Get an Associate's Degree in Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology degree is specifically designed to prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to lead and manage in today's growing high-technology industrial fields.

This degree was developed with input from industrial leaders, graduates of our program and education professionals to ensure you are learning relevant up-to-date skills necessary in the field.

Located in Spearfish, Rapid City and Yankton, this is a unique Engineering Technology program in South Dakota. Courses are led by highly qualified faculty who hold advanced degrees. Courses are offered face-to-face, via DDN interactive television and online to fit your learning needs.

The course work for the Engineering Technology degree develops the leadership and management, quality management, safety management and communication skills to give you the "edge" that employers are looking for. Whether you are looking to enhance your current skills or enter a new career an Engineering Technology degree can help you. Credits are transferable and will roll directly into our certificates or into a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree should you decide to pursue a more advanced degree.

Required Core- 33 semester hours

  • BADM 350 Legal Environment of Business
  • HRM 417 Human Resource Management
  • TECH 141 Manufacturing Technology
  • TECH 181 Safety Management
  • TECH 183 Industrial Management
  • TECH 240 Industrial Communications
  • TECH 241 Management & Leadership
  • TECH 342 Lean Management
  • TECH 364 Quality Management
  • TECH 494 Internship


General Education Requirements:

•ENGL 101 Composition I- 3 semester hours

•ENGL 201 Composition II-3 semester hours

•MATH 102 College Algebra 3 semester hours

•SPCM 101, 215, 222- 3 semester hours

•Natural Science & Lab 6-8 semester hours

•Social Science - 3 semester hours

•Arts & Humanities - 3 semester hours