Applied Engineering Technology






Applied Engineering Technology

The 60 credit Applied Engineering (AET) associate of applied science degree includes basic engineering principles, computer aided design, project management, industrial processes, production and operations management, and quality control. Students also acquire a 9-credit Drafting certificate. In PTCC's AET program, the student will be introduced to, and become efficient with computer aided design (CAD) software. Students will focus on building a foundation of knowledge in Statics, Kinetics, Machine Design, Manufacturing Processes, Automation and Metrology. They will be introduced to complimentary manufacturing functions such as basic machine shop, welding, and automation to provide them with the basic language and skills of these processes needed to make their designs a reality. 

This two-year AAS degree has been designed to transfer credits seamlessly to our University partner Bemidji State University (BSU) if you wish to continue your education beyond Pine.

  • Bachelor of Applied Science-Applied Engineering from BSU
  • Finish in an additional 2 years (4 years total)
  • Online Flexibility - Complete your bachelor's degree completely online at BSU
  • To ensure post graduation student success, courses are reviewed by an industry leading professional Advisory Board
  • For more information from BSU, contact Lyle Meulebroeck at or 218.755.2733.


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Career Outlook

  • It is estimated that in the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed
  • Career Paths and income following the completion of a Bachelor's Degree
    • Production Control Manager // $92,264
    • Industrial Engineer // $83,470
    • Product Engineer // $69,000
    • Safety Engineer // $72,000
    • Sales Engineer // $97,650

PTCC Offers Affordable Education

  • Pine Technical & Community College offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state!
  • Scholarships may be available.
  • Our friendly financial aid staff can help students make college affordable.

For More Information

Questions? Please contact Jen Rancour, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist at or 320.629.5189


*Source: Career Outlook, Median Income, U.S. Department of Labor