Engineering Technology A.A.S.

Engineering Technology A.A.S.

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An engineering technologist is a specialist dedicated to the development, design, and implementation of engineering and technology. These professionals are most likely to enter positions in sectors such as construction, manufacturing, product design, testing, or technical services and sales.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will have a strong foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and hands-on experience to be equipped with critical thinking skills, and appreciation for team work, and effective communication skills required for engineering technicians.
  2. Graduates will meet or exceed standards for engineering technicians with technical service firms in local or regional industries or governmental agencies.
  3. Graduates will recognize the importance of professional development, continued learning, service to the local and global communities and will engage in discipline-specific organizations that foster these opportunities.

Student Outcomes

a. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.

b. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.

c. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.

d. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

e. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.

f. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

g. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

h. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.

i. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment/Graduation Data

Graduates Spring 2017: 49

Enrollment Fall 2016: 360

Advisory Board Members

Advisory Committee Member






Dusty Rominger

Human Resource/Safety Manager

WR Grace

George Graham

Director of Operations

Wacker Polysilicon North America

Jana Johnson

Human Resources Manager

Wacker Polysilicon North America

Brad Parr


Chattem Chemical

Tony Wilkerson

Director of Manufacturing


Paul Cahill



Ashley Thompson

Senior Operations Engineer

BASF Chemicals

Doug Wynn


Colonial Chemical

Earl Goad



Wayne Owlsey


Tate and Lyle

Woody Mader

Commercial Development Manager

MFG Chemical







Russ Bartholomew

Vice President

CORE Safety Group

Dixie Brackett



Joanna Holland

Project Manager

Robert Roberts Construction Co.

Julie Alcantara

Operations Administrator

Volkert, Inc.

Rolfe Jennings

Director Technical Training

Commercial Metals Co.

Jason Medeiros

Vice President

Pointe General Contractors

Don VanHook

Roadway Specialist


Robert Rogers



Jeff Breedlove

Principal Engineer

Promus Engineering, LLC

Charles Weathers


East Ridge High School

Sean Williams

Dept Mgr. Lab Services








Scott Aaron


Coast to Coast

John Bible

Design Engineer/Safety Director

Allie Engineered Products

Bryan Eldridge

Senior Process Engineer

McKee Foods

Tim Hawkins

Senior Design Drafter

McKee Foods

Matt Stovall

Business Unit Director-Land Resources

Barge, Wagner, Sumner & Cannon

Dale Rardin


Rardin & Carroll Architects

Mike Smith


Smith Engineering

Nicole Walden


Chattanooga SolidWorks User Group







Alan DeOlloqui

Senior Engineer

Allied Automation

Bill Ross


Mohawk Carpet

Dobie Kilgore

VP of Operations

Tennessee Rand

Terry Townsend


Townsend Engineering Co.

Joe Brown

Vice President

Miller Industries

David Lynch

Mechanical Engineering Manager








David Ivey

Owner, NDT Level III and CWI

IveyCooper Services Inc.

Clyde Cooper

Owner, NDT Level III


Joseph Viland


IveyCooper Services Inc.

Mike Turnbow


Retired TVA

Charles Barrett

Westinghouse BWR Services



Kathy Ellis

Senior Marketing Engineer, BWR at Westinghouse Electric Company


Jason Barrick

Manager, Ultrasonics


Al Curtis


Business and Engineering Consultant




Nuclear Power



Matt Leenerts

Senior reactor Operator-Licensed Training Manager


Mike Williams

General Training Manager


Matt McMullin

Sequoyah Operations Training Manager


Steve Smith

Corporate Operations Training Manager


Scott Poteet

Training Manger

Westinghouse Electric Co.

Robert Temple

BWR Operations Manager-Automation and Field Services

Westinghouse Electric Co.







Gregory (Scott) Poteet



Jay Ralston

Continuous Improvement Manager

Columbus McKinnon

Mike Turnbow


Retired TVA

James Smith

Quality Manager

IveyCooper Services Inc.




Radiation Protection



Russ Carvin

General Manager

Omega Technical Services

Mark DeRoche

Corporate Maintenance Training


Jim Evans

Corporate Maintenance Training Manager


John Klaus

Corporate Nuclear Instructional Technologist


Steve McCamy

Corporate Functional Area Manager





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