College of Applied Science and Technology


Engineering and Science Technology

The Department of Engineering and Science Technology is located in Schrank Hall - North and South. Faculty members pride themselves in applying leading-edge technology to classroom instruction while using the latest technology to complement hands-on instruction.

Mission: The Department of Engineering & Science Technology offers market-driven, applied degrees (associate and bachelor) and certificates. E&ST faculty expertise (discipline education and real-world work experience) is a key component to our program success and facilitate the effective, experiential learning brought to our students. Strategic partnerships within the region help ensure student success and job placement.  The majority of our programs are ABET accredited, ensuring program quality and continuous improvement.  E&ST students have various learning opportunities outside of the classroom including co-ops, service-learning and professional student organizations.  Program courses are offered during the day and evenings in formats that include online, hybrid and flipped.

Vision:  Our vision is to become a regional leader in technology education recognized for our focus on student success and inclusive excellence. Through educational experiences that expose our students to the latest technology, we will empower them to become innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Areas of technical instruction include:

  • Geographic and Land Information Systems
  • Mechanical
  • Electronic
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Automated Manufacturing.

The department also provides instruction in the General Technologies of Chemistry and Physics.

In each area, students learn theoretical instruction and scientific theories that are applied in industry, plus plenty of hands-on training using equipment and technology.

Tau Alpha Pi - Gamma Eta Chapter

Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology students, just as Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa are for associate degree and liberal arts students, and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering students. Tau Alpha Pi membership is open to top-performing associate-degree and baccalaureate students in engineering technology programs.

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Schrank Hall South, Room 121 or 123 
Phone: 330-972-7051 
Fax: 330-972-4904

Larry Shubat
Department Chair, Engineering and Science Technology;
Professor of GIS/LIS & Surveying and Mapping

Shari Thorman
Phone: 330.972.6327

Joy A. LiCause
Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth A. Reinart

Josh Boley
Engineering Technician

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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