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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION (ATE)

CORE OF STUDY: ATE Core of Study for Associate Degrees in Engineering Technology

To maximize the success and diversity of students in all engineering technology programs and to prepare them for more advanced study or employment as engineering technicians by comprehensively linking learning outcomes in general education courses to engineering technology applications while teaching teamwork and problem-solving skills.

ATE refers to the common first-year courses taken during the first three semesters of all two-year associate degree programs in Engineering Technology. The ATE courses integrate the first-year engineering technologies, applied science, technical mathematics and communication courses. These engineering technology courses are problem-based and focus on collaborative learning. For more information about the ATE program, please visit www.scate.org.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
EGR 181 Integrated Technology I 0 3 1
EGR 182 Integrated Technology II 0 3 1
EGR 183 Integrated Technology III 0 3 1
ENG 101 English Composition I
*Students should take ENG 101 ET for ATE credit.
3 0 3
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications
*Students should take ENG 260 ET for ATE credit.
3 0 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3 0 3
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3 0 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3 0 3
OR
MAT 140 Analytical Geometry And Calculus I 4 0 4
PHY 201 Physics I 3 3 4
PHY 202 Physics II
*CET students take CHM 101 in lieu of PHY 202.
3 3 4
21 15 26
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  26

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
EGR 181 Integrated Technology I 0 3 1
ENG 101 English Composition I
*Students should take ENG 101 ET for ATE credit.
3 0 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3 0 3
PHY 201 Physics I 3 3 4
9 6 11

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
EGR 182 Integrated Technology II 0 3 1
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications
*Students should take ENG 260 ET for ATE credit.
3 0 3
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3 0 3
PHY 202 Physics II
*CET students take CHM 101 in lieu of PHY 202.
3 3 4
9 6 11

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
EGR 183 Integrated Technology III 0 3 1
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3 0 3
OR
MAT140Analytical Geometry And Calculus I 4 0 4
3 3 4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  26

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

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