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Engineering Technician Training

Online Engineering Technician Training

Become an Engineering Technician

Engineering technicians play a vital role in the research, development and production process. This 100% online course will train you for a career in manufacturing engineering tech. Key topics include machining, quality, grinding, electrical systems, automation, motor controls and more.

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Job Outlook for Engineering Technicians

  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), engineering technicians earn up to $56,000 annually on average.
  • Job demand for engineering technicians will grow 3% over the next decade, according to BLS data.
  • The BLS also found that many new opportunities for engineering technicians will require a background or knowledge of “software and technology in addition to traditional manual skills.

Engineering Technician FAQs

What is the difference between an engineer and an engineering technician?

Engineer is term to describe generalists who work across research and development, as well as design and production. Technicians play a supporting role throughout the engineering process and may be tasked with various duties that aid an engineer. Additionally, a team of engineering techs may work under a single engineer.

What do engineering technicians do?

Engineering technicians help solve technical problems throughout the engineering process, and their duties may vary depending on the field they work in. In the manufacturing industry, an engineer tech might draft layouts, build equipment, conduct experiments, collect data and record results.

Is engineering technician a good career?

Yes. Working as an engineering technicians is a great way to understand the tactical side of research, development and production. Additionally, working as a technician can lead to more senior roles on an engineering team or to career advancement as an engineer.

Course Objective

  • Master fabrication, assembly and additive manufacturing processes
  • understand product, process, and production design and management
  • Learn PLC equipment, programming and communication
  • Understand advances in metallurgy and materials science
  • Learn the basics of Six Sigma, 5S, Lean and TPM

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There are no prerequisites to take this course.


  • Math
    Fractions and decimals, units of measurement and basics of tolerance; algebra, geometry, trigonometry and blueprint reading
  • Inspection
    Introduction to GD&T, optical comparators and CMMs; standards for inspecting and calibrating holes, threads and surfaces 
  • Metal Cutting
    Basic cutting theory and processes; introduction to metal cutting fluids and tool materials
  • Machining
    Safety for metal cutting; introduction to CAD and CAM for machining
  • Safety
    OSHA, personal protective equipment, SDS and hazard communication; hand and power tool safety, safety for lifting devices and powered industrial truck safety
  • Materials
    Physical and mechanical properties of metal manufacturing; classification of steel, essentials of heat treatment of steel and hardness testing
  • Quality and Manufacturing Management
    Lean manufacturing, 5S and continuous process improvement; Six Sigma, conducting Kaizen events and value stream mapping
  • Grinding
    Grinding processes and safety; grinding ferrous and nonferrous metals
  • Power and Controls
    Electrical units, AC and DC power sources, distribution systems; introduction to circuits, relays, contractors, and motor starters
  • PLCs and Automation
    Basics of Siemens PLC hardware, communication and inputs and outputs; Automated systems and control, robot troubleshooting, maintenance and installations
  • Additive Manufacturing
    Basic additive manufacturing processes, methods and materials; integrating additive manufacturing with traditional manufacturing
  • Welding
    Introduction to welding processes, types and defects; introduction to SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW
  • Adhesives
    Intro to adhesive bonding, process and properties; surface preparation and steps for adhesive application
  • Fasteners
    Intro to fastener threads, fastener ergonomics and properties; understanding torque
  • Composites
    Overview of composite processes and advanced thermoset resins for composites; intro to lay-up, spray-up and compression molding


This is a completely self-pace course. Additional support will be provided through email and phone.

Registration and Enrollment

  • This course is 100% online.
  • Start anytime.

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