Energy Technician : Mechanical Concentration, AAS

Room: E-Building, B-223

Phone: (718) 482-5710


The Energy Technician at LaGuardia Community College program prepares students for initial employment in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering technology. Energy technicians work in high-demand, growing fields related to computers, cellular phones, and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies. The students in the program will be exposed both to the formal principles of engineering and to hands-on laboratory projects. The labs are well-equipped with the latest equipment used in engineering practice and research. A wide range of computer software is readily accessible to engineering students.

Are You Interested In...

  • Solving problems?
  • Thinking of new ways to do things?
  • Learning how machines and circuits work?
  • Building new things?

Skills You Will Learn

  • AutoCAD
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Multisim Programming Language
  • MATLAB Programming Language
  • For Mechanical: HVAC

What makes this major unique?

The Energy Technician major is perfect for students with an interest in math and science who also enjoy hands-on activities, including exploring and tinkering with electrical circuits and mechanical devices.

Career Possibilities

The Energy Technician major is designed for students who wish to directly enter the workforce as technicians, operators, and other positions in the field which do not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree. Although Energy Technician majors do have the ability to transfer to 4-year colleges, students who know they wish to pursue Engineering jobs should carefully consider the Engineering AS or other STEM AS programs (Physical Sciences, Liberal Arts: Math & Science, Computer Science, etc.).

Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technician (BLS)

Energy Technician

HVAC Technician

Transfer Possibilities

This major is intended for students who wish to immediately enter the workforce. Associate of Applied Science degrees are still transferable, although less credits may transfer. Speak to an advisor for more information. Transfer possibilities include Bachelor’s in Engineering or Physics programs.

Degree Requirements

A. REQUIRED CORE: 12 credits

  • English: 6 credits
    • ENG101 English Composition I – 3 credits
    • (or ENA101 depending on placement scores)
    • ENG259 Technical Writing – 3 credits
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits
    • MAT115 College Algebra and Trigonometry
    • MAT117 Algebra and Trigonometry (depending on placement scores)
  • Life and Physical Sciences: 3 credits
    • SCP101 Topics in Physics – 3 credits

B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 10 credits

Select one course from three of the five flexible core categories:

  • World Cultures and Global Issues
  • US Experience in its Diversity
  • Creative Expression
  • Individual and Society
  • Scientific World – Pre-Calculus (4 credits)


Note: Student can select only one course from any one discipline. Students are advised to select one Urban Study course to complete college requirement. To complete the degree requirements from the Flexible Core, students are advised to select courses from the recommended course selections listed on the program website.

Courses Credits
Math, Engineering and Computer Science
MAT201 Calculus I 4
MAE100 Introduction to Auto CAD 3
MAE107 Manufacturing Processes 3
MAE109 Introduction to Engineering 2
MAE110 Circuits Analysis I 3
MAE111 Circuits Analysis II 3
MAE121 Instrumentation 3
MAE190 Material Sciences 3
MAE191 Statics and Strength of Materials 3
MAE201 HVAC Systems 3
MAE207 Introduction to Thermodynamics for Technology 3
MAE208 Electromechanical Devices 3
MAE230 Senior Design Project 2

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