The WVC Bachelor of Applied Science-Engineering Technology (BAS-ET) degree is designed to serve the educational and workforce needs of the region. The new program is for two groups of students: 1) Those who have completed a related technical associate degree (such as the associate of technical science in industrial technology), and 2) Those who have completed an associate of arts and sciences-direct transfer agreement (AAS-DTA).
The BAS-ET degree program at WVC provides students with the depth of knowledge, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and practical skills in key engineering areas that are necessary to begin a career in engineering technology. The degree focuses on electronics and mechatronics. As an emerging field, mechatronics is comprised of multiple facets of engineering, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, controls engineering and computer engineering. After completing this degree, students will possess the technical skills to be immediately productive in the workforce and have successful careers in regional, state or national electronic and mechanical product and system development industries.
Through a combination of face-to-face, hybrid and online classes, this full-time program will take traditional students four years to earn the BAS-ET degree. Students who have earned an associate degree can complete the BAS-ET in two to three years, depending on coursework previously taken.
A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to graduate.
Students may apply online at wvc.edu/EngineeringTech. There is a $50 application fee.
General program requirements:
An associate degree or nearing completion of the degree is required to enter the program. To qualify for direct entry into the BAS-ET program, the following courses should be completed*:
- MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 146
- PHYS& 114, PHYS& 115, PHYS& 116
- CHEM& 161, CHEM& 162
- ENGR 105, ENGR 106
- ELEC 115 or ELTRO 101
- ELEC 225 or ELTRO 121
- ELTRO 240
- ENGL& 101, ENGL& 235
- CMST& 220
- The following social science and humanities courses are required but can be completed throughout years three and four (if not before) as time permits: PSYC& 100, ECON& 201 or ECON& 202, SOC& 101, PHIL 211.
*Students who have not completed all prerequisites can still be enrolled in the BAS-ET. They should contact the program director to develop an individual academic plan.
Program educational objectives
Graduates of the BAS-ET degree program at WVC will have:
- A commitment to lifelong learning, quality and continuous improvement through the clear ability to assume increasing levels of technical and/or management responsibility or through participation in professional societies, earning advanced degrees, receiving additional training or certifications.
- The ability to contribute to engineering teams that design and/or support effective and efficient new products, system and processes.
- Leadership skills while working on teams involved in the analysis, development, implementation, or oversight of electrical and/or mechanical systems and processes.
Upon completions of BAS-ET courses students have an ability to:
- an ability to technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.