From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Automation and Engineering Degree

With an emphasis on hands-on discovery, the Automation and Engineering Technology degree teaches the automation, electro-mechanical, process control, and troubleshooting skills required for technical careers in industries such as robotics, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, brewing and food processing, semiconductor manufacturing, energy production, and many more.

A.A.S Automation & Engineering Technology

61 credits
(4 semesters)

This Automation & Engineering degree program prepares you to design, install, program, and maintain industrial machinery and automated industrial control systems in entry-level technician jobs. You will learn through hands-on interaction with devices and systems including: electric motors and their controls, solenoids and relays, fluid power systems and controls, pumps and valves, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial robots, sensors and actuators, and other components.

Automation & Engineering Degree: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at Boulder County campus only

Manufacturing Certificate

Manufacturing Fundamentals 

15 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate prepares you for entry-level production and maintenance positions with introductory classes in shop safety, print reading, basic hand tools, metrology, machining, technical mathematics, and electricity. Students also explore industries requiring automation, robotics, process control, and electro-mechanical skills. 

Manufacturing Fundamentals certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

What an Engineering Technician Does

  • Mechanical engineering technicians assist mechanical engineers in designing, developing, testing, and maintaining mechanical systems, including industrial machinery, instruments and commercial products. They may assist in designing manufacturing processes, program control systems, analyze quality data, and communicate their findings.
  • Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology and electrical and electronic control circuits. They operate, test, tune and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.

Engineering Technician Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Mechanical Engineering Technician
$46,669
$68,600
$79,565
Electro-Mechanical Technician  $48,768  $65,239  $73,474 
Other Engineering Technician  $41,624  $63,607  $74,599 

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2017)

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