Division of Career Education

Engineering Technology

Curriculum C248V

The Engineering Technology curriculum provides the learner with working knowledge of engineering technology, including basic and advanced drafting and design principles using various 2D and 3D CAD systems, integrating Lean principles in the design process and knowledge of working with various measurement devices used in determining Quality Assurance of prototypes and finished goods. While in the program, the learner will be able to seek out entry-level and internship opportunities in engineering departments, plant maintenance, production departments and technical sales and support.

Upon successful completion of the Engineering Technology program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Identify quality improvement methods used in the industry, including being able to develop your own process improvement action plans.
  • Develop and roll out a product development plan from knowledge gained in coursework covering the various processes for manufacturing a product.
  • Utilize various methods of measuring for the purpose of reverse engineering and quality assurance needs in the design build process.
  • Analyze a piece-part drawing and make an appropriate listing of operations to obtain the desired part in the most cost and time efficient manner.
  • Identify and take into account the applied physics principles that come into play in the design-build process of a manufactured product.
  • Know your responsibilities as part of a design team and the ethics that should be practiced in this process, appreciating the overall human context in which Engineering Technology activities take place.
  • Have the opportunity to advance in your careers and continue your professional development through four-year transfer programs offered at institutions, such as Illinois State University, Purdue University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Southern Illinois University and others with related programs around the country.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One
Credit Hours
ENT 104
Electricity Fundamentals
ENT 110
Production Drawings & CAD
ENT 111
Metrology with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
# ENT 252
Introduction to Mechanical AutoCAD
# MAT 170
Elementary Statistics1
# RHT 101
Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I2
Semester Credit Hours
Semester Two
ENT 103
Introduction to Automation
ENT 115
Fluid Power
# ENT 232
Geometric Design, Layout & Building
# MAT 111
Pre-Calculus or1

# MAT 114
Plane Trigonometry1

Program Electives
Semester Credit Hours
Semester Three
# ENT 123
Technical Physics1
ENT 127
Materials Manufacturing & Testing Processes
# ENT 260
Jig & Fixture Design
# RHT 102
Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II or2

SPE 101
Principles of Effective Speaking2

Program Electives
Semester Credit Hours
Semester Four
# ENT 270
Machine Design
# ENT 295
Applied Statics
HTH 104
Science of Personal Health or

HTH 281
First Aid & CPR
HIS 151
History of the U.S. to 1877 or

PSC 150
American National Politics or

SSC 190
Contemporary Society

General Education/Humanities
Semester Credit Hours

Total Credits Required for Graduation
Suggested Electives: Program Electives (9): ENT 116◊, ENT 117◊, ENT 118◊, ENT 119◊, ENT 144◊, ENT 204◊, ENT 215◊, ENT 218◊, ENT 255◊, ENT 257◊, ENT 259◊, ENT 280◊, ENT 290◊, ENT 291, ENT 296◊
Coordinator: Antigone Sharris, Ext. 3622; Email: asharris@triton.edu; Cell Phone: (773) 580-8807

Area of Concentration

Additional Information: See ENT course descriptions.     See Humanities General Education requirements.     ¹ENT 123◊, MAT 111◊ and MAT 114◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science General Education requirement.     ²Students must complete RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊, or RHT 101◊ with RHT 102◊. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.