The 60 credit Applied Engineering Technology (AET) associate of applied science degree includes basic engineering principles, computer aided design, project management, industrial processes, production and operations management, and quality control. In PTCC’s AET program, the student will be introduced to, and become efficient with computer aided design (CAD) software. Students will focus on building a foundation of knowledge in Statics, Kinetics, Machine Design, Manufacturing Processes, Automation and Metrology. They will be introduced to complimentary manufacturing functions such as basic machine shop, welding, and automation to provide them with the basic language and skills of these processes needed to make their designs a reality. Students will be able to develop both technical skills and soft skills by working on projects individually and within groups. These projects will simulate projects in industry and cover skills such as project scopes, timelines, system designs, project documentation, and manufacturability of designs.