2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Engineering Systems Technology, A.A.S.

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Systems Technology is a two-year degree program designed to prepare graduates for many different careers related to manufacturing with an emphasis on technology, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students will take courses in the basic fundamentals of engineering technology and move to very advanced applications including robotics. This degree is accrediated by The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary Median
Industrial Machinery $32,750 $46,780
Maintenance Workers $25,460 $40,110
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technicians $43,450 $62,360
Maintenance & Repair Workers $23,910 $34,580

Career and salary information taken from www.bls.gov. Check out this web site for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This degree program is in compliance with the Common Course Curriculum Library for the A.A.S. in Engineering Systems Technology program as delivered by the Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges.

This degree program is not designed for transfer to a four year college or university. However, some agreements are in place that will allow credit to be given for a portion or the entirety of this degree path. Please check with the transfer institution or your advisor for specific details.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Communications Requirement

Natural Science Requirement

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a GPA of at least 2.0 in program courses.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Engineering Systems Technology, A.A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 62

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

First Year - Summer Semester - Total Credit Hours: 6

Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 12


For more information contact:
Mehran Mostajir at mmostajir@columbiastate.edu
or 931.540.2711 or 931.398.8868
Science, Technology and Math Division office
at 931.540.2710

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution.
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