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Engineering Technology

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • 60 credits
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Engineering Technology at LSC?

The Engineering Technology AS offers students the opportunity to learn through hands-on training, to become specialists dedicated to the development, design and implementation of engineering and technology related to positions in construction, manufacturing, product design, testing, or technical services including sales.

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  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor CNC Programmer – Machine Technology
    I have a four year degree. I worked at a job 25 years. I decided it was time to reinvent myself. Jay
    CNC Programmer – Machine Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor CNC Programmer – Machine Technology
    I love my job at IKONICS. My CNC degree from LSC trained me well for this always challenging, high-tech position as a CNC programmer. Matt Gildner
    Alum, CNC Programmer – Machine Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Welding
    I loved the Lake Superior College welding program. It’s a great program, very hands-on. Nicole Okstad
    Alum, Welding

Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Manufacturing right for you?

Manufacturing workers work with products and equipment. You might design a new product, decide how the product will be made, or make the product. You might work on cars, computers, appliances, airplanes, or electronic devices.

Is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics right for you?

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workers do scientific research in laboratories or the field. Others plan or design products and systems. Or, you might support scientists, mathematicians, or engineers as they do their work.

Plan Your Education

The Engineering Technology Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate safe use of machine tools used in manufacturing such as saws, drill press, engine lathes, milling machines and welding machines
  • Demonstrate understanding of mechanical blueprints including orthographic drawings, symbols and tolerancing
  • Demonstrate teamwork in design and manufacture of a working project
  • Generate and simulate CAD/CAM toolpaths for various CNC machines
  • Utilize computer design programs (CAD) to create three dimensional models, assemblies, animation and drawings
  • Demonstrate understanding various number systems used in digital logic circuits
  • Demonstrate understanding and programming of microcontrollers
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic operation and programming of an industrial Programmable Logic Controller
  • Develop an understanding of math and physics concepts related to Engineering Technology

Articulation Agreements

This program has a transfer agreement in place that allows students to transfer most (if not all) of their credits earned, should the graduate decide to pursue an Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University.

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