First Annual Engineering Technology Career Fair March 25, 2020

Lots of great companies are coming on campus to the Advanced Technology Center building specifically to meet and hire you! (A list of some of the companies is below the image).

Be sure to come early, dress nicely, and make a good impression.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you plan to meet with the FBI, they would like you to bring a resume (email and set up an appointment with your advisor with help creating a resume) and this background check permission form and they will interview you that day.

Engineering Technologies Division Featured Employer Showcase Who: Attention Students! This event is for you! What: 20+ Local Employers discussing career options in the ATC! When: March 25th 2020 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm Where: Advanced Technology Center (All floors) Why: Network, ask questions, see your future up close! Discussion Topics: • Company culture • Career pathways • Skills desired • Tuition reimbursement options • Desired degree’s • Location, travel opportunities, work shifts If you are in one of the below programs you should attend! Associate in Engineering Biomedical Equipment Technology Civil Engineering Technology Computer Engineering Technology Computer Integrated Machining Technology Electrical Engineering Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Geomatics Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Here are some of the companies joining

  • Occupancy Heroes Incorporated
  • Universal Engineering Sciences
  • The FBI. Job Description 1, Job Description 2, Background check permission form
  • Piedmont Machine & Manufacturing
  • REI Engineers
  • Oerlikon  Job description
  • Maser Consulting
  • GTA Associates
  • Genpak
  • Porta North America
  • Campbells Snacks
  • SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing
  • Piedmont Polymers & Fabrication
  • Weeks Marine Inc.
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • Plastiflex
  • Hyper Networks, Inc
  • Czech-Mate Enterprises, LLC
  • Structure Medical

Gas and Electric Bill Assistance

Mecklenburg County department of social services is offering to help students by providing funds to help pay utility bills.

Call 704-330-6435 or stop by for more information:
Central Campus  March 18, 2020 11am-3pm in Central high room 113 or

Harris Campus March 17, 2020 4:30pm-6pm Harris 1 Room 2240

Gas and electric bill assistance

Fall 2019 Advising Sessions

Registration for Spring 2020 classes begins soon. Be sure you know what courses to sign up for by coming to our open advising sessions. See the schedule below, All will be held in room 4103. If you cannot make it to these sessions, check who your advisor is in mycollege and email them for an appointment. Depending on the catalog year of the program you are in, your classes might be different than the flyers posted below.

Check out our Program Flowcharts page to see the flowchart of recommended classes and which semester to take them in:

Did you also know that if you are in Computer, Electrical or Electronics ET that you will take all the classes required to earn the certificate in Electrical ETYou MUST request to have this certificate added to your profile by an advisor otherwise it won’t appear on your transcript!  Your advisor might also need to submit a course substitution for the math if you have taken a high level than MAT 121.

If these times don’t work for you (for instance, you work full time and can only meet after 5pm) please reach out to your advisor listed in your myCollege, or email any of the advisors on the Faculty and Staff page to see their schedule and set up an appointment. All faculty advisors are teaching night classes this semester and would be happy to assist you.

(Mrs Davis) Tuesday 9am-11am (Oct 29 and Nov 5th) (Dr. Harris) Wednesday 9-11am (Oct 30 and Nov 6) (Dr. Harris) Thursday 2-4pm (Oct 31 and Nov 7th)

 

Program Changes and Registration

Registration for Fall classes has already begun.Be sure to meet with an advisor in the Computer, Electrical, or Electronics Engineering Technology department. You can see them all under the heading “Full-time Instructors and Advisors” on the Faculty and Staff Page.

We are offering both technical courses we recommend for your first semester over summer for the first time! ELC 131 Circuits 1 and ELN 133 Digital Logic are both scheduled over summer so new entrants to the programs can get a head start on their technical courses. Check them out now on Schedule Builder!

