Central Piedmont Community College

Relevant Degree Programs

In addition to the programs and classes listed below, check out our Skill Certification section for additional training options.

1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 330-2722
Website: www.cpcc.edu



Computer-Integrated Machining Technology

The Computer Integrated Machining Technology curriculum is designed to develop skills in the theory and safe use of hand tools, power machinery, computerized equipment and sophisticated precision inspection instruments. Students will learn to interpret blueprints, set up manual and CNC machines, perform basic and advanced machining operations and make decisions to insure that work quality is maintained.

Employment opportunities for machining technicians exist in manufacturing industries, public institutions, governmental agencies and in a wide range of specialty machining job shops.

The Computer Integrated Machining Technology Program at CPCC provides students the opportunity to expand their know-ledge and skills in CNC programming and a broader knowledge in CNC Graphics Programming. All projects are performed on full-scale industrial equipment used in local industry.

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science Degree-Computer Integrated Machining Technology will be awarded by the College upon completion of the program.

Admissions
High School Diploma or equivalent is required. High school students preparing for an Engineering Technology program should complete courses in algebra, geometry, and advanced math. Skills and proficiencies should be developed in writing, computer literacy, and science.

Placement tests in English and mathematics determine the entry-level courses that match individual needs. Advancement Studies mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge. A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.

Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the catalog for details.

For more information, please contact Clyde Hooks at (704) 330-6608 or by email at clyde.hooks@cpcc.edu

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Overview
The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares students for employment as mechanical engineering technicians. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and mechanical principles into real applications in product and design and manufacturing. Coursework includes applied math, physics, applied mechanics, manufacturing methods and processes, computer usage, computer- aided drafting, and communication skills. Courses stress critical thinking, planning, and problem solving.

Flyer for Mechanical Engineering Technology 2+2 Degree

Flowchart thru the Mechanical Engineering Technology 2+2 Degree

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science- Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is awarded upon completion of the program.

Career Opportunities
Graduates will find many employment opportunities in the many branches of mechanical engineering technology such as NASCAR, manufacturing, product design, sales, and service. Typical assignments could include assisting in the design, development, and testing of new products, repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment, setup of manufacturing processes, or industrial sales.

Admission
A high school diploma or equivalent is required to enter the program. High school programs should include advanced math and science courses, computer literacy, and writing. An entering student should take the math and English placement tests to determine the appropriate entry level courses. Developmental studies courses are available if a student is not ready for the engineering technology required courses. Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites ; check the CPCC catalog for details.

Notes
The Mechanical Engineering Technology associate degree is transferable to four-year schools in the UNC system that offer the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree. Students will enter the four year school as a junior.

For more information, please contact Matt Warnke at (704) 330-6614 or by email at matt.warnke@cpcc.edu

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals for jobs requiring electrical, mechanical, and computer skills necessary to work on complex systems found in manufacturing environments.  The Mechatronics Engineering Technology program consists of two tracks:  Mechanical Emphasis and Electrical.Emphasis.

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science – Mechatronics Engineering Technology degree is awarded upon completion of the program. There are certificates aligned with content from the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certificaion Program - Level 1 and Level 2.

Career Opportunities

Graduates should be qualified for the jobs such as industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, start-up, troubleshooting, repair and upgrades of machinery and the associated control system.  Graduates will be eligible to take the exam for the Siemens Mechatronics Level 1, Siemens Mechatronics Level 2 and PMMI Mechatronics Certifications.

Admission
A high school diploma or equivalent is required to enter the program. High school programs should include advanced math and science courses, computer literacy, and writing. An entering student should take the math and English placement tests to determine the appropriate entry level courses. Advancement Studies courses are available if a student is not ready for the engineering technology required courses. Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the CPCC catalog for details.

For more information, please contact Jami Dale at (704) 330-6545 or by email at jami.dale@cpcc.edu

Electronics Engineering Technology

Overview
The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, instrumentation systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.

A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the students ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.

In the second year, students have the option to choose one of two tracks: Instrumentation & Control or Communications. The tracks are designed to guide students to curriculum paths that cover the appropriate knowledge and skills.

Electronics Engineering Technology Educational Objectives

Electronics ET Flyer

Instrumental & Control
Course Flowchart

This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the installation, maintenance, integration and troubleshooting of instrumentation and control systems. Coursework includes setup and maintenance of instrumentation devices, P&IDs, PLCs, PACs, networking, Visual Basic Programming, HMIs, DCS configuration, process control loop tuning and data acquisition using LabView.

Communications
Course Flowchart

This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with microprocessors, communication systems, networking, C++ programming, laser and fiber optics, system troubleshooting, and data acquisition using LabView.

The AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.

Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, communications technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, electronics and instrumentation technician, control technician, bench technician, and production control technician.

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Electronics Engineering Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of the program.

A diploma in Instrumentation & Control or Communications is also awarded by the College upon completion of the respective track.

The AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.

Admissions
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. High school students preparing for an Engineering Technology program should complete courses in algebra, geometry, and advanced mathematics. Skills and proficiencies should be developed in writing, computer literacy, and science.

CPCC placement tests are required in English and mathematics. Advancement Studies in mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the Course Descriptions section for details

For additional information, please contact Dave Ross at (704) 330-6215 or by email at dave.ross@cpcc.edu

Electrical Engineering Technology

Overview
The Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for entry-level technicians desiring a career in electrical maintenance and management, design, planning, construction, development and installation of electrical systems, machines, automation and power generating equipment. Beginning with electrical fundamentals, course work progressively introduces electronics, circuit simulation using Multisim, AutoCAD, and Visual Basic Programming.  Other course work includes the study of various fields associated with the electrical/electronic industry.

In the second year, students have the option to choose one of three tracks:  Automation, Electrical Design or Power Systems & Alternative Energy.  The tracks are designed to guide students to curriculum paths that cover the appropriate knowledge and skills.

Electrical Engineering Technology Flyer

Course Flowchart

Automation
Integrated Systems Technology Certificate

This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the installation, maintenance, integration and troubleshooting of automated systems.  Coursework includes control equipment such as PLCs, PACs, networking, electrical machines such as transformers, generators, AC, DC, stepper and servo motors, variable frequency drives, and data acquisition using LabView.

Power Systems & Alternative Energy
This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the generation, management and distribution of electrical power.  Coursework includes control equipment such as PLCs, networking, electrical machines such as transformers, generators, AC, DC, stepper and servo motors, variable frequency drives, and the generation, distribution, and management of electrical power.

Electical Design
This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with electrical system design using computer-aided drafting software packages.  Coursework includes 2D and  3D CAD software, networking, electrical machines such as transformers, generators, AC, DC, stepper and servo motors, variable frequency drives, and the generation and distribution of electrical power.

The AAS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.

Graduates may seek employment as technicians, engineering assistants, field service engineers, technical managers, or salespersons in electrical generation/distribution, industrial maintenance, automation, electronic repair or other fields requiring a broad-based knowledge of electrical and electronic concepts.

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Electrical Engineering Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of the program.

A diploma in Automation or Power Systems & Alternative Energy is also awarded by the College upon completion of the respective track.

The AAS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.

Admission
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. High school students preparing for an Engineering Technology program should complete courses in algebra, geometry, and advanced mathematics. Skills and proficiencies should be developed in writing, computer literacy, and science. CPCC placement tests are required in English and mathematics. Advancement Studies in mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge. A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing. Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the Course Descriptions section for details.

For additional information, please contact Dave Ross at (704) 330-6215 or by email at dave.ross@cpcc.edu

 

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