The Engineering Systems Technology program is designed to provide students with an effective blending of diverse industrial skill sets through a variety of specializations, preparing program completers with the skills needed for immediate entrance into the industrial workforce. Skills emphasized in the program include, but are not limited to: advanced manufacturing applications, computerized design and industrial equipment programming, operations management, and maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems.
The AAS in Engineering Systems Technology was developed in compliance with the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010. Students who begin this program at Walters State Community College and transfer to another Tennessee public community college are guaranteed their credits will transfer toward completion of the AAS degree in Engineering Systems Technology.
In compliance with the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) accreditation requirements, all students graduating from the AAS in Engineering Systems Technology must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of management and/or technical coursework at Walters State Community College as a requirement for graduation.
The Engineering Systems Technology degree program contains four specialization areas. Students are required to choose one specialization area from the four provided: Architectural Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Operations Management, and Mechanical Design.
Architectural Design Specialization:
The architectural design specialization is intended to provide students with the computer aided design skills relative to both 2D and 3D design as it pertains to architectural design projects. With the growing importance of green building design, several clean energy courses are included, including two courses in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, or LEED.
This program and its specialization areas are designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Emphasis: Engineering Systems Technology
Specialization: Architectural Design