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Engineering Technology Degree and Certificate Options

Engineering Technology offers a variety of associate degree and certificate options in two specialized tracks:

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Electronics

Engineering Technology – Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Our CAD track focuses not only on understanding how to work with various CAD software tools and applications such as AutoCAD, Inventor and MasterCAM, but also emphasizes the basic principles of design and design intent. This program stresses the entire product development process, using the parametric approach and integrating the computer as a true instrument of design, not simply as a drafting tool.

Engineering Technology – Electronics

This program involves the study of the theory and operation of electronic devices, including their application in analog circuits, digital circuits, industrial controls and electromechanical systems. We stress electronic principles and hands-on experience that can be applied to many aspects of advanced electronics.

New Program and Degree: Electrical Engineering Technology 

  • Electrical Engineering Technology A.A.S. This new degree was designed in collaboration with Texas Instruments, using target competencies identified by the TI Engineering Council to create a job pathway for well-trained semiconductor manufacturing technicians. Its creation was funded by TI and the DCCCD, as well as a federal grant to Richland College to support the Veterans-Focused Engineering Technology Project for local veterans to enter or re-enter the job market. This degree can be completed in two years by a full-time student and is offered at Eastfield and Richland Colleges. 

Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET) Program for Veterans 

Qualified North Texas veterans have the opportunity to train for one of the hottest job growth areas in health care: biomedical equipment maintenance. The Biomedical Technology (BMET) program provides an intensive five-month curriculum that teaches installation and repair of sophisticated biomedical equipment such as CT scanners, ultrasound machines and EKG machines, all critical for patient treatment and care. This innovative program is a result of a partnership between DCCCD and the Gen. Richard B. Myers Veterans Biomedical Equipment Technology Program, and is a part of MediSend International, a Dallas-based nonprofit humanitarian organization. 

Program participants must be post-9/11 veterans who are good at math and algebra, have electronic and technical skills and are able to attend classes daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MediSend's Biomedical Technology School. 

Successful completers earn a BMET certification and may continue their education to an accelerated associate degree at Eastfield or Richland colleges. Visit www.dcccd.edu/bmet for more information or call 214-575-5006, ext. 112.

Other Engineering-Related Programs at Richland College

Richland’s School of Engineering, Business and Technology also offers:

Transferring to a Four-Year University

In general, Engineering Technology degrees and certificates are designed to provide the technical know-how for immediate entry in the job market in two years or less.

However, Richland College offers degrees in its engineering division that are specifically designed to transfer into four-year bachelor’s degree programs.

Please note that Engineering courses are different from courses in Engineering Technology, and consult a Richland College academic advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer Agreements With Universities

Richland College has the following transfer (articulation) agreements in place: