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ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS. Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineering and related projects.

 
15. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.   Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineering and related projects.

----- ENGINEERING.   (Report under 14. Series)

15.00 Engineering Technology, General.   (NEW) Instructional content is defined in code 15.0000.

15.0000 Engineering Technology, General.   A program that generally prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in a wide variety of projects. Includes instruction in various engineering support functions for research, production, and operations, and applications to specific engineering specialties. (Moved from 15.1101) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.01 Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians.   Instructional content is defined in code 15.0101.

15.0101 Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of architects, engineers and planners engaged in designing and developing buildings, urban complexes, and related systems. Includes instruction in design testing procedures, building site analysis, model building and computer graphics, engineering drawing, structural systems testing, analysis of prototype mechanical and interior systems, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

----- Architectural Engineering.   (Report under 14.0401)

15.02 Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians.   Instructional content is defined in code 15.0201.

15.0201 Civil Engineering Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of civil engineers engaged in designing and executing public works projects such as highways, dams, bridges, tunnels and other facilities. Includes instruction in site analysis, structural testing procedures, field and laboratory testing procedures, plan and specification preparation, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

----- Civil Engineering.   (Report under 14.08 Series)

15.03 Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians.   Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 15.0303 - 15.0399.

15.0301 Computer Engineering Technology/Technician.   (Moved, Report under 15.1201). (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0303 Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of electrical, electronics and communication engineers. Includes instruction in electrical circuitry, prototype development and testing; systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance, instrument calibration, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

----- Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering.   (Report under 14.1001)

15.0304 Laser and Optical Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using lasers and other optical for commercial or research purposes. Includes instruction in laser and optical principles, testing and maintenance procedures, safety precautions, specific applications to various tasks, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0305 Telecommunications Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to help design and implement telecommunications systems. Includes instruction in communications protocol, data networking, digital compression algorithms, digital signal processing, Internet access, object-oriented and relational databases, and programming languages. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0399 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.   Any instructional program in electrical and electronic engineering-related technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.04 Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians.   Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 15.0401- 15.0499.

15.0401 Biomedical Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in developing biological or medical systems and products. Includes instruction in instrument calibration, design and installation testing, system safety and maintenance procedures, procurement and installation procedures, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0402 Computer Maintenance Technology/Technician.   (Deleted, Report under 15.1202) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0403 Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0404 Instrumentation Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in developing control and measurement systems and procedures. Includes instruction in instrumentation design and maintenance, calibration, design and production testing and scheduling, automated equipment functions, applications to specific industrial tasks, and report preparation. (Moved from 47.0401) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0405 Robotics Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using robots. Includes instruction in the principles of robotics, design and operational testing, system maintenance and repair procedures, robot computer systems and control language, specific system types and applications to specific industrial tasks, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0499 Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other.   Any instructional program in electromechanical instrumentation and maintenance technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.05 Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians.   Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 15.0501- 15.0599.

15.0501 Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (ACH/ACR/ACHR/HRAC/HVAC/AC Technology).   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems. Includes instruction in principles of heating and cooling technology, design and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, installation and operation procedures, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

----- Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician.   (Report under 47.0201)

15.0503 Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing energy-efficient systems or monitoring energy use. Includes instruction in principles of energy conservation, instrumentation calibration, monitoring systems and test procedures, energy loss inspection procedures, energy conservation techniques, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0505 Solar Energy Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing solar-powered energy systems. Includes instruction in solar energy principles, energy storage and transfer technologies, testing and inspection procedures, system maintenance procedures, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0506 Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using water storage, waterpower, and wastewater treatment systems. Includes instruction in water storage, power and/or treatment systems and equipment; testing and inspection procedures; system maintenance procedures; and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0507 Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using indoor and outdoor environmental pollution control systems. Includes instruction in environmental safety principles, testing and sampling procedures, laboratory techniques, instrumentation calibration, safety and protection procedures, equipment maintenance, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0508 Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in identifying and disposing of hazardous materials. Includes instruction in environmental safety principles, biohazard identification, testing and sampling procedures, laboratory techniques, instrumentation calibration, hazardous waste disposal procedures and systems, safety and protection procedures, equipment maintenance, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0599 Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other.   Any instructional program in environmental control technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.06 Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians.   Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 15.0607- 15.0699.

