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Engineering Technology

El Camino’s engineering technology degree and certificate programs set you on track to join the workforce immediately after graduating. These accessible, affordable career paths also prepare you for additional education and career advancement.

$2,208
Approximate cost for an El Camino College engineering technology degree
$58K
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $22,000 to $103,000 with an average salary of $58,000
8.8%
Civil engineering technology is an expanding area in this field, with growth estimated at 8.8% in the next six years and average salaries of $62,000

Our Engineering and Technology Associate in Science (AS) degree typically takes two years, and our certificates can be completed in six months to one year.

Engineering technology education at El Camino teaches you what you need to join the dynamic and growing South Bay workforce. We’ll help you succeed.

Choose a Degree Designed for Engineering Technology Careers

Many El Camino engineering technology students want to start their careers as soon as possible. Others are looking to advance their existing career or transfer. We offer options perfect for any goal.

Engineering Technology Degree & Certificates

This program prepares you for transferring to a university engineering program and for employment in technical fields.

  • Build a foundation in engineering, engineering design, digital electronics, and automated manufacturing.
  • Apply math and science knowledge to rewarding jobs in technical fields.
  • Learn about the design process, geometric relationships, visualization, technical sketching, modeling, model documentation, assemblies, and production processes.
  • Take classes in computer manufacturing, electronics, engineering design, and more.

This program prepares you for further education and training in engineering and for employment in technical fields.

  • Build a foundation in engineering, engineering design, digital electronics, and automated manufacturing.
  • Learn to solve engineering problems by applying principles from mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
  • Identify different digital and analog sensor technologies.
  • Take classes in computer manufacturing, electronics, engineering design, and more.

This program prepares you for further study in engineering technology programs and for employment in technical fields.

  • Build a foundation in engineering, engineering design, digital electronics, and automated manufacturing.
  • Focus on computer integrated manufacturing and automation in manufacturing environments.
  • Practice the application of electronics in engineering technology.

This program prepares you for employment in engineering design/drafting.

  • Work in teams to design and construct solutions to engineering problems.
  • Explore research methods, design problem statements, continuous improvement, cost analysis, and prototyping.
  • Practice the application of electronics in engineering technology.

This program prepares you for employment in engineering design and development.

  • Learn the basic design process used in engineering fields, and the application of computer modeling software.
  • Explore the design process, geometric relationships, visualization, and technical sketching.
  • Discover applications in engineering design and development.

Pursue an Entry-Level Engineering Technology Job or Further Education

As an El Camino engineering technology graduate, you’ll be ready to start work immediately or pursue additional education. We’ll help you build critical scientific knowledge and hands-on skills for any career you choose.

  • Work in a broad range of job positions such as civil engineering technician, electronic equipment assembler, electronic engineering technician, engineering technician, and mechanical engineering technician.
  • Pursue opportunities for advancement with further education, either at El Camino or transfer to a university once requirements are met.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $22,000 to $103,000 with an average salary of $58,000.

Participate in Academic and Career Opportunities

Expand your education beyond the classroom. El Camino has work opportunities and connections with industries that translate into valuable real-world experience.

  • Explore a career in engineering technology that involves high-level technical work in the creation, production, utilization, and distribution of industrial materials and products.
  • Take advantage of an internship or paraprofessional opportunity.
  • Gain hands-on experience through comprehensive course assignments and projects.
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Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the Engineering Technology AS degree and certificates in El Camino’s online catalog.

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Program Map

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to an Engineering Technology AS degree and certificates.

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Connect with the Faculty

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Contact Info

El Camino College

Engineering Technology Department