BTC’s Engineering programs are ideal for students with mechanical aptitude or a strong foundation in math, science, and technology. Whichever path you choose, you’ll learn skills needed for a career in high-demand, dynamic industries like engineering, aerospace, manufacturing, civil and commercial construction, and energy, either in the private sector or with the government.

The employment outlook for engineering technology graduates is very strong, and students can expect to earn excellent wages. Across the state, the number of engineering graduates is well below industry needs, and employers in many fields are urgently seeking qualified engineering technicians and technologists.

Degrees & Certificates

Here are the Degrees & Certificates you can earn in this area.

Engineering Technology: Bachelor of Applied Science

Engineering Technology: Civil Specialization

Engineering Technology: Clean Energy Specialization

Engineering Technology: Composites Specialization

Engineering Technology: Electronics Specialization

Engineering Technology: Geomatics Specialization (formerly Survey Technology)

Engineering Technology: Mechanical Design Specialization

Degree & Certificate Definitions

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree:

A two-year associate degree that allows you to go directly to work in your field.

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree:

A two-year associate degree with transferable general education courses that allows you to either go directly into your field, transfer to a specific program at a four-year college or university, or prepare for your bachelor of applied science degree at BTC.

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer/Major Related Program (AS-T/MRP) in Pre-Engineering Materials

BTC’s general pre-engineering transfer degree provides the academic courses and hands-on education that will prepare you for direct transfer into a bachelor of science degree program at a four-year college or university. Upon completing the 99-credit program, you may transfer as a junior into engineering degree programs in such specialized areas as mechanical, civil, aeronautical, industrial, or materials science.

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer/Major Related Program (AS-T/MRP) in Pre-Engineering Tech: Composites

This associate degree program will position you to transfer to a four-year school to earn your bachelor’s degree and pursue a career in the field of engineering.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree:

A two-year bachelor’s degree that can be added on top of an existing associate degree from an accredited college, or even a previous bachelor’s degree.


Certificates are academic credentials that can be earned in a shorter time than degrees, and which provide you with a set of skills to find a job or stay current in your field. Certificates typically last six months to one year, and some are designed to build on top of each other or eventually to a longer-term certificate or degree. Many certificates are financial aid eligible, so explore certificates now and find out if one is right for you.