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Palmetto College

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management

This 2+2 program leverages partnerships between USC Upstate and technical colleges to allow students who earned an associate degree in engineering technology (ET) to complete their bachelor’s degree at USC Upstate by adding management skills to their technical degree.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology Management is issued by USC Upstate, one of USC's senior campuses.

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management is designed for students who earned an associate's degree in Engineering Technology. This 2+2 program leverages partnerships between USC Upstate and technical colleges to allow Engineering Technology degree holders to complete their bachelor's degree at USC Upstate by adding management skills to their technical degree.

Mission 

To prepare students for careers in business and industry by combining technical management and refined leadership with the skills students obtain from their specialized Associates Degree in Engineering Technology (ET).

Careers

The objective of the ETM program is for graduates to be employed in management and leadership roles with the following job titles once they have three to five years of technical work experience.

  • Process Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Quality Technician
  • Manager of Technical Staff and Resources
  • Manager of Manufacturing Processes
  • Operations Management
  • Manager of Projects

We expect our graduates to provide leadership, manage quality, improve processes, and manage their careers.

Accreditation

The Engineering Technology Management Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the ABET.  ABET is the recognized accrediting body for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.  Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.

As students earn their degrees and begin looking for job, having a degree from an ABET accredited institution is an advantage.  The accreditation is an assurance that USC Upstate meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students.  To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession.  In fact, many of these groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification.

Entrance Requirements

The requirement for entrance into the ETM program is an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology (ET) from one of our partner technical colleges or any ETAC of ABET accredited 2-year program (www.abet.org). Our current partner technical colleges are Greenville Technical College, Piedmont Technical College, Spartanburg Community College, TriCounty Technical College, and York Technical College. In addition, students should complete Calculus I and Lab Science requirements before being fully online in ETM.

Minimum Transfer GPA: 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

Note - Students nearing completion of their AAS ET degree may take up to 12 hours of ETM courses while completing the AAS ET.

Program Length

An Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology typically takes two years to complete full-time. The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology Management program is 124 total credit hours and typically takes an additional two years of full-time study. Part-time students taking two courses per semester including some summer courses can typically complete the program in three to four years.

Apply for Admission

If you already possess or are near completion (1-2 semesters) of an Engineering Technology degree, you can apply for admission to USC Upstate through the Office of Admissions. Feel free to email the program at etm@uscupstate.edu with any questions about the process.


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