NSF Grant

Benefits to Industry Partners

The Integrated Engineering Technology (formerly Mecomtronics) program offers a two-year associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, featuring an innovative curriculum that educates students to become multifunctional technicians who are fully prepared to enter the high performance workplace. The IET technician will be competent to perform various tasks in the areas of mechanics, computers, telecommunications and electronics.

The Integrated Engineering Technology Program concept was originally developed by the New Jersey Center for Advanced Technological Education (NJCATE), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This industry-driven curriculum is competency-based and utilizes an integrated approach to the organization of core and technical subject matter.

The aim of this effort is to impact the way technicians are prepared for today's workplace. This is accomplished by incorporating techniques that are specifically appropriate for the technical student and that more closely are aligned with the needs and practices of the workplace. Students in this program use traditional as well as online electronics resources and industry-supplied data as sources of information.


 

Contact Information


Alison Greene, Program advisor
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2969

Bridget McFarland, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), (630) 942-8419 

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592