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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Engineering Technology

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Program available at/via: [Walla Walla]

Department Overview: The Engineering Technology Program provides entry-level training for technicians to support engineers in the development and construction oversight of infrastructure such as roadway, utility, and related systems that affect every aspect of daily life. Current coursework is focused on two short certificates that provide hands-on training in computer-aided drafting and design and engineering graphics.

Program Level Outcomes:

  • Provide the skills necessary to enter the workforce as an entry level GIS or CADD Technician or Surveyor.
  • Remain technically current and responsive to the changing needs of society.


Students may earn either a short certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or CADD (Computer-Aided Drafting & Design) which allow students to pursue entry level jobs. Students may then access employer training or additional course work to expand their skills.

Industry Description: Engineers change the world by developing creative, practical solutions and creating things that matter. Demand for engineers and engineering technicians continues to grow globally. Technicians assist engineers in the design process using computer-aided drafting and design or geographic information systems skills.

Entrance Requirements: Students may begin their study in fall, winter, or spring quarters. However, not all courses are offered all quarters and certain sequences begin only in fall. In order to start this program, the placement process must be completed through the Testing Center. Visit wwcc.edu/placement for more information. Also, several courses are offered on a continuation education basis without the need to be admitted to the program. Review prerequisites and consult with engineering faculty to confirm which courses may qualify.

Other Information: For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov.


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