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Engineering & Industrial Technology

Does the way in which the universe works intrigue you? Are you hard working, self-motivated and enjoy working alone? Do you enjoy gathering and interpreting data? Then a caeer in the engineering and industrial career pathway might be for you.

Careers in this pathway of study are related to the technologies necessary to design, develop, install or maintain physical manufacturing systems. These may include engineering and related fields, architecture, mechanics and repairers, manufacturing technology, precision production, electronics and construction trades and related industries.

BC Programs - Applied Science & Technology

Automated Production & Manufacturing Process

This program develops student's knowledge and skills in mill lathe operation, machining operations and procedures, computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, automation processes, programmable electronics controllers (PLC's) and process control systems. This program may transfer over to California State University campuses offering Manufacturing Technology or Engineering Technology programs. The Associates Degree requires the completion of 60 units with an overall G.P.A. of 2.0, including the General Education and Elective courses.

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Automotive

This program develops student's knowledge and skills in the areas of automotive systems operation, trouble-shooting, maintenance and repair. The program is transferable to California State University campuses, which offer Automotive Technology or related programs. The Associates Degree requires the completion of 60 units with an overall G.P.A. of 2.0, including the General Education and Elective courses.

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Electronics Technology

This program develops student's knowledge and skills in AC/DC circuits, communication systems, and instrumentation, so that they are competent in the design, installation and repair of such systems. The Associates Degree requires 60 units with an overall G.P.A. of 2.0, including the General Education and Elective courses.

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Industrial Drawing

This program develops the student's knowledge and skills in basic drafting techniques, graphic solutions, design principles, computer aided drafting (CADD), geographic information systems (GIS), and animation as used in modern business and industrial applications. The Associates Degree requires the completion of 60 units with an overall G.P.A. of 2.0, including the General Education and Elective courses.

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Industrial Technology

Prepares individuals for leadership responsibilities within a broad range of industries, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, communications, transportation, energy, education, and utility services. This program may transfer to California State University campuses offering Industrial Technology programs. The Associates Degree requires the completion of 60 units with an overall G.P.A. of 2.0, including with the General Education and Elective courses.

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Welding

This program develops the student's knowledge and skills in the areas of oxyacetylene, Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, as well as blueprint reading and layout procedures. The Associates Degree requires the completion of 60 units with an overall G.P.A. of 2.0, including the General Education and Elective courses.

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Woodworking

This program is designed to develop the student's skills and knowledge in areas of wood types, machining and finishing processes, aesthetics and design considerations and fabrication techniques. The Associates Degree requires the completion of 60 units with a G.P.A. of 2.0, including the General Education and Elective course.

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BC Programs - Apprenticeship Programs

An apprentice is a person being taught a craft or trade. You can make a very good living in all of the trades. More importantly, you get paid while you are in training. Depending on the career path you choose your apprenticeship training will take from 3 to 5 years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, some earning college credits. While in training, your starting union wage may range from $9 to $14 per hour. Once you have completed your training you can earn $30 per hour or more depending on the trade. The pay scale will depend on your specific trade, the area where you work and the collective bargaining agreement in your area which will include health and pension benefits.

Apprenticeship is a work force training, designed to prepare an individual, generally a high school graduate, for occupations in the skilled trades and crafts.

An apprentice develops marketable job skills in a structured training program. Being of legal working age, he or she should possess the aptitude, physical condition and desire to succeed in the specific craft/trade.

  • An apprentice employed receives an hourly wage and other benefits while learning a craft/trade.
  • The majority of training occurs on-the-job, and is supplemented by classroom instruction.
  • The apprentice works side-by-side with an experienced craftsperson or "journeyperson."
  • Employers (management) and Workers (labor) join together to design the length and structure of apprentice training in the particular trade.
  • Bakersfield College offers a "CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION" with each program, earning college credits to continue your college degree.
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BC Department Websites

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Physical Sciences Department

To further explore career possibilities in this career pathway, try these sites:

Architecture and Engineering
Computer and Mathematical
Construction and Extraction
Installation, Maintenance and Repair
Production

Professional Associations

If an association has a website, you may find the information you need there. You may also write to request helpful career information. Be sure to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
1818 N. St NW., Ste. 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.331.3500
Publications: Multiple Publications-Visit Website.
Website: www.asee.org
Email: webmaster@asee.org

 
Enabling Computer Aided Architectural Design (ECAAD)
Website Only
 
Publications: Programming, Research, Software, Shareware, Hardware and Job Resources
Website: www.ecaad.com

 
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331
Phone: 732.562.3840
Publications: Scholarship Information. Monthly Magazine. Annual Directory. Periodic Standards. Monthly Proceedings.
Website: www.ieee.org
Email: info@ieee.org

 
Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA)
67 Alexander Dr. / P.O. Box 12277
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919.549.8411
Website: www.isa.org
Email: info@isa.org

 
Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)
1420 King St., Ste. 405
Alexandria, VA 22314-2794
Phone: 703.548.5387
Publications: SASE
Website: www.jets.org
Email: info@jets.org

 
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
Empire State Bldg., Ste. 2212--350 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10118-2299
Phone: 212.279.2626
Publications: Book. Newsletter. Brochure. Annual Report.
Website: www.nacme.org
Email: gcampbell@nacme.org

 
 

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