Applied Engineering Technician Degree

Energy and Automation Technology

The Applied Engineering Technician degree program at Colorado Mountain College will train you to work in a variety of industries:

  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas
  • Waste and Water Treatment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power and Electric Plants
  • and many others

The world is automating, and skilled technicians are needed!

All across the globe, factory workers are loosing their jobs to robots and automated systems. However, these systems don’t set themselves up (yet!).

This is where skilled automation-engineering technicians come in.

Whether it’s mixing and bottling beverages for the soda industry, or separating water from natural gas; all industrial processes are becoming automated.

While companies are laying off factory workers by the thousands, they are employing more and more skilled technicians in high-paying positions to automate their processes.

Prepare for the future today, and line yourself up for a high-paying job in the booming world of automation engineering!

Talk to a counselor to get started!

For more information, general questions, or to talk with a counselor to get started, contact

Tinker Duclo
Rifle and Glenwood Springs Campuses

Download Program Brochure (pdf)

See the Gainful Employment Disclosure: Electrical Industrial Instrumentation Technician

link - go to the Bachelors of Science page


Crissi and Barb Boe
photo - Barb and Crissi Boe

Challenging Gender Assumptions

Having the opportunity to go to CMC has been amazing because it allows me to be where I want to live. My experience in the applied engineering program has been awesome.

Crissi Boe and her mother Barb Boe are challenging gender assumptions, pursing AA degrees in Applied Engineering at CMC in Rifle. Both earned a 4.0 GPA and have been on the President’s List for several semesters.