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Engineering Technology

With Intel’s new operations in Central Ohio and an increased demand from area manufactures like Mid West FabricatingTS Tech AmericaNifcoMagna Seating and THKthe need for local professionals with two-year degrees in STEM will only increase. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million workers in the U.S., with a current shortage of skilled workers to meet production demands.

Are you ready to join one of the most rapidly growing fields in the area? Learn how to create world-changing technology and embark on a successful engineering career path with an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology from Ohio University.

The Engineering Technology program at Ohio University Lancaster was created to meet the rising demand for skilled technicians and engineering technologists. Students are guided through real-world applications with hands-on lab courses to ensure they have the technical foundation needed to pursue a successful career in engineering. They are also taught a variety of manufacturing processes and skilled in quality analysis tools, occupational safety, and electronics. A large focus within the program is on the importance of automated equipment including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) and robotic systems.

student to faculty ratio for classroom instruction at OHIO Lancaster
98% OHIO Lancaster first-year students received financial aid in Fall 2021*

Engineering Technology Courses

The Engineering Technology major program requires a minimum of 61 hours.


Sample Curriculum Schedule

Non-Major Required Courses

  • COMS 1030 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking 
  • CTCH 1250 - Introduction to Computers 
  • ENG 1510 - Writing and Rhetoric I 
  • MATH 1200 - College Algebra 
  • MATH 2500 - Statistics and Probability 
  • PHYS 2001 - Introduction to Physics 

Complete one OHIO BRICKS Course

  • Humanities: Texts and Contexts (PHTC)

Major Requirements

  • ENGT 1100 - Introduction to Engineering Technology 
  • ENGT 1190 - Manufacturing Materials and Processes 
  • ENGT 1200 - Basic Electronics 
  • ENGT 1500 - Machine Repair 
  • ENGT 2100 - Career Preparation in Engineering Technology 
  • ENGT 2170 - Computer Numerical Control Machining Principles 
  • ENGT 2200 - Basic Hydraulics and Pneumatics 
  • ENGT 2210 - Programmable Logic Controllers 1 and Motor Controls
  • ENGT 2230 - Automation and Robotics 
  • ENGT 2250 - Programmable Logic Controllers II and Motor Controls 
  • ENGT 2330 - Automation and Robotics II
  • ENGT 2630 - Process Control 
  • ENGT 2850 - Lean Enterprise 
  • ET 1100 - Engineering Graphics Fundamentals

    Potential Careers

    Students have a wide variety of career opportunities through the engineering technology associate degree. With much of the program’s focus on automation, this degree prepares students as electrical technicians, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) technicians, and CNC and quality technicians. Graduates may work for manufacturers or field service providers to setup and troubleshoot sensors, automated equipment, and robots to ensure productivity.

    • As of 2024, industrial engineering technologists and technicians earn an annual median wage of $61,210.
    • Intel is projected to bring roughly 3,000 engineering technology jobs to central Ohio by 2025.
    • About 70 percent of Intel jobs in Central Ohio will be technician roles, requiring just an associate degree.



    Tuition and Fees

    The OHIO Guarantee takes the guesswork out of budgeting for college and provides a fixed rate table for tuition and most fees for four years (or 12 consecutive semesters). 

    Financial aid for undergraduate students (regardless of discipline) is available in the form of scholarships, grants and student loans. Visit our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to learn more.


    West Virginia and Kentucky Residents

    Exploring the Southern or Eastern Campus? Residents of West Virginia can now qualify for in-state tuition. Kentucky residents in nearby counties can qualify for in-state tuition at OHIO Southern or Athens. Access the resources of a large, public university at an affordable, regional campus rate.


    Learning Environment

    Most Engineering Technology major classes are held in the Fairfield County Workforce Center (FCWC). The Center is home to the latest advanced technology, including industrial robots, robotic vision systems, programmable logic controllers, mechatronic trainers and other advanced manufacturing equipment.

Program Admission Requirements

First-Year Students

Anyone who holds a high school diploma or has a GED certificate is eligible for admission to any Ohio University regional campus. Regional campuses have a rolling admissions policy which means that students may be admitted anytime during the year. Applicants will be accepted until class begins each semester. However, prospective students are advised to begin the application process as soon as possible so that they may be given important dates and deadlines in a timely manner. Freshmen applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

Transfer Students

You are a transfer applicant if you have completed nine or more semester (12 quarter) hours at another institution after you graduated from high school. If you have completed fewer than nine semester hours, you will apply as a freshman applicant. To apply as a transfer student, applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

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Todd Myers
Chair and Professor, ETM Director of Workforce & Professional Development
Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Zaki Kuruppalil
Professor and Assistant Chair 


* Includes scholarships, grants, loans, federal work student and CARES/HEERF funding.