Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition 
    Nov 30, 2021  
Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Program Chair, Applied Environmental Technology:

John Mangin, 970.339.6413

Faculty Advisor:

John Lenz, 970.339.6626

Degrees/Certificates Offered:

Engineering Technology CAD (A.A.S. Degree)

Advanced CAD (Certificate)

Basic CAD (Certificate)

CAD / CNC (Certificate)

Civil CAD (Certificate)

General Engineering Technology(Certificate)

GIS CAD (Certificate)

Mechanical CAD (Certificate)

Residential CAD  (Certificate)


Program Length: Usually one to three semesters for a certificate (varies with certificate desired), and four semesters for Associate in Applied Science degree.

Potential Opportunities: The certificate and degree programs are designed to prepare students for a wide range of technical occupations that utilize computer aided drafting. The entry level occupations within these fields may include drafting/design, CAD, and other para-engineering skills. The student will develop technical work skills, an understanding of applied mathematics and physics, and will learn to use technology to solve typical engineering-related problems. These A.A.S. degree graduates are both prepared for the workplace, and prepared to articulate on to selected university programs.

Program Requirements:

(1) Students entering this program are required to complete Aims assessment examinations in the areas of reading, writing, math, and algebra. If QUALIFYING SCORES are NOT attained, program advisors will determine the necessary preparatory courses needed to gain admittance to the program. A MINIMUM SCORE OF 80 ON THE READING ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED FOR ANY ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY COURSE.

(2) A demonstrated proficiency in English composition is required before graduation. This may be accomplished by successful completion (“C” grade or above) or ENG 131  Technical Writing I, or by a qualifying score on the assessment examination.

(3) Many Engineering Technology courses (ENT prefix) and electives have specific prerequisites that must be met prior to class admittance. See course descriptions  for individual requirements.

(4) Any student registering for an Engineering Technology course must obtain a program advisor’s signature on the course registration form before registering. Any student requesting an evaluation of transfer credits is recommended to meet with an Engineering department advisor.

(5) Any course used to satisfy an Engineering Technology degree or certificate requirement must be completed with a “C” or above grade.

General Information: Most courses within the Engineering Technology program requires some degree of manual dexterity, good eyesight, and the ability to perform manual operations such as light lifting and operating test equipment. Specific courses may be suitable for the physically impaired student - contact a program advisor if you have specific questions or needs.

Program Description: The A.A.S. degree in Engineering Technology: Computer Aided Drafting Option consists of specific CAD, other engineering courses and general education requirements. The student may elect to complete one or more of the certificates, or the entire A.A.S. degree program of study.

CAD Advisory Committee

Steve Alkire, Weld County School District RE-6 

David T. Martinez, Kodak Polychrome, retired

Steven Mussman, Lyons Filter Comp. Inc. 


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