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: Operations Management, Advanced Manufacturing, Architectural Design, and Mechanical Design.
Operations Management Specialization:
The operations management specialization covers the principles of lean manufacturing, cost accounting and engineering economy, and the foundations of computer aided design and manufacturing processes that provide a firm foundation for both industrial and manufacturing technicians. The courses in statistical quality analysis and problem solving are also useful for aspiring quality technicians.
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: Operations Management