2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Engineering Systems Technology Technical Certificate

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Program and Career Description

The Technical Certificate in Engineering Systems Technology is a one-year 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 industrial technology and move to more advanced applications including Programmable Logic Controls.

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.

This technical certificate will be an embedded certificate within the Engineering Systems Technology A.A.S. degree. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, students will be afforded the opportunity to complete industry certification exams.

Engineering Systems Technology Technical Certificate Sample Academic Plan Total Credit Hours: 19

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 7

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 12

Requirements for Certificates Include:

  • Total certificate hours must be at least 19.
  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • GPA of at least 2.0 in courses required for the certificate.


For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our web site at https://www.columbiastate.edu/docs/default-source/financial-aid-forms/est---15-0406-gedt-1.pdf?sfvrsn=0

For more information contact:
Mehran Mostajir at
or 931.540.2711 or 931.398.8868 or
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 institution.
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