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Have you always been fascinated with how things work? Do you enjoy the problem-solving aspect of taking things apart and putting them back together — in a better way? Would you like to put both your hands and your brain to work in a career where every day presents a new and interesting challenge?

Consider a challenging and rewarding career in Engineering Technology, a field that involves applying scientific and engineering principles to solve real-world problems. In our increasingly technological society, this hands-on approach emphasizes the practical applications of hardware and software, instrumentation and problem solving in business and industrial settings.

Hands-On Training for Immediate Entry into the High-Tech Job Market

Our Engineering Technology program, offered at Richland College, offers a broad base of hands-on technical skills that will prepare you to go right to work in a number of challenging careers.

Create Your Own Skills Set with Interrelated Courses

Because our program areas overlap in skills sets, many Engineering Technology courses — such as AC and DC Circuits — are common to each track. Depending on the degree plan and specialization you follow, you’ll leave Richland College with a unique set of hands-on skills applicable to a wide variety of career paths.

Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations this year projects high growth for machinists, with 2,870 openings at an average salary of $17.72 per hour and 850 openings for CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine operators at $14.94 per hour.  

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth of 55 percent for CNC programmers and 20 percent for engineering technicians over the next decade. High job growth is defined as an annual increase of more than 10 percent. 

Find out more about careers in Engineering Technology.

Engineering Technology Degree and Certificate Options

Richland College

Engineering Technology is offered exclusively at Richland College among the colleges of DCCCD.

Learn more about Engineering Technology degrees and certificates

Learn about the Mechanical Engineering Transfer Compact.

Because so many of our technical programs are interrelated both in curriculum and skills sets, please review program and course descriptions carefully to see in where your interests and career goals will be best served.

It’s critical that you review your study plan with an academic advisor, who can help you plot a degree plan that will align with your goals, whether it’s to go straight to work or transfer to a four-year university.