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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Applied Engineering Technology, Diploma

The Applied Engineering Technology Diploma program prepares students for an entry level position as a maintenance technician in industrial manufacturing. Students will be introduced to trouble shooting and repairing industrial equipment ranging from basic mechanical equipment and electrical motor controls to the more complex systems used in manufacturing environments.

Many of the credits from the Applied Engineering Technology Diploma may be applied to the Applied Engineering Technology-Electro-Mechanical Technologies, AAS  degree.

For more information about the Applied Engineering Technology Diploma program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/aet.

Program Details

Location: Ankeny

Students start Fall semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Applied Engineering Technology, Diploma, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Diploma - 36

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Books 300 640 300
Supplies  50    

Approximate total for the program: $7,554**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Troubleshoot and repair industrial mechanical equipment.
  • Develop and utilize predictive and preventive maintenance programs.
  • Perform facilities maintenance.
  • Use digital electronic equipment including PLCs.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical motor controls and electrical equipment.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Apply technical skills in mechanical and electronic equipment and repair.
  • Diagnose and repair industrial hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Diagnose and repair power transmission systems in industrial equipment.

What Else Should I Consider about this Diploma program?

  • High demand for industrial electrical and mechanical technicians.
  • Great variety of types of work in many types of business and industry.
  • Anticipated average starting salary $27,000.

Program Competencies

  1. Repair industrial mechanical equipment, electrical motor controls, electrical systems, and digital electronic equipment including PLCs
  2. Troubleshoot industrial mechanical equipment, electrical motor controls, electrical systems, and digital electronic equipment including PLCs
  3. Develop preventative and predictive maintenance programs
  4. Perform Lock Out Tag out to electrical and mechanical components
  5. Maintain hydraulic and pneumatic equipment
  6. Demonstrate the following skills: job seeking, problem solving, listening, writing, positive interpersonal relationships, and leadership skills. (Added after meeting with online poll voting: Approve: Caleb, Andrew, and Scott; No response: Adam, Ryan

Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/checklist.aspx. (2021)