Applied Engineering

Program Description

The Applied Engineering curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment.  Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.

Program Content

Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures.  Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills as life-long learners.

Additional Education Opportunities

East Carolina University (ECU) offers a transfer program for Technology programs. Students are able to transfer their AAS degree to ECU for a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT).
For more information on BSIT programs click here.
For a list of approved Associate of Applied Science Degrees for the BSIT, click here.

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Contact Information 

Kevin Sloan
Applied Engineering Instructor
Office: Britt 116A
(919) 464-2253

Maxie Kirby
Industrial Systems Technology Instructor
(919) 464-2285


Admissions Office
(919) 209-2128