Thank you for your interest in the Engineering and Industrial Technologies division of Gaston College. We are located in the Comer Engineering Technology [CET], Pharr Trade & Industrial [PTI], and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing [CAM] buildings of the Dallas campus.

In today’s world, almost all of us need to have a career. Careers in engineering and industrial technologies (E&IT) are rewarding and exciting. These careers allow graduates to work alone in their own businesses or for corporations and government agencies. Average incomes in these fields are higher than for equivalent academic completion in many other occupational areas. These programs allow you to go to work immediately after graduation or, in many cases, to go on for further education. Many of Gaston College’s E&IT programs are nationally accredited and are recognized for excellence throughout the entire country. Most of these programs allow for both day and/or evening attendance. Parts of some of the programs are available on-line. They all have high tech labs that allow you to learn by doing, not by watching a video or reading about how it’s done! Graduates learn how to maintain currency and adaptability in their fields so that they can remain employable for life.

AAS engineering technology programs, with the right selection of electives and some additional credits, are transferable to four year Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technologies programs.



GC Division of Engineering & Industrial Technologies

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The Engineering Technologies programs of Gaston College provide quality training and learning experiences to students who wish to major in Civil, Computer, Electronics, Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Mechatronics Engineering Technologies. Students in the Engineering Technologies programs may decide to pursue their B.S.E.T. degrees at UNCC or other senior institutions after graduation. Courses are offered both during the day and evening for most programs.


The mission of the Industrial Technologies programs is to provide training to prepare students to enter the workforce in Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration, Automotive Systems, Computer-Integrated Machining, Electrical Systems, General Occupational, Industrial Systems, and Welding Technologies. Graduates will have up-to-date technical knowledge and skills; these programs also provide a way to continually upgrade and expand existing skills to meet students’ career goals. Classes are offered in the certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs in day and evening classes.

Career and Technical Education Division Contact Information:

Dean, Career and Technical Education: Dr. Lisa Albright-Jurs (704) 922-2256 or

Associate Dean, Career and Technical Education: Dr. George Hendricks (704) 922-6305 or

Associate Dean, Career and Technical Education: Leslie Martin (704) 922-6284 or

Administrative Assistant, Career and Technical Education: Karen Jenkins (704) 922-6263 or

Secretary, Career and Technical Education: Debbie Thibeault (704) 922-6296 or

Specialist, Career and Technical Education: Jeffrey Switzer (704) 922-6381 or

Systems Technician, Career and Technical Education: Jeffrey Guzman (704) 923-8400 or