Earn an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

With our industry-driven associate degree in Engineering Technology, students learn the foundations of electrical and mechanical engineering technology needed to work within the design and automation industry.

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Our Engineering Technology program is designed by industry experts to ensure students gain the modern technical skills required in manufacturing and engineering.

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Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Engineering Technology associate degree. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Projected for various in-demand skills/roles in the engineering sector by 2030!


Yearly Jobs

Projected for electrical engineering technicians between 2021 to 2030!

$40K - $99K

Salary Range

For various jobs like electrical technicians, technologists, and etc.


Average Salary

For electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians.

    • As per BLS, there will be 118,900 jobs in engineering technology by 2030.
    • As per BLS, the average annual salary is between $40K – $99K for various jobs within the engineering technology sector.
    • BLS predicts 11,000 jobs annually for Electrical Engineering Technicians, and similar job roles.
    • As per BLS, the average salary for electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians was compiled as $63,640 per year.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology?

With the two-year Blue Ridge CTC Associate degree in Engineering Technology, students get hands-on training guided by certified instructors to learn the concepts of electricity and electronics to begin their engineering technician career. The degree lets students:

    • Learn industry-specific skills focused on the design and automation industry.
    • Develop a solid foundation required for technologists and technicians.
    • Get practical exposure through innovative labs in electricity and electronics.
    • Get guidance from faculty members meant for career advancement or further studies.

Become Career Ready With an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

Can you see yourself as a successful engineering technician? Our Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology teaches students in-demand skills through an industry-focused curriculum required to enter the engineering workforce.

Throughout this program, students learn the latest workforce-ready technical skills, knowledge, competencies, and professional aptitude required in day-to-day engineering technician roles.

Earn an associate degree in Engineering Technology from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technology!


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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

With a Blue Ridge CTC associate degree in Engineering Technology, students learn hands-on skills necessary to operate machines and equipment used in modern distribution and processing industries.

This program delivers students practical understanding of engineering technology concepts such as technical physics, CAD applications, CAD applications lab, 3D modeling lab, fluid power, industrial controls, electricity statistics, electronics statistics, and much more. The curriculum helps students to:

    • Identify safety equipment and tools.
    • Write industrial programming logic controls.
    • Learn fundamentals of quality control.
    • Maintain and troubleshoot scaled manufacturing systems.

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What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admissions through their career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Worried About Paying for College? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic career.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about our associate degree in Engineering Technology? We can help!

Admission requirements to earn an associate degree in engineering technology include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.

To choose a suitable associate degree in engineering technology, you must consider the time to complete, cost of tuition, and quality of the instruction provided.

If you need additional insight into career options, consider a free career inventory assessment before exploring course options that align with personal and professional interests.

This degree is a good option for students who want to build a strong foundation for starting or advancing in their career in their chosen engineering discipline.

After pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology, students may seek direct workforce entry positions and are qualified for many lucrative career opportunities available in the local economy. The program incorporates real-world skills and content-specific knowledge needed to land well-paying jobs.

Students do not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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