SPACE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (SET)

Space Technology Institute

 

 

The NASA Goddard/Prince George's Community College Space Technology Institute is an educational partnership between Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.  PGCC, GSFC, and NASA’s corporate contractors (GCA) have jointly designed the Space Engineering Technology degree curriculum (electronic systems) and two additional degree options: Computer Systems Technology (programming) and Quality Assurance Technology (quality science). A Certificate in Quality Assurance is also available. This Certificate is easily upgradeable to the QAT degree option.  For additional information about  the Space Engineering Technology program- click here.

 

The SET program has two goals.     

   ~ The first is to provide students with the specialized skills needed to attain entry-level employment in the space technology field. Newly trained technicians, quality analysts, and programmer/analysts can work at GSFC and its associated contractors.

   ~ The second is to upgrade and enrich the skills of existing GSFC and GCA employees in space engineering careers.

 

Consult the PGCC Online Catalog for full program requirements and course descriptions.   To determine course availability and schedule information, consult the online  PGCC Schedule of Classes.  Scholarships are available, consult the PGCC Scholarship webpage for more information.

 

 

SPACE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science Degree

 

ENT 171 Circuits and Measurements.... 3credits

ENT 172 Circuit Analysis and Design.............. 3

ENT 178 Analog Circuits................................. 4

ENT 180 Digital Circuits.................................. 4

ENT 185 Circuit Evaluation and Repair........... 2

ENT 190 Introduction to Space Technology.... 3

ENT 192 Quality Management………………......3

Programming elective................................. 3-4

Space Technology electives………............... 11

Supporting Courses/Electives- (see college

                catalog for details)....................... 28-29

 

 

A popular Space Technology elective is ENT 220 Hi Reliability Soldering and Fabrication taught by a NASA workmanship certified Instructor.

 

Graduates of the SET program may be able to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at area colleges and universities. The SET program is uniquely designed to draw upon resources of NASA and the GCA, including facilities, expert instructors, and work/study opportunities.

 

 

 

COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY OPTION

 Associate of Applied Science Degree

 

  ENT 190 Introduction to Space Technology............. 3

  ENT 192 Quality Management………............................... 3

  Programming elective................................................................ 3-4

  CIS 161 Software Quality Assurance...............................3

  CIS 170 Operating Systems ......................................................3

  CIS 272 UNIX Operating System............................................4

  CIS 213 Advanced Programming: C++...........................4

  Additional technical electives………...............................12

  Supporting Courses/Electives- (see college

                catalog for details).................. 28-29

A popular Space Technology elective is ENT 220 Hi Reliability Soldering and Fabrication taught by a NASA workmanship certified Instructor.

 

 

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNOLOGY OPTION

Associate of Applied Science Degree

 

This curriculum was developed with the expert assistance of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and incorporates the “body of knowledge” for ASQ professional certifications. This cross-disciplinary program is designed to benefit employees from all industries and governmental agencies- not exclusively NASA and the GCA.   PGCC and ASQ sponsored scholarships are available.

 

Core courses taught by ASQ certified professionals, including a thorough study of ISO900:2000 quality standards and Six Sigma quality practices.

 

  ENT 171 Circuits and Measurements..................... 3

  ENT 186 Fundamentals of Quality...................................... 3          

  ENT 201 Config. Mgmt. and Project Integrity ..... 3

  ENT 202 Quality Improvement Techniques.............. 3

  ENT 190 Introduction to Space Technology........... 3

  ENT 192 Quality Management…….................................... 3

  Programming elective.............................................................. 3-4

  MAT 114 Introduction to Statistics.................................... 3

  Additional technical electives............................................... 12

 Supporting Courses/Electives- (see college

                catalog for details).................. 28-29

 

A popular Space Technology elective is ENT 220 Hi Reliability Soldering and Fabrication taught by a NASA workmanship certified Instructor.

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE Certificate

(13 credit hours required as shown below)

ENT 171 Circuits and Measurements..................... 3

ENT 186 Fundamentals of Quality...................................... 3          

ENT 201 Config. Mgmt. and Project Integrity ..... 3

MAT 134 (or higher) ..................................4

 

 


 

Consult the PGCC Online Catalog for complete requirements and course descriptions.   To determine course availability and schedule information, consult the online  PGCC Schedule of Classes.  Scholarships are available, consult the PGCC Scholarship webpage for more information.