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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Engineering Technology Major (A.A.S.)

Major code AA5023

Office of Regional Higher Education  
Ohio University Lancaster
Brasee Hall
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130-1037
Phone: 740.654.6711 or 888.446.4468
Fax: 740.687.9497

Gina Orr, contact person

Program Overview

Ohio University-Lancaster offers a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science with a major in engineering technology. The program has been developed in response to the great demand expressed by manufacturers for skilled technicians and engineering technologists. Three tracks of the program prepare the graduate for work as an electro-mechanical technician or a mechanical maintenance technician, or allows students to prepare for continued studies in a bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology.

Electro-mechanical technicians work in the areas of automated equipment used in manufacturing and assembly plants. This structure facilitates a graduate obtaining an entry-level position and gaining experience before continuing his/her education toward a baccalaureate degree.

Those pursuing the mechanical maintenance track can be employed in a variety of work ranging from manufacturing to facility maintenance. It is intended to train for career fields involving electrical work, machine repair, or general maintenance. Students may direct the program to a specific career opportunity through independent study and externship courses.

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 diverse format of this associate in applied science degree provides the student with a wide variety of career opportunities. A student may choose from one of three tracks. The mechanical track prepares the student for a career as a machine repair technician or a plant mechanical technician. The electro-mechanical track prepares the student as an electrician or an electronics technician for programmable logic controllers (PLC's) and electric motors and controls. The engineering track provides students with the opportunity to pursue any of the engineering baccalaureate programs offered by the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. A 2+2 relationship exists with some of these majors and can lead to a bachelor's degree with two additional years of college. Students should discuss with their advisors the career pathway that best suits their individual interests.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the engineering technology major, students will be able to:

  • Apply technical fundamentals to help resolve a manufacturing process problem
  • Add value to an organization
  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Generate and interpret drawings/sketches that incorporate dimensions, tolerances, and specifications
  • Value and respect diversity in the workplace
  • Collect, generate and understand data to control manufacturing processes and provide feedback for continuous improvement
  • Distinguish between common manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrate basic electronic principles and problem solving
  • Communicate technical topics in a professional manner