Engineering Technology

  • Engineering and Engineering Technology are separate but closely-related fields. While engineering typically focuses on conceptual design, engineering technology focuses on application and implementation. The Engineering Technology program at ATHS offers a curriculum that is centered on "smart machines," where students learn to apply math, science, and technology to hands-on projects in the fields of automation, electronics, and advanced manufacturing. Through this program, students acquire the essential skills needed to pursue a career in a wide variety of areas. This training is coupled with dual enrollment coursework, enabling students to earn advanced standing into several technical associates programs at BCC, including an A.A.S. program in General Engineering Technology. Associates degrees earned at Bergen Community College are transferable to all four-year public colleges and universities in New Jersey. Graduates with a degree in engineering technology will help fill a critical workforce need as they work to install, maintain, and support the increasing number of automated manufacturing systems that are projected to return much of the production that has been outsourced over the past decade back into factories here in the U.S. Graduates from a two- or four-year program in engineering technology qualify as technicians and seek employment in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, construction, and product design.