15.0603 Industrial/Manufacturing Technology/Technician.   (Deleted, Report under code 15.0612 or 15.0613) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0607 Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using industrial polymers. Includes instruction in the principles of macromolecular chemistry, polymerization and plastic manufacturing processes and equipment, design and operational testing procedures, equipment maintenance and repair procedures, safety procedures, applications to specific products, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0611 Metallurgical Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and metallurgists engaged in developing and using industrial metals and manufacturing processes. Includes instruction in principles of metallurgy, related manufacturing systems, laboratory techniques, testing and inspection procedures, instrument calibration, system and equipment maintenance and repair, applications to specific processes, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0612 Industrial Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of industrial engineers and managers. Includes instruction in optimization theory, human factors, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, computer applications, and report and presentation preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0613 Manufacturing Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to the identification and resolution of production problems in the manufacture of products. Includes instruction in machine operations, production line operations, engineering analysis, systems analysis, instrumentation, physical controls, automation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), manufacturing planning, quality control, and informational infrastructure. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0699 Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.   Any instructional program in industrial production technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.07 Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians.   Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 15.0701- 15.0799.

15.0701 Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in maintaining job-related health and safety standards. Includes instruction in safety engineering principles, inspection and monitoring procedures, testing and sampling procedures, laboratory techniques, applications to specific work environments, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0702 Quality Control Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in maintaining consistent manufacturing and construction standards. Includes instruction in quality control systems management principles, technical standards applicable to specific engineering and manufacturing projects, testing procedures, inspection procedures, related instrumentation and equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0703 Industrial Safety Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to assist engineers and other professionals in implementing and enforcing industrial safety standards. Includes instruction in industrial processes, industrial hygiene, toxicology, ergonomics, system and process safety, safety performance measurement, human factors, human behavior, and applicable law and regulations. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0704 Hazardous Materials Information Systems Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to assist engineers and other professionals in implementing, monitoring, and enforcing hazardous materials management and removal. Includes instruction in environmental science, environmental health, human behavior, economics, management science, information systems and applications, and communication skills. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0799 Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other.   Any instructional program in quality control and safety technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.08 Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians.   Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 15.0801- 15.0899.

15.0801 Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing and testing aircraft, spacecraft and their systems. Includes instruction in aircraft/spacecraft systems technology, design and development testing, prototype and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

----- Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician.   (Report under 47.0609)

15.0803 Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing and testing self-propelled ground vehicles and their systems. Includes instruction in vehicular systems technology, design and development testing, prototype and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

----- Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.   (Report under 47.0604)

15.0805 Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in the design and development phases of a wide variety of projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0899 Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other.   Any instructional program in mechanical engineering-related technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.09 Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians.   Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 15.0901- 15.0999.

15.0901 Mining Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in the development and operation of mines and related mineral processing facilities. Includes instruction in principles of mineral extraction and related geology, mineral field mapping and site analysis, testing and sampling methods, instrument calibration, assay analysis, test equipment operation and maintenance, mine environment and safety monitoring procedures, mine inspection procedures, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0903 Petroleum Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in the development and operation of oil and natural gas extraction and processing facilities. Includes instruction in principles of petroleum extraction and related geology, petroleum field mapping and site analysis, testing and sampling methods, instrument calibration, laboratory analysis, test equipment operation and maintenance, environment and safety monitoring procedures for oil/gas fields and facilities, facility inspection procedures, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.0999 Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians, Other.   Any instructional program in mining and petroleum engineering technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.10 Construction Engineering Technologies.   Instructional content is defined in code 15.1001.

15.1001 Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers, engineering contractors and other professionals engaged in the construction of buildings and related structures. Includes instruction in basic structural engineering principles and construction techniques, building site inspection, site supervision, construction personnel supervision, plan and specification interpretation, supply logistics and procurement, applicable building codes, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

----- Architectural Engineering Technology.   (Report under 15.0101)

----- Building/Home Construction Inspection/Inspector.   (Report under 46.0403)

15.11 Engineering-Related Technologies.   Instructional content is defined in codes 15.1102 - 15.1199.

15.1101 Engineering Technology/Technician, General.   (Moved, Report under 15.0000) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1102 Surveying Technology/Surveying.   A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, land and water boundaries, land contours and features; and the preparation of related maps, charts and reports. Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photointerpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration, and basic cartography. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1103 Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using fluid power and transportation systems. Includes instruction in fluid mechanics and hydraulics principles, fluid power systems, pipeline and pumping systems, design and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, related instrumentation, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1199 Engineering-Related Technologies, Other.   (NEW) Any programs in engineering-related technologies and technicians not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.12 Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians.   (NEW) Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 15.1201- 15.1299.

