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2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Systems Technology - Advanced Manufacturing

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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: Advanced Manufacturing, Operations Management, Architectural Design, and Mechanical Design.

Advanced Manufacturing Specialization:

The advanced manufacturing specialization is comprised of courses that educate students in the innovative technologies that are currently being used by manufacturers to produce products more efficiently and at costs that are competitive in a global market. Skills in technical areas such as computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, and the programming of robotics, CNC equipment, and programmable logic controllers are in high demand, and this specialization is designed to help provide graduates to meet this demand.

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: Advanced Manufacturing

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.A.S. Engineering Systems Technology - Advanced Manufacturing

General Education Requirements (15 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts

      Approved Humanities/Fine Arts General Education elective1  3 credits

Behavioral/ Social Sciences

      Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education elective1  3 credits


      Mathematics General Education elective (Select from MATH 1630, MATH 1710, or MATH 1720)         3 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (45 hours)

Total Credit Hours 60

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