The Bachelor of Science in engineering technology programs are offered exclusively at Pitt-Johnstown.
The Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD, 21202, 410-347-7700, www.abet.org. The Computer Engineering Technology program will undergo the ABET accreditation process after graduating the first class in the spring of 2014.
Students admitted to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown as freshmen spend all four years at Pitt-Johnstown if they major in engineering technology, or they relocate to the campus in Pittsburgh after one year if they choose engineering. Students may transfer to Pitt-Johnstown for engineering technology after one or two years of study at the Pittsburgh, Bradford, Greensburg, or Titusville campuses. Students from accredited associate degree programs in engineering technology are also encouraged to matriculate to Pitt-Johnstown. Credits from institutions not accredited by ABET will not be directly accepted; however, credit by examination is an option.
Both engineering technologists and engineers make significant contributions to the constant quest for better material products, more effective methods of solving society’s technology-related problems, and better ways of using technology to promote understanding among people. Pitt-Johnstown’s programs in engineering technology prepare men and women to improve the quality of life by organizing individuals, materials, and equipment to manufacture products, erect buildings, construct and operate transportation systems, generate and distribute power, and solve other difficult engineering problems. Engineering technologists are also responsible for existing technologies—nuclear, automotive, aircraft, chemical production, environmental, electronic, power generation, and others. Application-oriented, they bring important management and technological knowledge to the task of operating industries and businesses related to technology. With this knowledge, they transform ideas into products and processes—and then strive to improve them.