Engineering Technology at Prince George's Community College includes electronic engineering technology, computer engineering technology and space engineering technology. All of these areas offer opportunities for immediate employment after graduation or transfer to a four-year engineering technology program. Students choosing to concentrate in the electronics area receive a background in general principles and troubleshooting concepts, rather than training on how to repair specific equipment. They should find employment working with communication systems, medical electronics and consumer and industrial systems. Students who choose to concentrate on computer engineering technology can be employed as computer hardware technicians, help desk technicians and network technicians. The coursework also prepares students to take and pass CompTIA's A+ computer hardware technician certification and Network+ certification exams. Students who choose to concentrate in the networking/Internet working field will be prepared for the Cisco CCNA certification exam. Students who choose to concentrate in space engineering technology will be ready for employment at Goddard Space Flight Center and its associated contractors. Students who choose the transfer concentration are ready to transfer into the BSET programs at Capitol College, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Old Dominion University. Graduates who substitute higher-level math and science courses also may transfer into the Engineering programs at Capitol College.
Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
- All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes.
- Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework.
- Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework.
- The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below.
- Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course.
- Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test.
- Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score.
- Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score.
- Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score.
- Complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 in the same semester you take DVM-0031.
General Education - English Composition
General Education - Humanities Speech
General Education - Mathematics
General Education - Science
General Education - Social Sciences (A.A.S.)
- Complete 1 Social Science course from the following list: ANT-1010, 1030; ECN-1010, 1030, 1040; GEO-1000, 1010; HST-1310, 1320, 1370, 1410, 1430, 1510, 1530, 2160, 2230, 2470; POS-1000, 1010, 1020; PSY-1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2070, 2080, 2160, 2190; SOC-1010, 2010; WMS-1010.
Program Concentration Engr.Tech.Aas