BAS Engineering Technology
The need for hands-on engineering technologists is rapidly growing, and many industrial partners are interested in an educated workforce that not only can communicate well, but also have the knowledge, skills and ability to use critical thinking in solving problems.
The WVC Bachelor of Applied Science Engineering Technology (BAS-ET) degree was designed to serve the educational and workforce needs of the region. The new program is for two groups of students: 1. Those who have completed a related technical associate degree (such as the associate of technical science in industrial technology), and 2. Those who have completed an associate of arts and sciences-direct transfer agreement (AAS-DTA).
The degree focuses on electronics and mechatronics, which is comprised of engineering, including mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering. The program coursework includes general education requirements and provides students with a foundation in physics, chemistry and math.
Through a combination of face-to-face, hybrid and online classes, this full-time program will take traditional students four years to earn the BAS-ET degree. Students who have earned an associate degree can complete the BAS-ET in two to three years, depending on coursework previously taken.
Graduates of four-year engineering technology programs may seek employment as entry-level electrical or electronics engineers, or applied engineers.
WVC worked with employees in education and the engineering industry to design the BAS-ET curriculum, including representatives from Chelan and Douglas County PUD, Wenatchee High School, Pacific Aerospace and Electronics, Emerson Process Management, Keyes Fibre Packaging, Van Doren Sales, Stemilt Fruit Growers, Central Washington University, City of Wenatchee, Alcoa, Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance and the Educational Services District.
Joey Walter, WVC Dean of Workforce Education, (509) 682-6614