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Engineering Technology

Credentials You Can Earn

NGTC's Engineering Technology AAS program graduates are qualified for employment as engineering technicians with a specialization in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering technology. Graduates may also participate in an articulation agreement with Kennesaw State University, allowing them to complete a mostly online bachelor’s degree.


Engineering Technology Degree with Electrical, Industrial or Mechanical Specialization

Elwin Northcutt demonstrating usage of software to a group of students gathered around a laptopThe Engineering Technology degree program offers students the opportunity to complete the first two years of an engineering curriculum with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Program graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology, qualifying them as engineering technicians with a specialization in mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, or industrial engineering technology. This program also qualifies the graduate to complete the last two years of an engineering technology degree at Kennesaw State University. The program is approved by TCSG and KSU. The Engineering Technology program is intended to provide the opportunity for residents of Georgia to explore a career in engineering at the professional level. Program graduates receive an Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.

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Career Opportunities

Individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Engineering program can hit the shop floor running if they choose to become:

  • Engineering Technologist

Graduates of the Engineering Technology program may work in a variety of fields including:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

There are many employment fields that require skills similar to those required to be an engineering technologist, such as:

  • Draftsman
  • Machinist
  • Electrician

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Meet the Faculty

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Elwin Northcutt

Mr. Northcutt has had a long and successful career in machine design. From co-oping at Coats & Clark of Toccoa during his college days to a 22-year stint with EIS, an International engineering material supplier, he brings a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom.  Elwin holds both AS and BS degrees from Southern Poly Technic in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA from Georgia State University.  A veteran of the US Army, Mr. Northcutt’s career encompasses both successful entrepreneurship as well as international corporations. Contact:

Jody Brookshire

Jody Brookshire joined the NGTC faculty in 2016 with more than 25 years of occupational experience.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from North Georgia College and University and Master of Science in Solid State Physics Excellence. Contact: