Engineering Technology is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience, and practice is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity. Engineering Technology Education focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science and engineering aimed at preparing graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to product repair and improvement, industrial processes, and operational functions. (Based upon Engineering Technology Council, 1992)

Engineering Technology Degrees

Courses in the Engineering Technology program at the College of Southern Nevada lead to degrees and certificates in the following areas:

ABET Accredited Degrees: Electronics and Network Electronics Emphases

These four degrees are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET - http://www.abet.org.

These three AAS degrees with electronics emphasis prepare you to assist in providing support for engineering functions or to function as an Electronics Technician. Classes include analog and digital circuit design, implementation and testing, fabrication techniques, fiber optics, telecommunications, and microprocessor programming and interface. Each degree offers unique opportunities for specialization:

This one AAS degree with Network Electronics emphasis prepares you for jobs in the high-tech networking/electronics industry. Classes cover such topics as IP network configuration and maintenance; electronics, digital and microprocessor circuits; and interfacing sensors and control devices to networks and electronic systems.

For more information about these Engineering Technology degrees and certificates, contact the program office at 702-651-4157 or Email Us.

Electronics Emphasis

Three AAS electronics degrees prepare you to assist in providing support for engineering functions or to function as an Electronics Technician. Classes include analog and digital circuit design, implementation and testing, fabrication techniques, fiber optics, telecommunications, and microprocessor programming and interface. Each degree offers unique opportunities for specialization:

The Engineering Technology Program also offers a Certificate of Achievement which prepares you for an entry-level position providing electronics technician support in industry. Classes include both analog and digital design, testing of electronic circuits, devices and systems, telecommunications and data-communications.

  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Engineering Technology: Electronics

The Engineering Technology Program also offers a Skills Certificate for those with a degree, Certificate of Achievement, or significant work experience.  It provides the additional electronics specific knowledge for an entry-level position providing electronics technician support in industry.

  • Skills Certificate in Engineering Technology: Electronics

 

For more information about these Engineering Technology degrees and certificates, contact the program office at 702-651-4157 or Email Us.

Entertainment Technician Emphasis

The Entertainment Technician emphasis provides you with classroom and laboratory experience in electricity, mechanical power, and fluid power systems. The program focuses on those skills used in entertainment/theater industry and similar industries.

The Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Technology - Entertainment is a 12-month program that provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in electricity, mechanical power transmission, fluid power and related repair activities. The program focuses on those skills used in the local entertainment/theater industry or other industries.

  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Engineering Technology: Entertainment

For more information about these Engineering Technology degrees and certificates, contact the program office at 702-651-4157 or Email Us.

Manufacturing: Industrial and Operations Emphasis

The Manufacturing-Industrial and Operations Emphasis provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in electricity, mechanical power transfer, pneumatics/hydraulics, ferrous and non-ferrous material properties, and industrial automation. The courses focus on those skills used in manufacturing, industrial, and operation-support settings. Academic skills emphasizing related math, science, and human relations are stressed to prepare students to meet the challenges common in the workplace.

For more information about these Engineering Technology degrees and certificates, contact the program office at 702-651-4157 or Email Us.

Network Electronics Emphasis

The AAS in Network Electronics prepares you for jobs in the high-tech networking/electronics industry. Classes cover such topics as IP network configuration and maintenance; electronics, digital, and microprocessor circuits; and interfacing sensors and control devices to networks and electronic systems.

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Engineering Technology: Network Electronics 
    — Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET - http://www.abet.org

The Certificate of Achievement in Network Electronics prepares you for entry-level positions in the high-tech networking/electronics industry.

For more information about these Engineering Technology degrees and certificates, contact the program office at 702-651-4157 or Email Us.

Slot Repair and Self-Serve Device Technology Emphasis

The Slot Repair and the Self-Serve Device Technology AAS degrees prepare you to assist in the planning, design, troubleshooting and maintenance of various devices such as ATMs, kiosks, slot machines and related devices. Classes cover network management systems, such as player tracking/slot management systems in the gaming industry and ATM Network Monitoring systems in the banking industry. Industry-appropriate regulations will be covered. Particular emphasis is given to electronics and to the microprocessors used in the various subsystems used in these devices.

The Slot Repair Certificate of Achievement prepares you for an entry-level position in the slot repair industry. Classes in this program cover the electronics of the modern slot machine, the microprocessors used in the subsystems of slot machines and the planning, design, troubleshooting and maintenance of slot machines and related devices used in the Gaming Industry.

  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Engineering Technology: Slot Repair

For more information about these Engineering Technology degrees and certificates, contact the program office at 702-651-4157 or Email Us.

Unmanned Systems Emphasis

If you have a desire to work in unmanned aviation system (UAS) related careers, then this degree is designed specifically for you. This degree provides you with classroom and laboratory experiences in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements and aviation fundamentals, electronics, microprocessors, and programming. The program will prepare you to enter the employment market as a UAS Technician. The program includes an introduction to UAS flight, history, avionics, sensors, communications systems. Elective courses allow you to explore applications such as Videography, Construction, RF Technology, Network Security, and First Responders. You will prepare for and conduct unmanned flights similar to those commonly performed in the industry, and you will comply with the FAA regulations that govern the UAS industry. Academic skills emphasizing related math, science and human relations will prepare your to meet the challenges common in the workplace.

CSN offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), a Certificate of Achievement (CA) and a Skills Certificate in Unmanned Systems-Unmanned Aviation Systems Technology.

The Engineering Technology Program also offers a Certificate of Achievement which prepares you for an entry-level position for work in unmanned aviation system (UAS) related careers, then this Certificate of Achievement is designed specifically for you.

