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Applied Science and Engineering Technology

Description:

The Applied Science and Engineering Technology program prepares students for employment in a range of scientific technology occupations and also provides a foundation for transfer to four-year technology programs. The flexible design of the program allows students to choose from a range of scientific technology fields, including biomedical equipment technology, engineering technology and process technology, among others.

The program includes a set of courses required of all students and gives students the opportunity to select specialized courses in a particular field of interest, leading to a proficiency certificate in a specialized field. Some students may initially opt to finish a proficiency certificate without completing the degree in order to directly enter the workforce. Students who do so and who later decide to pursue the associate’s degree will have a seamless transition to the degree program, since most credits earned through the proficiency certificate will also count toward the degree itself.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Applied Science and Engineering Technology curriculum, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in at least one technology field
  • Demonstrate laboratory skills in basic science and technology areas
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interplay between scientific information and public policy and standards
  • Present technical information in oral, written or graphic format
  • Work effectively as part of a team

In addition, students will be prepared to work in a range of industries at the technician level. Below is a list of some of the positions a graduate of the program could fill (depending on which certificate or certificates are completed).

  • Process technician or operator in industries such as oil refining, food processing and water purification.
  • Biotechnology technician in the bio-pharmaceutical industry.
  • Biomedical research technician.

Program Entry Requirement:

This program is open to all interested students. All new students are normally required to take the College’s placement test at their time of entry. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 62 credits as prescribed must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. A minimum grade of "C" must be achieved in all certificate and required program courses. Specific certificates taken in conjunction with the degree will require more than 62 credits.

Applied Science and Engineering Technology Course Sequence

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.

First Semester

FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or higher*   3 Mathematics
ASET 101 - Science, Technology and Public Policy
or
BMET 1011


BMET: BIOL 108 pre or co requisite
3 or 4 Science

Directed Electives2
[Prior Learning Assessment may be applied]**

  15  

Second Semester

ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3 Composition
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 Tech Comp
ELEC 120 - DC and AC Circuits FNMT 118 or MATH 118 pre or co- requisite 4  
PTEC 103 - Introduction to Process Technology and Plant Equipment
or
 
BMET 1021 - Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Repair Technology II

FNMT 118 or MATH 118 ready and CHEM 110 for PTEC 103
or
BMET 101 for BMET 102

4  

Third Semester

     
ENGL102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 ENGL 102, Info Lit
ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics
or
ELEC 125 - Semiconductor Devices
ELEC 120 4  
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry
or higher*
FNMT 118 or MATH 118 ready and ENGL 101 ready 4 Science
ASET 110 - Safety, Health and the Environment
or
BMET 201-Medical Devices 1
BMET 103:  BMET 201 3 or 4  
Humanities - Elective   3 Humanities

Fourth Semester

     
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics
or higher*
  4  
ASET 130 - Quality Control Quality Assurance
or
BMET 202 - Medical Devices in a Networked Environment 1

ASET 130:  FNMT 118 or MATH 118

BMET 201: BMET 202, ELEC 130 and, CIS 150 all with a "C" or better

3 or 4  
Social Science - Elective   3 Social Sciences

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate: 623

1. Students interested in obtaining the BMET Proficiency Certificates should take BMET 101, BMET 102, BMET 201 and BMET 202
  Students interested in obtaining the PTEC Proficiency Certificates should take ASET 101, ASET 110, ASET 130 and PTEC 103

2. Directed Electives should be chosen in consultation with an Advisor, from the list below:

  • Any PTEC course above PTEC 103
    • (PTEC 111, 115, 125 and 135 needed for PTEC 2 Proficiency Certificate)
  • BMET 103 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate I
  • BMET 203 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate II
  • BIOL 108 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate I
  • CIS 105, 106, 130, 150
    • CIS 105 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate I
  • CIS 150 needed for BMET Proficiency Certificate II 
  • Any ELEC course above ELEC 120
    • ELEC 125 and ELEC 130 need for BMET Proficiency Certificate II  
  • Management MNGT 121 or MNGT 141
  • Any Chemistry course above CHEM 110
  • Any Engineering course
  • Any Physics course above PHYS 105 except PHYS 108 Descriptive Astronomy
  • Any Math course above FNMT 118 or MATH 118 except MATH 153 Mathematics of Personal Finance
  • CSCI 111 or 112
  • ADC 103
  • EASC 111 or EASC 111H

3. Students may have more than 62 credits to qualify for graduation depending upon courses chosen.
*Qualified students, especially those interested in transfer to a 4-year Engineering Technology program, are encouraged to take higher level courses in Math, Physics and Chemistry.
** Students may submit industry certifications and/or other proof of prior learning for credit consideration.

 

General Education Requirements:

Students in this program are required to complete at least one course that is designated Writing Intensive, at least one course that is designated Interpretive Studies and at least one course that is designated American/Global Diversity. Students must choose electives that fulfill these requirements. Students may use the same course to fulfill more than one of these requirements. View the courses that fulfill all degree requirements and receive a more detailed explanation of the College"s general education requirements to help in your selection.

For More Information Contact:

The Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Room W2-7, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8430; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.

Applied Science And Engineering Technology Proficiency Certificates

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a program advisor to assure completion of the ASET degree in conjunction with a proficiency certificate.

PTEC 1   Proficiency Certificate I  Courses Pre-requisites Credits
CHEM 110: Introductory Chemistry FNMT 118 or MATH 118 ready 4
PTEC 103: Introduction to Process Technology and Plant Equipment FNMT 118 or MATH 118 ready and CHEM 110 4
FNMT 118: Intermediate Algebra   3
ASET 110: Safety Health and the Environment   3
CIS 103: Applied Computer Technology   3
Total   17
 
PTEC 2 Proficiency Certificate II Courses Pre-requisites Credits
PHYS 105: Survey of Physics   4
PTEC 111: Process Control I PTEC 103 and ASET 110 4
PTEC 115: Process Control II PTEC  103, ASET 110, PHYS 105 and FNMT 118 or MATH 118 4
PTEC 125: Fluid Power and Controls PTEC 111 and ASET 130 4
PTEC 135: Unit Operations  PTEC 111 and ASET 130 4
ENGL 101   3
ASET 130: Quality Control Quality Assurance  FNMT 118 or MATH 118 3
Total   26
 
BMET Proficiency Certificate I Courses Pre-requisites Credits
BMET 101: Biomedical Equipment Technology I BIOL 108 pre or co requisite 4
BMET 102: Biomedical Equipment Technology II BMET 101 with a C or better and ELEC 120, which may be taken concurrently 4
ELEC 120:  DC and AC Circuits FNMT 118 or MATH 118 pre or co requisite 4
BIOL 108: Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology FNMT 118 or MATH 118 ready 4
FNMT 118: Intermediate Algebra   3
CIS 105: Computer Systems Maintenance   4
BMET 103: Internship I BMET 102 with a C or better 1
Total   24