Jumpstart your engineering career and learn in-demand skills

Equip yourself for an in-demand career with our flexible program that offers a personalized education, excellent teaching faculty, and incredible co-op opportunities. With a unique combination of software and technology skills and traditional manual skills, our program prepares students with the skills needed to excel from day one in their next job.

Our program is a high-value option with many students securing employment before graduation. With our amazing co-op opportunities, students have the chance to solve real-world problems directly applicable to their career. Launch our engineering career and apply today. Applications are now open for enrollment in the fall quarter of 2024, the final deadline to apply is August 1st.

Why Students Love This Program

High Earning Potential

Graduates enjoy lucrative career prospects, with average salaries around $63,000 per year, offering a quick return on investment.

Immediate Employment Opportunities

Strong relationships with major employers like P&G, GE, and Siemens ensure many students secure jobs before graduation.

Exceptional Co-Op Opportunities

The mandatory co-op program provides real-world experience and earnings up to $18,000, enhancing employability and financial support.

Hands-On, Practical Learning

State-of-the-art labs and real-world projects ensure students are well-prepared for the workforce with directly applicable skills.

Booming Industrial Growth

Ohio’s expanding industrial sector offers abundant job opportunities and long-term career stability for our graduates.

Partnering with Leading Employers

Cincinnati State partners with some of the best employers in the region, giving you both better pay now, and the experience that leads to a better job after graduation.

Steps & Dates

by 8/1/2024

Application Deadline

LIMITED SPOTS Available! Apply immediately to secure yours!

by 8/22/2024

Advisor Meeting Deadline

After applying, meet with an advisor to schedule classes.

by 8/22/2024

Class Registration Deadline

Register early for the best schedule options


Classes Begin

For fall semester

What Our Students Are Saying


What makes Cincinnati State’s Engineering Technician Program unique?

Our program stands out for its hands-on learning approach, strong industry connections, and built-in co-op opportunities. Students can earn their associates degree without financial burden, thanks to generous grants covering tuition, books, and fees. Our graduates enjoy high earning potential and immediate employment opportunities with major local employers.

Can I work while enrolled in the program?

Yes, our program offers flexible scheduling options, including evening and weekend classes, allowing students to work while they study. Additionally, the co-op program allows students to earn an average of $18,000 while gaining practical work experience.

What specializations are available in the program?

The Engineering Technician Program offers specializations in Laser, Energy and Building Automation. These specializations prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing, robotics, sustainable energy, and more.

What kind of support can I expect from the faculty?

Our expert faculty members bring years of industry experience and provide personalized guidance and support to students. With small class sizes, students receive individualized attention, mentorship, and the opportunity to build strong relationships with their instructors.

How does the co-op program work?

Cincinnati State’s co-op program is a key feature of our Engineering Technician Program. It requires students to complete two part-time placements, providing valuable hands-on experience in their field. Students earn an average of $18,000 during their co-op, which helps cover the cost of their education.

What are the career prospects for graduates?

Our program’s graduates are in high demand, with average starting salaries around $63,000 per year. Our strong connections with major local employers like P&G, General Electric, Siemens, and Ford ensure that many students secure jobs before graduation.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, Cincinnati State offers a variety of financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and loans.

Can I transfer my credits to a four-year university?

Yes, our program is designed with transferability in mind. The credits earned in the Engineering Technician Program can be transferred to many four-year universities, allowing students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in related fields.

What kind of job roles can I pursue with this degree?

Graduates can pursue various roles such as Industrial Automation Technician, Laser Systems Technician, Energy Systems Technician, and many others. The program equips students with the skills needed for many high-demand jobs in manufacturing, energy, robotics, and telecommunications industries.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The Engineering Technician Program is designed for full-time students to complete in two years. This includes coursework and the required co-op placements, providing students with a comprehensive education and practical experience in a short timeframe.

What is the student-to-faculty ratio?

Cincinnati State prides itself on maintaining small class sizes, ensuring a low student-to-faculty ratio. This allows for personalized attention and a supportive learning environment where students can thrive.

How to Take the Next Step Today

Your path at Cincinnati State starts when you apply, but If you’re not quite ready, you can reach out with any and all questions or explore college and program details like key dates, courses, costs and financial aid options via the links below or by requesting your starter kit.