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Career and Technical Education Degrees in Engineering-Related Programs

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In general, Career and Technical Education awards provide the technical skills to enter the job market in two years or less. See CTE degrees in Engineering-Related Programs below.

If you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, you can earn an Engineering associate degree for transfer at a college of DCCCD. Learn more about Engineering degrees for transfer.

Career and Technical Education Degrees in Engineering-Related Programs 

Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology  

Eastfield College • Mountain View College • Richland College

Advanced manufacturing technology is used in automated fabrication machinery (robotics) that require skilled technicians to design, program, service and repair. Associate degrees focus on either design or electronics, with several complementary certificates, to develop marketable technician skills for the dynamic world of high-tech manufacturing. Mechatronics refers to the combination of mechanics and electronics.

Learn more about the Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology program. 

Engineering Technology – Advanced Manufacturing Emphasis

Richland College

Today's manufacturing facilities and machinist shops rely on computer numerical control (CNC) computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) skills to create high quality products. These Advanced Manufacturing-related courses of Engineering Technology emphasize marketable skills to enter the dynamic world of high-tech manufacturing. 

Learn more about the Engineering Technology program, including Advanced Manufacturing Technology-related courses. 

Engineering Technology – Electronics 

Richland College

Study the theory and operation of electronic devices, including analog circuits, digital circuits, industrial controls and electromechanical systems. Electronic principles and hands-on experience can be applied to many aspects of advanced electronics.

Learn more about the Engineering Technology program, including the Electronics track. 

Electrical Engineering Technology  

Eastfield College • Richland College

This degree was designed in collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI), using target skills identified by its Engineering Council to produce highly skilled semiconductor manufacturing technicians. TI and the DCCCD, as well as a federal grant to Richland College to support the Veterans-Focused Engineering Technology Project for local veterans to enter or re-enter the job market, funded its creation.

Learn more about Electrical Engineering Technology and all Engineering-Related Programs.

Electronics Technology 

Mountain View College

  • Electronics Technology A.A.S. This award can be completed in two years by a full-time student and includes an Electrical Engineering Technology Specialization.

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Semiconductor Manufacturing  

Eastfield College • Richland College
  • The former Equipment Technician A.A.S. in Semiconductor Manufacturing is now the Electrical Engineering Technology A.A.S. Eastfield and Richland colleges 
  • Operator Certificate is a partnership between Richland College, Collin County Community College and industry for students interested in operating semiconductor manufacturing equipment with the latest technological developments. It can be completed in three semesters. Richland College 

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Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant

Richland College is the recipient of a $3.25 million grant awarded by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) to meet regional employer needs through associate degree and certificate programs in electronics and manufacturing. The program also offers nationally recognized credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET). 

Texas A&M-Chevron Academy at El Centro College and Richland College

This innovative co-enrollment network was developed to address Texas' growing need for engineers. Qualified students are admitted to the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, do their first two years of coursework at El Centro College or Richland College, and complete their bachelor's degrees in engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station.