The Engineering Technology Program also offers a Skills Certificate for those with a degree, Certificate of Achievement, or significant work experience. It provides the additional UAS specific knowledge for an entry-level position providing technician support in industry.

For more information about these Engineering Technology degrees and certificates, contact the program office at 702-651-4157 or Email Us.

Utilities Emphasis

The utilities emphasis offers course work in preparation for careers in two important industries:

  • Electrical Power
  • Natural Gas

The degree and certificate of achievement in Engineering Technology: Utilities - Electrical Power prepare you for employment in the electrical power production and transmission industry. The core of the degree provides a sound basis of mechanical technology, electrical theory and automation control. There are also a number of electives that allow you to focus on electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance or plant/facility operation in the power utility industry.

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Engineering Technology: Utilities - Electrical Power

The Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level/apprenticeships in the electrical power industry.

  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Engineering Technology: Utilities - Electrical Power

The curriculum for the Natural Gas programs provides a sound basis of mechanical technology, industrial electrical theory, natural gas technology and construction.

The Associates degree prepares students for employment in natural gas industry as a technician.

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Engineering Technology: Utilities - Natural Gas

The Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level/apprenticeship positions in the natural gas industry.

  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Engineering Technology: Utilities - Natural Gas

The Engineering Technology Program also offers a Skills Certificate for those with a degree, Certificate of Achievement, or significant work experience. It provides the additional technical knowledge entry-level/apprenticeship positions in the natural gas industry.

  • Skills Certificate (SC) in Engineering Technology: Utilities - Natural Gas

For more information about these Engineering Technology degrees and certificates, contact the program office at 702-651-4157 or Email Us.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising

For information about academic advisors, go to https://www.csn.edu/advising.

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Advanced Studies

Baccalaureate Degree Pathways

The Engineering Technology program is pleased to announce that through agreements with other schools, an AAS from CSN in Electronic Technology (with emphasis in Electronics, Telecommunications, or Slot & Self-Serve Devices) and additional CSN credits will fulfill most of the requirements for

  • CSN’s Business Department’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management.
    • Requires a minimum of an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • DESCRIPTION: The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Project Management degree aligns with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) degrees by allowing for a seamless articulation of the Associate of Applied Science programs. The BAS in Project Management degree will be administered in an accelerated structure to meet industry demand. The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Project Management provides a unique pathway for students to build upon the technical skills and knowledge acquired in attaining an associate degree. The BAS degree is designed to instill abilities and competence focusing on developing student communication, project management skills, and decision making abilities within a broader context rather than a single vocation.
    • More infomation.

  • DeVry University’s Bachelor of Science in Technical Management. This pathway requires an AAS degree from CSN in the Electronics, Telecommunications, or Slot & Self-Serve Devices, up to 30 additional credits worth of specific CSN classes, and 32 credits in specific classes from DeVry. See Program Requirements.
    • If you are still working on your AAS degree, careful choices of classes, particularly your General Education requirements, will minimize the additional courses needed for DeVry's Bachelors degree. See recommendations.
    • If you have already have the AAS degree and are pursuing the Bachelors degree from DeVry, you could also get the Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Technology: Management with only one additional course, and you would have the Certificate at least a year before completing the Bachelors degree.
    • In either case, you should work with one of CSN’s School of Advanced and Applied Science’s counselors to ensure your courses count toward your Bachelors degree.

  • Nevada State College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Technology. This pathway requires an AAS degree from CSN in Electronics, Telecommunications, or Slot & Self-Serve Devices, up to 30 additional credits worth of specific CSN classes, and 32 credits in specific classes from Nevada State College. See AAS to BAS in Engineering Technology.
    • If you are still working on your AAS degree, careful choices of classes, particularly your General Education requirements, will minimize the additional courses needed for Nevada State's Bachelors degree. See Engineering Technology AAS to BAS General Education Preferences.
    • If you have already have the AAS degree and are pursuing the Bachelors degree from NSC, you could also get the Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Technology: Management with only one additional course, and you would have the Certificate at least a year before completing the Bachelors degree.
    • In either case, you should work with one of CSN’s School of Advanced and Applied Science’s counselors to ensure your courses count toward your Bachelors degree.

  • On-Line ABET Accredited BS degree programs in Engineering Technology, such as the on-line last two years of BS degrees in Engineering Technology at Daytona State University. They usually require an ABET AAS accredited degrees, such as CSN’s AAS ET Electronics or Telecommunications degrees.
    • Engineering Technology - Electrical Engineering Technology Concentration, B.S. Degree
    • Engineering Technology (BSET), B.S. Degree
Management Emphasis

The Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Technology - Management Emphasis is designed for students who hold an AAS degree in Engineering Technology with Emphasis in Electronics, Telecommunications, or Slot & Self-Serve Device Technology. This certificate is intended for students who wish to develop their managerial, technical, and employability skills beyond a two-year degree in Engineering Technology and fulfill the growing demand for entry-level engineering technologists. This certificate is a 12 to 18 month program. It is also used for the third year of a 3 + 1 path to a Baccalaureate Degree.

  • Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Technology: Management

For more information about this Engineering Technology certificate, contact the program office at 702-651-4157 or Email Us.

 

Courses Offered in the Electronic Technology Program

The Electronic Technology Program offers courses in five disciplines.

Click or tap the discipline designators below (in parentheses) to see the associated course descriptions in the College Catalog.

  • Computer Engineering (CPE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Engineering (EGG)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (ET)
  • Facility Maintenance and Manufacturing (FMM)
  • Mechanical Technology (MT)