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Engineering Technology and Applied Technology Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. However, associate's degrees can also have majors, for instance an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in engineering technology.

Diploma and certificate programs do not have majors as such. Rather, they carry a designation (for instance a CNC/Toolmaking Diploma) which is much more specific than a degree title. Often, students in a community college or career college program--sometimes all the students in the department--will take a common set of core foundational courses in the first year (or term, in the case of shorter programs) which then enables them to pursue a specialized area of study. But generally, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the diploma or certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Ashworth College
Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.
Programs Offered:
  • AutoCAD

 
San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

Programs Offered:
  • Certificate - Industrial Maintenance Technician

 
The Art Institutes system of schools

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs Offered:
  • Interior Planning with AutoCAD (AAS)
  • Drafting Technology & Design (AS)

 
ECPI University

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

 

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Programs Offered:
  • Mechatronics - Bachelor's

 
Brightwood College

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs Offered:
  • Electrical Technician

 
Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs Offered:
  • BS in Aeronautics

 
Milan Institute
Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.
Programs Offered:
  • Electrician
  • Oil and Gas Instrumentation Technician

 
Norwich University - Online
Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Civil Engineering Online

 
Ashford University
The Forbes School of Business® combines the power and flexibility of online learning with high-quality, topical Forbes content.
Programs Offered:
  • BA Project Management

 
American University

Change the World with American University

Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Programs Offered:
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation

 
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