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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Engineering Technology, Diploma


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The Applied Engineering Technology Diploma program prepares students for an entry level position as a maintenance technician in industrial manufacturing. Studetns will be introduced to trouble shooting and repairing industrial equipment ranging from basic mechanical equipemnt 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.

Locations: Ankeny

Students may start any semester

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

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.

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

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

Total Credits Required to Complete this Diploma - 37


Varied Costs


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

Approximate total for the program: $6,389*

*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 Program or Career Choice?


  • 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.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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