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Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Degree

About the Engineering Technology Degree Program

Engineering technology is a practical application of science and engineering to a wide range of real-world challenges. Wayne State College now offers a new program in this field, the only one of its kind in Nebraska. With a degree in engineering technology, you’ll be prepared to work with engineers on a wide variety of projects using basic engineering principles and technical skills. The work will focus on product improvement, manufacturing, construction, and engineering operational functions. As an engineering technologist, you’ll oversee the use of technologies recommended by engineers, train and provide support for end users, assist engineers in data gathering and assessment technologies, and provide other support to engineers and the organizations they serve. While engineers focus on the theoretical aspects, a degree in engineering technology will lead you to a career in using practical skills and a conceptual understanding of science to achieve your goal.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.S.

Hours required:
For major: 57-58
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Safety, Drafting, Manufacturing Management, Business Administration

School: Business and Technology

Department: Technology and Applied Science

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid to pursue your engineering technology degree at Wayne State College.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

engineering technology degree skills

Skills Learned

  • Manufacturing and drafting
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Material science and composite material
  • CNC machining
  • Electronics and controls
  • Computer integrated manufacturing
  • Project management
  • Robotics
  • Economics
  • Statistics

engineering technology degree careers

Possible Careers

  • Electrical engineering technologist
  • Production manager
  • Material manger
  • Manufacturing technologist
  • Maintenance technologist
  • Mechanical design drafter
  • Construction engineering technologist
  • Architectural engineering technologist

Employers of engineering technology degree major


  • Construction companies
  • Architecture firms
  • Engineering firms
  • Infrastructure companies
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Fabrication companies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Transportation companies
  • Power and utility companies

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 87% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the engineering technology degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the engineering technology degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, art shows, internships, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • SkillsUSA
  • American Society of Safety Professionals
WSC Service-Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester. 

Construction Student Activities


  • Field trips – Visit local construction and manufacturing facilities to meet pros in the industry and check out behind-the-scenes operations.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.


You’ll have a chance to work with local companies in this field to help you gain experience and earn credit toward your engineering technology degree. Career Services is also available to help you find the best internship opportunities.

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