Engineering Technologies

  • Location: West Campus (Leesport)
    Instructor: 
    Alan Blackburn | Dr. Charles Stricker
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    CIP Code: 15.0403

  • Program Entrance Recommendations:

    Reading at grade level
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Problem solving/ troubleshooting skills
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Hand-eye coordination
    Mechanical aptitude

    Career Pathways

    Commercial & Industrial Equipment Technician
    Installation, Maintenance & Repair Technician
    Electro-Mechanical Technician
    Electronics Technician
    Electrical Engineer
    Mechanical Engineer
    Instrument Technician

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  • Students will earn an OSHA Safety certification as part of the Level I curriculum. This industry certification is highly recognized in the field and is portable. Some of the topics in the Level I and Level II curricula include: DC and AC circuits, various electrical components including: power supplies, switches, resistors, capacitors, inductors, motors, transformers, solenoids, fuses, circuit breakers and rheostats. Students will combine electric motors, electropneumatic, and electro-hydraulic control components with relays, timers, and counters to create logic and sequential control circuits.

    Students will construct and evaluate mechanical systems based on calculated speed, torque, power, pitch, ratios, and mechanical efficiencies. Also, students will install, maintain, and troubleshoot V-belt drive systems, chain drive systems, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. A variety of control systems are used to integrate the various electro-mechanical components to create functional operating systems.

    The Level III curriculum will provide more in-depth instruction in robotics and automation. Students will complete coursework related to the following topics: pneumatics, hydraulics, basic mechanical power, electrical motors and controls, digital circuit, semiconductors, programmable logic controls, and robotics.

    The Engineering Technologies Program integrates mechatronics, robotics, and electronics content to provide a robust foundation for students who are considering engineering, robotics, mechatronics, or automation as a career. This field continues to evolve creating an increasing demand for engineers, engineering technicians, electronic designers and robotic installation, maintenance and repair. The Engineering Technologies program prepares students for post-secondary education or immediate work in industry, based on the career aspirations of the individual student.

    The Robotics and Automation Technology program provides students the opportunity to work with robotic and automation technologies. This field continues to evolve creating an increasing demand for engineers, engineering technicians, electronic designers and robotic installation, maintenance and repair.

     

    Industry Certifications

    Planned – AMIST Certification (Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology)
    OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

    Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.

    * BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student


College Advanced Credits

ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY