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Engineering Technology Associate Degree

The Engineering Technology Associate Degree program prepares students for employment in technical fields or to transfer to university engineering technology programs. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, students acquire a foundation in the principles of engineering, engineering design, computer-aided design, electronics, manufacturing processes, manufacturing automation, and the application of math and science in technical fields. This program is tightly linked to our mechanical drafting program and many students choose to do both. Students planning to transfer to 4-year programs are also encouraged to take related courses in our Engineering program ENGIN30 and ENGIN50.

Careers in engineering technology involve high level technical work in the creation, manufacture, production, utilization, and distribution of industrial materials, products and processes. Engineering technicians/technologists serve as members of the engineering team and engage in the management, design, production, assembly, quality control and sales activities in their respective fields.

Graduates accept jobs with titles such as CAD and design technicians, engineering aides, engineering technicians, CNC programmers, plant maintenance personnel, designers/draftspersons, production assistants, project managers, sales engineers, consultants, design/production assistant, manufacturing support and lab technicians/technologists within many disciplines of engineering technology.
With additional experience, promotion to positions such as industrial supervisors, machine and tool designers, technical buyers, production expeditors, and cost estimators is possible.

Engineering Technology Certificate of Achievement

The Engineering Technology Certificate of Achievement provides students the fundamental skills needed for employment in technical positions in the design and manufacturing workplace. By completing the certificate requirements, students acquire a foundation in math, chemistry, physics, drafting, computer-aided design (CAD), engineering principles and design, manufacturing processes, and electronics, and can apply the associated concepts and tools in technical fields. Engineering technicians can expect to find employment as key members of an engineering/production team and be involved in the product development/production cycle at virtually any stage from research and development to quality assurance to customer support or technical sales.

2+2+2 Program

The Engineering Technology program is designed as a 2+2+2 program that provides students pathways from High School to Chaffey College to careers or to 4-year engineering technology programs. Students are provided with the opportunity to get Chaffey college credit for core Drafting and Engineering Technology courses by taking Project-Lead-the-Way and Drafting classes in their high schools.
Specific articulation agreements are in place between Chaffey College and local high schools. Articulation agreements are also in place for most of our courses that can be transferred to the engineering technology programs at Cal Poly Pomona and CSU Long Beach.





  • If the particular program you wish to enter requires MFE126 (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Aerospace, etc.) our EGTECH10 (or DRAFT20 + DRAFT21) is articulated with them giving you credit for that class. ENGIN26 is no longer articulated for MFE126
  • Check on or with the Engineering Dept. at Cal Poly


For specific software applications:

  • AutoCAD 2D - Drafting take DRAFT 20
  • SolidWorks - 3D feature based parametric solid modeling take EGTECH 10 or DRAFT 21
  • REVIT 3D Architecture – We will be offering REVIT Courses again during Spring 2019 Semester

For more information or if you have problems registering

contact Professor Stu Egli at



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