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Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology Program at Tri-County is designed to provide qualified students, who are interested in pursuing an engineering or technical path in college, with the foundation of a broad but highly specialized education in engineering technologies. This would make these students better qualified for the admission to and better prepared in the study of these highly technical fields than a typical high school path.

With a hands-on exploratory approach and using state of the art technologies and tools, students are introduced to various engineering concepts such as Engineering Design, Three Dimensional Solid Modeling, Digital Circuitry, and Automation. They will learn how to acquire engineering fundamental knowledge and practices, and how to develop their analytical skills and their logical thought process. During the program, the students will be introduced to various fields of engineering such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, etc. This program will climax in a Senior Year project that will test their ability to solve real-world problems in engineering using their learned problem solving skills and techniques.

Engineering core curriculum will consist of a combination of the following courses:

  • Principles of Engineering – helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology
  • Digital Electronics – encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry
  • Introduction to Engineering Design – teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture – provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture using state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities
  • Aerospace Engineering – will introduce students to the world of aeronautics, flight, and engineering
  • Computer Integrated Machining – utilizes state of the art milling machine technology to design and produce specially designed parts.

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Available Certifications

  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate and Professional
  • Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification
  • Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD Certified User
  • OSHA – 10 Hour Safety Certification
  • Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative (MACWIC) Level I
  • Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative (MACWIC) Level II

Project Lead The Way

The Tri County Engineering program is a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) certified program. PLTW is a national non-profit organization chartered for the increase of the quality and quantity of Engineering and Engineering Technology in the USA. PLTW certification provides students with the opportunity to earn college credits for work completed in this program at a number of leading engineering colleges such as Duke University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Purdue University, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and many other national and regional schools.

Articulation Agreements

Massachusetts Community Colleges, New England Institute of Technology, Bristol Community College

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Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training

  • Demonstrate and Apply the Design Process
  • Develop Problem Solving, Diagnostic and Troubleshooting Skills
  • Calibrate & Use Electronic Devices and Gauges to Solve Problems
  • Define and Describe the Types of Engineering
  • Document and Communicate Engineering Concepts and Systems
  • Explain the Principals of Design
  • Utilize Computer Aided Drafting
  • Understand Circuital & Electrical Current
  • Identify Mechanical Components and Understand the Manufacturing Process
  • Understand, Program and Use CNC Machine
  • Develop and Program a Robot
  • Develop and Plan Methods of Production
  • Understand and Design Simple Aeronautical Systems
  • Research New Technologies
  • Understand and Design Basic Architectural Structures

Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training

  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Surveying Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Architecture Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

  • Acoustical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Architect Manufacturing Engineer