15.1201 Computer Engineering Technology/Technician.   A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of computer engineers engaged in designing and developing computer systems and installations. Includes instruction in computer electronics and programming, prototype development and testing, systems installation and testing, solid state and microminiature circuitry, peripheral equipment, and report preparation. (Moved from 15.0301) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1202 Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation. (Occupational Crosswalk)

----- Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician.   (Report under 47.0104)

15.1203 Computer Hardware Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers in designing computer hardware and peripheral systems. Includes instruction in computer systems design, computer architecture, computer electronics, processors, peripherals, testing equipment, and computer manufacturing processes. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1204 Computer Software Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers in developing, implementing, and evaluation computer software and program applications. Includes instruction in computer programming, programming languages, databases, user interfaces, networking and warehousing, encryption and security, software testing and evaluation, and customization. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1299 Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.   (NEW) Any instructional program in computer engineering technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.13 Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians.   (NEW) Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 15.1301- 15.1399.

15.1301 Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.   A program that prepares individuals to generally apply technical skills to create working drawings and computer simulations for a variety of applications. Includes instruction in specification interpretation, dimensioning techniques, drafting calculations, material estimation, technical communications, computer applications, and interpersonal communications. (Moved from 48.0101) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1302 CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware to the creation of graphic representations and simulations in support of engineering projects. Includes instruction in engineering graphics, two-dimensional and three-dimensional engineering design, solids modeling, engineering animation, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided design (CADD), and auto-CAD techniques. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1303 Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD.   A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations for architectural and related construction projects. Includes instruction in basic construction and structural design, architectural rendering, architectural-aided drafting (CAD), layout and designs, architectural blueprint interpretation, building materials, and basic structural wiring diagramming. (Moved from 48.0102) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1304 Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD.   A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawing and electronic simulations in support of civil engineers, geological engineers, and related professionals. Includes instruction in basic civil engineering principles, geological and seismographic mapping, machine drafting, computer-aided drafting (CAD), pipe drafting, survey interpretation, and blueprint reading. (Moved from 48.0103) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1305 Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD.   A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working schematics and representations in support of electrical/electronic engineers, computer engineers, and related professionals. Includes instruction in basic electronics, electrical systems and computer layouts; electrode-mechanical drafting; manufacturing circuitry; computer-aided drafting (CAD); and electrical systems specification interpretation. (Moved from 48.0104) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1306 Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD.   A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations in support of mechanical and industrial engineers, and related professionals. Includes instruction in manufacturing materials and processes, mechanical drafting, electrode-mechanical drafting, basic metallurgy, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, blueprint reading and technical communication. (Moved from 48.0105) (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.1399 Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.   (NEW) Any instructional program in drafting/design engineering technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.14 Nuclear Engineering Technologies/Technicians.   (NEW) Instructional content is defined in code 15.1401.

15.1401 Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician.   (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering, knowledge and technical skills in support of engineer and other professionals operating nuclear facilities and engaged in nuclear applications and safety procedures. Includes instruction in physics, nuclear science, nuclear systems, nuclear plant and systems design, radiological safety, radiological applications, and applicable law and regulations. (Occupational Crosswalk)

15.15 Engineering-Related Fields.   (NEW) Instructional content is defined in code 15.1501.

15.1501 Engineering/Industrial Management.   A program that focuses on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations, and prepares individuals to plan and manage such operations. Includes instruction in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, management information systems, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control, operations research, safety and health issues, and environmental program management. (Moved from 14.3001) (Occupational Crosswalk)

----- Business Administration and Management.   (Report under 52.0201)

15.99 Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.   Instructional content is defined in code 15.9999.

15.9999 Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.   Any instructional program in engineering technologies not listed above. (Occupational Crosswalk)

 
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