Applied Engineering Technician

According to CareerOneStop, a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, employment of engineering technicians and technologists is expected to increase 6% through 2022, with a median wage in Maryland of $70,000!

Opportunities for engineering technians will be best for individuals with an associate's degree or extensive job training in engineering technology. A wide variety of job opportuniites exist in manufacturing, electronics, production and processing, operations, and research and development.

Some specific tasks performed by an Engineering Technician:

  • Assist engineers and scientists in conducting applied research in electrical engineering.
  • Design or modify engineering schematics for electrical transmission and distribution systems or for electrical installation in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electrical components, assemblies,or systems.
  • Install or maintain electrical control systems, industrial automation systems, or electrical equipment, including control circuits, variable speed drives, or programmable logic controllers.

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Engineering Technology
  • Basic Electricity or Electronics for Engineering Technicians
  • Introduction to Electrical Control Systems
  • Technical Writing
  • Print Reading

Elective Courses:

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • 3D Printing

Employers: Harford Community College offers customized training to meet the needs of your business.

**We can design training for the specific needs of your organization at one of our facilities, or at your location. We also offer training utilizing the strengths of the Maryland Community College Network. Even if HCC doesn't have an expert to meet your needs, we can still help with this statewide partnership. Contact us about what your needs are, and we can develop a training program to support you!**

Any Course. Any Time. Any Location.

Student must have solid applied technology skills/background or good math, science and computer skills. HS Diploma/GED required, AAS or BS preferred.

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For more information on this or other continuing education certificates, contact Victor Cyran at 443-412-2398 or email