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Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Core of Study

Technical and General Education Division

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Mission

To maximize the success and diversity of students in all engineering technology programs and to prepare them for more advanced study or employment as engineering technicians by comprehensively linking learning outcomes in general education courses to engineering technology applications while teaching teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Description

ATE refers to the common first-year courses taken during the first three semesters of all two-year associate degree programs in Engineering Technology. The ATE courses integrate the first-year engineering technologies, applied science, technical mathematics and communication courses. These engineering technology courses are problem-based and focus on collaborative learning. For more information about the ATE program, please visit www.scate.org.

Special Notes

For B.S. degree information, see College Transfer & Co-Op Programs.  Search for "Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology".

Program Entrance Requirements

Course Level Required Courses
High School

None

College None
Other Required

Diploma or GED

No

Approval/Permission Needed -- Application Process

No

Prior Experience/Observation

No
Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0 No

Current CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No
First Aid Certification No

Hepatitis B Immunization

or Signed Informed Refusal or Titer

No
MMR Immunization or Titer No
Chicken Pox Vaccination or Titer No
Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray No

Medical Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Dental Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

Dental health must meet departmental standards.

No

Technical Standards

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Negative Drug Screen

No

Satisfactory Background Check

No

Other Diplomas, Licensures, etc.

No

Recent Photograph

Photograph will not be returned.

No

Academic Standards

Standard Criteria Required

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better

No

Courses that may not be attempted more than twice

No

Complete or Maintain CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No

Curriculum Completion Requirement

No

Drug Calculation Competency

Students must demonstrate drug calculation competency each semester in order to progress in curriculum courses.

No

Dismissal Policy

No

Re-entry Policy

No

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all required courses specified in the curriculum.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
  • Achieve a cumulative final GPA of 2.0.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours of his/her curriculum at FDTC.  Exceptions can be made only by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.