Engineering Technology

Pellissippi State offers Engineering Technology programs that prepare students for technical careers. These programs are designed for the student whose primary educational goal is entry-level employment or career advancement. The placement rate for graduates of Career Programs is consistently above 90 percent. The programs are continually revised to reflect the changes in the skills and knowledge graduates need to be successful in responsible positions in industry. While the programs are designed to allow the graduate to enter the work force, several have agreements with other universities which lead to a four year baccalaureate degree in engineering technology. 

Pellissippi State offers a core curriculum in Engineering Technology with concentrations in Civil Engineering, Electrical Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Automation, Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering.

Students who are interested in the two-year career/technical degree in Engineering Technology can follow the curriculum outline in the Career/Technical Programs section of the Catalog & Handbook or review their On-Course degree audit. For students interested in furthering their education beyond the two-year degree, 2+2 articulation agreements are available with ETSU ONLY that transfer the two-year career/technical degree into a bachelor's program in engineering technology. Exceptions to the agreements may only be approved by the receiving institution. ETSU also offers a bachelor's degree program in Construction Technology, Industrial Technology, and Manufacturing Technology taught entirely on the Pellissippi State campus. Students interested in the Construction Technology program at the Pellissippi State campus should contact George Cox ( or 694-6504) Student interested in the Industrial Technology or Manufacturing Technology program at the Pellissippi State campus should contact Pat Riddle ( or 694-6514).