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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Engineering Fundamentals


Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Fundamentals, launch a rewarding career.

Take the next step towards a rewarding career by gaining the fundamental skills and knowledge needed in the engineering profession. Capitol's associate degree program (AAS) in Engineering Fundamentals will provide you with practical design experience, utilizing models and simulations. You'll also graduate with a solid foundation in math and physics.

As an Engineering Fundamentals (EF) student, you'll study basic engineering principles, math, physics, chemistry, and other technical skills. With an AAS in Engineering Fundamentals, you can move ahead to a bachelor's degree in engineering or begin working in the field right away. Our program doesn't just teach you essential concepts; it gives you hands-on practice in real-time situations. We'll train you to become a skilled, knowledgeable, and versatile engineer who can make a strong contribution to any project. AAS in EF prepares you for automation, quality, and production positions in industries like defense, aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, healthcare, manufacturing, and mining. Potential employers include NASA, Festo, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, GE, GM, Lockheed Martin, Intel, Texas Instruments, Boeing, IBM, Tesla, and many others.

  • Engineering Technician - average salary, $44,7841
  • Testing Technician - average salary, $39,9921
  • Integration Technician - average salary, $34,4701
  • Automation Technician - average salary, $34,4701

1. Salary based upon 2020 Glassdoor salary data

Why Capitol?

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Our location puts you in the heart of the action.

The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find interships and high-paying jobs.

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Our classes are taught by working professionals.

A field like computer engineering technology is constantly evolving, which makes our faculty extremely valuable since many are experts in the field.

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Our motto, 'find a way or make one' delivers job ready skills.

Hands on classes, combined with extracurricular clubs like: League of Legends, the robotics club, and the gaming club, help you hone the skills needed to excel in the workplace.

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Support for you

Whatever type of resource you need - a way to improve your math skills, a place to exercise, help with a job search or a disability - we have facilities and personnel ready to help.


Key Faculty

Coray Davis

Dr. Coray Davis

Chair and Professor, Engineering

Dr. Coray Davis is the Chair Engineering and a Professor within the Engineering Department at Capitol Technology University. Dr. Davis brings nearly 18 years of experience in both higher education and industry as a Transportation Engineer. Most recently, he held numerous administrative leadership roles in academic, athletics, and student affairs at Elizabeth City State University after serving as Professor and Chair of the Department of Technology at Virginia State University.

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Dr. Chandra Bajracharya

Dr. Chandra Bajracharya

Associate Professor Electrical Engineering

Chandra Bajracharya received the PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from Old Dominion University, USA, in 2014. She is a faculty member within Capitol Tech's Department of Electrical Engineering. She was associated with the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics and worked on several projects funded by U.S. Air Force and National Institute of Health. Her research interests include wireless networking, cyber-physical systems, power electronics, alternative energy, communication systems, numerical electromagnetics, UWB antenna design, and signal and image processing.

Garima Bajwa, PhD

Dr. Garima Bajwa

Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Garima Bajwa holds a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of North Texas (UNT), in addition to her undergraduate degree from the Mody Institute of Technology and Science.

Top Employers of Capitol Technology University's Graduates

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Career Opportunities


The Capitol Commitment

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Market Demand Engineering

  • 82 percent of our students had a job offer within 90 days after commencement.
  • The average salary for engineering is is between $60,000 and $170,000 per year.



The associate of applied science in engineering fundamentals degree is a total of 62 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, and English and social science courses.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2021-2022 academic year, beginning in Fall 2021 and continuing through Summer 2022:

  • There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
  • Full-time tuition is $12,915 per semester, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $746 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • All full-time students who keep their student account current are promised their tuition will not increase more than 1% per year for four years
  • For the cost of living in Capitol Technology University's modern residential facility, click here
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

For 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.

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