Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Relevant Degree Programs



Phone: (704) 216-7222
Website: http://www.rccc.edu

North Campus
1333 Jake Alexander Blvd South
Salisbury, NC 28146

South Campus
1531 Trinity Church Rd
Concord, NC 28027

Cabarrus Business & Technology Center
660 Concord Parkway North
Concord, NC 28027

Engineering & Business Technologies Department

Computer-Integrated Machining

The computer-integrated machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product.

Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining.

Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.

For more information, please contact Colin Robertson - Program Chair at colin.robertson@rccc.edu

Electrical Systems Technology

This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.

For more information, please contact Tony Deyton - Chair at (704) 216-3916 or by email at tony.deyton@rccc.edu

Electronics Engineering Technology

The electronics engineering technology curriculum prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in electrical maintenance and management or in the design, planning, construction, development, and installation of electrical systems, machines, and power generating equipment. Students are prepared through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes in electrical engineering.

Coursework includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology. Instruction covers electrical circuitry, prototype development and testing, systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance, instrument calibration, and report preparation.

Graduates should qualify for employment as technicians, engineering assistants, technical managers, or salespersons in electrical generation/distribution, industrial maintenance, electronic repair, or other fields requiring a broad-based knowledge of electrical and electronic concepts.

For more information, please contact Naresh Arora - Program Chair at naresh.arora@rccc.edu

Industrial Engineering Technology

The industrial engineering technology curriculum prepares students through the study and application of the principles for developing, implementing and improving integrated systems involving people, materials, equipment and information as leaders in an industrial or manufacturing setting. Students are prepared to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to develop, implement, and improve industrial and service systems.

Course work includes mathematics, leadership and management skills, manufacturing materials and processes, and computerized production methods and instruction in systems analysis, quality and productivity improvement techniques for process development, cost analysis, facilities planning, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, computer applications, and report and presentation preparation.

Graduates should qualify as quality improvement technicians, front-line supervisors, production planners, inventory supervisors, and manufacturing technicians. Graduates should qualify for employment as industrial process technicians, quality assurance and control technicians, and facilities managers. Certification is available through organizations such as ASQC, SME and APICS.

For more information, please contact Tony Bean - Program Chair at tony.bean@rccc.edu

Mechanical Engineering Technology

The mechanical engineering technology curriculum prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Students are prepared through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes in mechanical engineering.

Coursework includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology. Instruction covers principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications.

Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, industrial and technology managers, or research technicians. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME and NICET.

For more information, please contact Tony Bean - Program Chair at tony.bean@rccc.edu

Motorsports Management Technology

The motorsports management technology curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform mid-management level functions in motorsports related companies.

Course work includes instruction in general studies, motorsports fundamentals, principles of management, computer applications, accounting, business mathematics, marketing, advertising and sales promotion, and human relations.

Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in jobs related to management of motorsports teams, events and activities, as well as production and distribution of motorsports products and services.

For more information, please contact Garland Fulp - Program Chair at garland.fulp@rccc.edu

Welding Technology

The welding technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing students with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the welding technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

For more information, please contact Robert Simpson - Program Chair at robert.simpson@rccc.edu


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