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Technology Education Non-Licensure Concentration


The Technology/Engineering Education - Non-Licensure Concentration prepares students for careers in industry training and education. This is done with an underpinning of science and technology reinforced with the methods of teaching and pedagogy.

In this Program 

You will:

  • Be eligible to work in construction management firms and teach in the private schools (grades 5 – 12) or workforce training programs. The core cluster includes communication, construction, engineering design, manufacturing, power energy, and transportation, among others.
  • Be eligible to work in private schools, post-secondary education, and industrial and commercial settings.

Additionally, the applied science and technology/engineering program is designed to provide you with the following outcomes:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline
  • An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty

Student Testimonial

“Because of what I found here at Fitchburg, it gave me purpose, it gave me foundations, it gave me a work ethic.”    Brigadier General Fred Henry (’83) US Army (Ret)

Career Opportunities

You'll be eligible to work in private schools, post-secondary education, and industrial and commercial settings.

Those who choose to pursue the construction management career path will be exposed to a planned sequence of construction management specific courses preparing them to assume effective roles in construction projects implementation, including:

  • Preparing construction documents, cost estimates, and project schedules
  • Conducting site inspections
  • Managing resources
  • Working with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies

Experiential Opportunities

Team learning experiences, undergraduate research opportunities, and the senior teaching practicums highlight the concentration.

There are three ways technology education majors can study abroad: short-term faculty-led programs, exchange/direct enroll programs, and outside provider-led programs.

Student Groups

Technology Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA)
AGC Students Chapter
NAHB students Chapter

Requirements and Curriculum

Additional Technology Education Non-Licensure Track Concentration Courses

  • ENGT 1000 Electrical Systems and Circuits 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2010 Introduction to Technology/Engineering Education 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3100 Communication & Transportation Technologies 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3810 Curriculum Development 3 cr.
  • ENGT XXXX Electives 18 cr. (from the list below*)

* Non-Licensure Track Selection of Elective Courses (check prerequisites)

  • ENGT 2050 Electronics I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2025 Strength of Materials 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2055 Electronics II 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3005 Heavy/Highway Construction Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3020 Building Design II 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3022 Surveying 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3028 Estimating and Bidding 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3041 Manufacturing Processes & Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3650 Co-generation and Waste Rec. Syst. 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4010 Project Scheduling 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4035 Site Planning & Land Development 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4700 Engineering Project Management 3 cr.

Program Core Courses

  • ENGT 1020 Engineering Graphics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1040 Software Applications in Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1050 Technical Analysis  3 cr.
  • ENGT 2020 Statics and Dynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2030 Material Testing & Quality Control 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2035 Building Construction Systems 4 cr.
  • ENGT 3000 Energy & Sustainable Practices 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3010 Building Design
  • ENGT 3025 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3026 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. II 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3030 MEP & HVAC Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3035 OSHA: Safety & Risk Management 3 cr.

Program Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses

  • MATH 1300 Precalculus 4 cr.
  • ENGT 1700 Evolution of Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • PHYS 2300 General Physics I 4 cr.