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Ohio University Majors

Engineering Technology Major

Program Overview

Ohio University Lancaster offers a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science with a major in engineering technology. The Engineering Technology program is designed to offer students a technical foundation needed to help solve complex problems by exposing them to real-world applications using hands-on lab courses. Students are taught a variety of manufacturing processes and their related materials as well as skills in quality analysis tools (Lean), occupational safety, and electronics. A large focus within the program is on the importance of automated equipment. Concentration is on programming and troubleshooting computer numerical control (CNC) equipment and programmable logic controllers (PLC's) for robotics. 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The various topics of the Associate of Applied Science degree provides the student with a wide variety of career opportunities. With much of the program's focus on automation, this degree prepares students as an electrical technician for programmable logic controllers (PLC's) and electric motors and controls. Graduates may work for manufacturers or field service providers to set up and troubleshoot sensors, automated equipment, and robots to ensure productivity. Job titles may include industrial systems technician, automation specialist, or engineering technician. Some graduates may also be involved in equipment sales. Through this program, students are also prepared for a career as a testing technician, safety technician, or production quality technician. 

The engineering track provides students with the opportunity to pursue engineering baccalaureate programs offered by the Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Students should discuss with their advisors the career pathway that best suits their individual interests. 

    Academic Catalog

    The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
    Academic catalog

    Program Details

    Degree: Associate in Applied Science
    Code: AA5023


    Russ College of Engineering and Technology 
    Engineering Technology and Management 
    125 Stocker Center
    Ohio University
    Athens, OH 45701
    Phone: 740.593.1455
    Fax: 740.593.9382

    Administrative Contact

    Gina Orr, contact person

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