Engineering Technology

Diploma, Certificate


Your choice. We offer three pathways into the engineering technology field, and each dives a bit deeper. Join us for a short-term certificate or keep going and earn a diploma. Graduate with the skills and confidence to step into a career. Iowa’s Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.

What You Learn in Engineering Technology

Learn principles in engineering, science, math, technology management, and more. Get hands-on as you troubleshoot industrial mechanics and learn robotics. You can be working in the field in one year or less.

Considering a four-year Engineering Technology degree? Take advantage of the transfer agreement we have with the University of Northern Iowa.

More interested in a traditional engineering degree? We offer a pathway for that, too. Check out our Pre-Engineering Transfer Major.

What Can I Do With Engineering Technology?

Congratulations. You are skilled and in high demand. Accept a position in industrial maintenance or robotics. Specialize in design, automation, electrical, and more.  We prepare you for all of these roles.

A Solid Foundation

Industrial Robotics


Industrial Robotics

Explore the history of robots, the work cell, motion, and programming.

Fluid Power Fundamentals

Basic laws

Fluid Power Fundamentals

Cylinders, motors, flow control values, and more. Study & assemble fluid power components.

Motor Control

What's the frequency?

Motor Control

Study AC and DC motors, variable frequency drives, power distribution, etc...

AC/DC Fundamentals

It's electric

AC/DC Fundamentals

Calculate current and voltage in circuit configurations. Meet us in the lab.

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Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.

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Fast track your career

This is a quick and affordable way to enter the workforce and make good money. Our two-year degree, diploma, and certificate programs are a fast track to successful careers in the trades, technology, healthcare, and more. Enjoy hands-on training, expert instruction, and incredibly affordable education. A four-year degree is great, but two-years or less is even better. Enroll in our programs now, then brag about your quick return on investment.

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Flexible Eight Week Sessions

Courses are offered in an eight-week format. Take day or evening classes throughout the year, when it works best for you. Focus all of your attention on one subject at a time. Progress through the program faster. And every eight weeks, celebrate another milestone in your education. You mastered that skill. You are more than ready to crush the next.

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Start in High School

Get a jump on your college education while you are in high school. Through our Career Academies, complete a semester to a full year of courses. It's free and cuts down on the time you spend completing your EICC degree, often in half. Save time and money, and launch your career sooner.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Employment and Wage Outlook

Contact Admissions

Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Engineering Technology: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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