The Department of ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ENT) at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) delivers convenient day and evening programs of study in:
These Associate Degree and Certificate programs include the study of modern digital and analog electronics, data communications, satellite and ground systems, and computers & networks. Intensive "hands-on" learning integrates the classroom experience with practical implementation of theory. These degree programs are career-orientated and provide a transfer path to higher-level degrees at four year institutions. The programs also prepare you for the rigorous industrial certifications such as A +, Net +, Cisco CCNA, and quality engineer certifications (see below). Our graduates are in demand for employment with industry and governmental agencies in the Washington- Baltimore region. Work/study opportunities to gain experience, college credit, and pay are available. We offer instruction at our campus facilities in Largo, MD, convenient off-campus locations throughout PG county, and certain courses are conducted over television and the internet. Many scholarships are available.NOTE: Contact information is listed below. College registration procedures, costs, scholarships, and detailed course information is presented on the PG College website (click link on the left frame).
The NASA Goddard Contractor's Association (GCA) fully supports our programs. The PGCC ENT degree programs are approved by the GCA as qualified education for its employees and the general public. The NASA Goddard/PGCC Space Technology Institute was established under the direction of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, as an educational initiative to partner PG College with the GCA. The Space Engineering Technology (SET) curriculum was then developed to meet the needs of NASA and the GCA. The GCA and NASA Goddard contribute resources. Technical specialty courses such as ENT 220 (Hi-Reliability Soldering/Surface Mount/Fiber Optics & Fabrication), and ENT 190 (Intro. to Space Engineering Technology) are unique- no other school offers these courses. SET Instructors are expert NASA trainers and managers who are excellent at giving practical application to the subject matter. Tours of the GCA member facilities are conducted on a regular basis where ENT students see first hand their future work environment and can ask career-related questions of the contractor employees onsite. Several GCA sponsored scholarships are available.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted formal recognition of the PG College Electronics Engineering Technology (ENT) degree program. The EET program is FAA approved as equivalent/exceeding the FAA's two-year "Common Principles" training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Our program is the only one in the region, and one of only a few programs in the USA, to be granted this status. ENT graduates receive advanced placement and are exempt from the employment exam requirements (B.E.S.T) of the FAA. Our graduates have the potential for exciting careers with the FAA at area airports and the Washington- Baltimore area air traffic control centers.
The Wash DC Chapter of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) has helped develop, endorses, and actively supports the Quality Assurance Technology program at PGCC. The program comprehensively studies the "bodies of knowledge" for ASQ certifications: Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA), Quality Manager (CQM), Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), and Quality Technician (CQT). PG College is also a member of the ASQ Education Committee. This program is cross-disciplinary. Hardware, software, and process applications are studied. ASQ sponsored scholarships are available. Contact Prof. Charles Hendrickson (below) for more information.
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.
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PG College Admissions:............. Tel (301) 322-0819
PG College Registration:............ Tel (301) 322-0819/ 0998
PG College Records:................... Tel (301) 322-0819
Dept. of Engineering Technology:
Tel (301) 322-0751.
For advisement and initial placement:
William Lauffer, Dept. Chair of Engineering Technologies.
Charles Hendrickson, CQE., Dept. Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org
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