We will be offering a new course for the 2019-2020 catalog year Electronics ET and Computer ET programs called EGR 110 Intro to Engineering Technology. This course is needed if you transfer to UNCC before getting your AAS degree. It will be similar to our famous EGR 150 Intro to Engineering course in the Associates of Engineering (AE) degree program and promises to be a lot of fun. It is an overview of Engineering Technology disciplines as well as introducing study skills, metacognition, and engineering ethics concepts. This is only a requirement of the 2019-202 catalog year Computer and Electronics ET programs (see below for more details on this).

Each of our degree programs have recently undergone heavy changes. Unless you are a new student, nothing will change with your current curriculum plan. Don’t Worry! These changes only affect those who are joining the programs in Fall 2019 and beyond, or those students who update their catalog years. The total number of required credit hours for each of the programs has dropped. It may benefit you to update your catalog year and graduate sooner!  Meet with an advisor to see if this is a possibility. While all three programs are designed for workforce development. For a quick review of what has changed:

  • Electronics Engineering Technology
    • Dropped from 71 credit hours to only 68 credit hours
    • The focus of this degree is now to prepare students for university transfer into a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET).
    • Includes EGR 110 Intro to Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Dropped from 75 credit hours to only 69 credit hours
    • Focus is now on Workforce Development, with built-in Co-op or Industrial Safety OSHA 30 certification opportunities
  • Computer Engineering Technology
    • Dropped to 71 Credit hours for the entire degree
    • Includes the opportunities for CompTIA  A+, CCENT, and LabVIEW Industry certifications.
    • Includes EGR 110 Intro to Engineering Technology

Advising Session Workshops

Though advising is not required at CPCC, students who advise in with someone in the CEEET department have a fat higher chance of successfully meeting their goals and completing their degrees. Even if you have already signed up for classes for Spring semester, you can benefit from advising, especially if you plan to graduate soon or transfer to UNCC any time in the next few years. We can help you plan your entire time in our program at CPCC until your graduation date! We will be holding advising multiple advising sessions over the next two weeks.

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If you cannot make it to these sessions, there’s still help available as always from our Full-time staff and advisors listed on our Faculty and Staff page. Simply drop by their office hours or email to set up an appointment with them.

 

February 2018

There’s lots of opportunities for jobs and college transfer information on campus this semester. Check them out below:

Graduation Application Deadline March 1st:

The deadline to apply for graduation in Spring2018 is March 1st 2018. You must apply for Graduation through mycollege (see image below). Select “Graduation Application”  Then select the degree or certificate you wish to apply for.  In about a month the Graduation office will send you an email with more information and you must reply to that email with the information they request.  Otherwise you won’t graduate.

Select "Graduation Application" in mycollege


BACE Internship (www.bacecorp.com )

Are you proficient in SOLID WORKS?  Have you taken AutoCAD? Do you have a Mechanical or Electrical background with an understanding of Mechanical Manufacture?

BACE is hiring a PAID, Part-time (18 hours ) Internship position.   If you are interested in learning more about this or other opportunities you can contact:  Eric.Easton@cpcc.edu


 

CPCC Job Fair :

More than 70 employers have indicated they are hiring Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology students from CPCC. Many will be present Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 11am-2pm at in the Worrell Gym on Central Campus. Best practices are to bring updated copies of your resume that are targeted to the employers you plan to speak with. CPCC students should bring their Student ID to the fair and are welcome to Contact Career Services to schedule an appointment or visit drop-in hours on the Central or Levine campuses: Central – Wed 11am-1pm, CH 122 / Levine – Tue 12-4pm, check-in at the Levine I Student Success Desk

  • Be sure to Dress for Success!
  • Research the list of companies attending the fair and be prepared to ask good questions, such as, “What are you looking for in a successful candidate?”
  •  Not sure what to say? Practice your Elevator Speech as a part of your Career Fair preparation!
  • Attend Job Search Prep Day.  This Thursday, March 1 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in room 122 Central High, we will be hosting this drop-in event where students can stop by for tips on their spring job search, their resume, and preparation for the Career Fair.
    • While supplies last, students will receive a professional folder and 10 FREE printed copies of their resume for the Career Fair or other job search needs
    • Extended drop-in hours in a computer lab where they can actively work on their resume with career counselors on hand
    • Quick tips for interviewing, job search planning, and making a great first impression will also be available

With fewer than 12 weeks until graduation, students need to launch their job search now.  We hope this event will get them started.

