Applied Engineering Technology

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Applied Engineering Technology

This hands-on engineering technology program gives you opportunities to work with many types of equipment and the flexibility to find a career that fits your specific area of interest.

Job openings and salaries are on the rise for qualified technicians and the large manufacturing base in this area needs maintenance and manufacturing operators with the skills and expertise you’ll get with the Applied Engineering Technology program at Gaston College.

Learn Valuable Basic Engineering Principles and Technical Skills

In this program you can concentrate on the Industrial or Manufacturing specialty that interests you, such as Machine Setup Operator, Maintenance Technician or Robotics Technician. You can also take classes on a full- or part-time basis to fit your schedule.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

This program provides eligible students with an opportunity to participate in our Apprenticeship 321 program. Through apprenticeship you are able to get a tuition-free education and work-based training that can lead to a career with your sponsoring company.

Transfer Credits toward a 4-Year Degree

Credits earned for your AAS degree can be transferred toward a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology or industrial Technology at eligible schools.

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Additional Program Information

Associate of Applied Science



Contact Information

Kathy Livsie, Instructor