Major Overview

The study of Engineering-Related Technologies encompasses two main concentrations: Surveying Technology and Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology. These two focuses are different and both are significant. Survey Technology uses computerized technology known as geometrics to map. You will learn to use survey and mathematic equipment to map, plan, and measure areas of the land, in order to create maps.

Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology is the study of developing and using fluid power and transportation systems. In this major you will learn about pipeline and pumping systems, how to design and operational testing, and gain knowledge of fluid power systems.

While studying Surveying you will take classes in Construction Surveying, Statistics, Calculus, Analytic Geometry, and Fluid Mechanics Applications. If you decide to study Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology you will take courses in Fluid Mechanics Applications, Advanced Hydraulic Circuits, Fluid Power Design, and Electro Hydraulic Systems. These concentrations are offered as both an Associate's and Bachelor's Degree.

Required Skills

Mathematic skills are extremely important to possess for both of these concentrations. A grasp of scientific knowledge is critical in order to understand engineering concepts and skills. Students with analytical minds often do well. To prepare for this major, students are advised to take prior courses in Trigonometry, Geometry, Computer applications and Drafting/technical drawing. These courses will help students to prepare for this major.

Career

There are many different career paths that students can follow after graduating with a degree in Engineering-Related Technologies. With a concentration in Surveying you can pursue a career as a Geoscientist, Construction Manager, Drafter, or Architect.

A concentration in Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology could lead to a career as a Fluid Power Engineering Technician and Engineering Technician. These jobs use both technical engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers and other professionals. The outlook for these jobs is increasing slightly.

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Example Careers

Here is a small sample of the careers that a degree in Engineering-Related Technologies might open up.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
Surveyors
Salary data is estimated by College Factual using 2013 data provided by PayScale.
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