If students cannot attend these drop-ins, they can always make an appointment with a career counselor by calling our offices at 704-330-6433 or e-mailing us at career.services@cpcc.edu.

CPCC Career Fair March 8th 2018


Advising and Registration for Fall 2018 courses.

Priority registration for Fall begins April 20th. Be sure to meet with a faculty advisor in the Engineering Technology Division (NOT Central Advising) before then to plan our classes. You can see the different faculty advisors on our Faculty and Staff page.

October 2017

Advising:

It’s that time of year again! Be sure to meet up with your faculty advisor (it is recommended that you not go to central advising or any other campus, come to only one of the advisors listed on our Faculty and Staff webpage) to plan and sign up for classes in Summer and Fall 2017.

New Lab Tech

We have a new Lab Technician in the lab. Nick Nalley is a former CPCC student and will be available in the lab during normal daytime hours.

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students.  View the full calendar of fall 2017 visits.

April 2017

Advising:

It’s that time of year again! Be sure to meet up with your faculty advisor (it is recommended that you not go to central advising or any other campus, come to only one of the advisors listed on our Faculty and Staff webpage) to plan and sign up for classes in Summer and Fall 2017.

Be sure to check out and use the new powerful advising tool called “Academic Plan” in MyCollege. The video below shows just some of the features available. Before you sign up for classes, be sure to meet with one of our faculty advisors to make sure the classes you’d like to sign up for are going to be the correct ones for your degree program.

Co-Ops, Internships, and Jobs, Oh My!

If you are looking for a Co-op, Internship or a job in the engineering field, we have some available. You can get credit for your degree program through Workplace Learning, and most of these opportunities are paid!  Any student that wants to know more be sure to stop by and visit Eric Easton in the Advanced Technology building (ET department).

Eric Easton, Program Coordinator, Engineering Technology
Advanced Tech Center, Rm 301-B6
Central Campus
Phone Number: 330.2722 x 3181
eric.easton@cpcc.edu

Study Sessions and One-on-One Help:

Don’t forget that we have two Lab assistants whose sole responsibility is to help students in our program. TAs are available throughout the week for help with Circuits 1, Digital Logic, as well as with Lab Report formatting, math classes up to Calc 2, and even Physics. Check out their schedules here to see when they can meet with you. It is always nice if you email them about a day ahead to make an appointment and make sure they are expecting you .

The show “Shark Tank” will be coming to UNC-Charlotte to look for auditions. Check it out here.

February 2017

There are lots of great things happening this month!

New Lab Techs:

We’d like to welcome our two new lab techs to the program. These guys will be holding study sessions several times a week for classes in the CEEET department. If you need help in Circuits 1 for example, you can either set up an appointment with them to work in the lab individually or come to the study sessions. These sessions are not designed to teach you new material, nor are they designed to answer your homework questions directly, rather to learn. In past semesters when these have been offered students who come to these sessions typically make 1/2 to a full letter grade higher in the class than those who do not show up.

You can see their availability or make an appointment with them here.

Transfer Information:

“Mind Over Math” Workshops
Back by popular demand, Counseling Services will offer a math anxiety workshop, “Mind over Math,” twice this semester. The next one is Tuesday, 2/21/17 at 10 a.m. in the Zeiss Building, Room 1102. This 60-minute workshop is packed with information to help students overcome math avoidance and gain strategies to feel more calm and focused while doing math. It’s helpful for students in any class where mathematics is used: math, science, business, accounting and more.
Here are some quick facts:

  • Mind over Math was designed by counselors specifically for the developmental needs of college students
  • It teaches proven techniques for managing anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviors related to math
  • More than 68% of past Mind over Math participants indicated that their knowledge on the topic following this workshop was either excellent or very good
  • One CPCC math instructor who attended Mind over Math said that the “workshop was very informative…I will share some of the ideas or suggestions with students.”

For questions or further information, email Counseling@cpcc.edu.