications460
Sixth Term Totals:19296
Seventh TermCD106Career Preparation0.510
GE261Engineering Economics221
IM259Engineering Technology Internship11330
Seventh Term Totals:13.5361
134.5 Credits2,047 Clock Hours

Careers in Engineering Technology

With study in three Engineering disciplines - Architectural, Mechanical and Civil Engineering - our graduates are prepared for a variety of career options, including:

Each student completes a summer-long internship before graduation, providing real world experience. We have placed interns at locations including:

South Hills Engineering Technology graduates are well-trained and in demand for their skillsets and work ethics. Some of the firms employing our graduates include:

Meet the Faculty

Karen Maynor

Program Coordinator / Instructor
State College Main Campus

Karen's Biography
Karen's "I Am South Hills" Video

John Henry

Adjunct Instructor
State College Main Campus

John's Biography

Heather Fink

Adjunct Instructor
State College Main Campus

Heather's Biography

Andrew Breon

Adjunct Instructor
State College Main Campus

Andrew's Biography

Douglas Snyder

Adjunct Instructor
State College Main Campus

Program Advisory Committee

State College Main Campus
Member NameJob TitleCompany
George Dick  Technician Stahl Sheaffer Engineering
Todd Rhodes  Designer Barton Associates
Jeremy Rickard  Engineer Technician Stahl Sheaffer Engineering
Dan Ring  Process Engineer Avail Technologies

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