Applied Engineering Technology


Applied Engineering Technology

The 60 credit Applied Engineering (AET) associate of applied science degree includes basic engineering principles, computer aided design, project management, industrial processes, production and operations management, and quality control. Students also acquire a 9-credit Drafting certificate. 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 introdcued 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. 

This two-year AAS degree has been designed to transfer credits seamlessly to our University partner Bemidji State University (BSU) if you wish to continue your education beyond Pine.

  • Bachelor of Applied Science-Applied Engineering from BSU
  • Finish in an additional 2 years (4 years total)
  • Online Flexibility - Complete your bachelor's degree completely oniine at BSU
  • To ensure post graduation student success, courses are reviewed by and industry leading professional Advisory Board
  • For more information from BSU, contatct Lyle Meulebroeck at or 218.755.2733.

Program and Course Requirements

60 Credits - Suggested Course Sequencing

Fall First Year

Fall Second Year

MATH 1260 College Algebra

ENGL 1276 College Composition

MTTP 1241 Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD)

AENG 2241 Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD)

AENG 2210 Reverse Engineering

AENG 2212 Prototyping

AENG 1231 Material & Manufacturing Process

ETEC 1550 DC Power

MTTP 1201 Basic Machine Shop

ETEC 1551 Programmable Logic Controllers I


ETEC 2522 Fluid Power

Spring First Year

Spring Second Year

AENG 1241 Introduction to Statics

AENG 2220 Machine Design & Kinematics

AENG 1250 Applied Engineering Design Project

AENG 2230 Manufacturing Project Management

WELD 1501 Introduction to Welding

AENG 2250 Applied Engineering Capstone

General Education Electives

General Education Elective



Career Outlook

  • It is estimated that in the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed
  • Career Paths and income following the completion of a Bachelor's Degree
    • Production Control Manager // $92,264
    • Industrial Engineer // $83,470
    • Product Engineer // $69,000
    • Safety Engineer // $72,000
    • Sales Engineer // $97,650

PTCC Offers Affordable Education

  • Pine Technical & Community College offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state!
  • Scholarships may be available.
  • Our friendly financial aid staff can help students make college affordable.

For More Information

Questions? Please contact MollyAnn McCann, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist at or 320.629.4521


*Source: Career Outlook, Median Income, U.S. Department of Labor