College of Engineering and Technology

Engineering Technology - Technical Operations

Engineering Student

The Engineering Technology Program - Technical Operations Program (ETO) is a part-time program for working professionals offered at three off-campus sites: Asheville, Hickory (Morganton) and Spindale, North Carolina. The ETO program enables individuals employed in business, industry and state-related occupations to pursue a four-year degree through a combination of part-time evening study and online courses. Graduates earn a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology - Concentration in Technical Operations.

Students with a two-year degree in engineering technology who are interested in earning a bachelor's degree in ETO should contact the School of Engineering + Technology to discuss the structure and nature of the program and whether it is suitable for their situation.

The Engineering Technology – ETO concentration program is not accredited by ABET

Eight Semester Plan

The B.S. in Engineering Technology Program - Technical Operations Program requires 124 total hours, including 42 hours in Liberal Studies.

For more information on the eight semester plan for Engineering Technology – Applied Systems Technology click here or visit the WCU course catalog.

Career Options

With a degree in Technical Operations, students will be prepared to enter a career as:

  • Production Operations
  • Facilities Management
  • Safety Engineer
  • Production Operations Management
  • Supervisor
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