The Bachelor of Applied Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is a stackable associate-to-bachelor’s degree program developed to enhance career advancement and bachelor’s degree attainment. The BAT focuses on professional practice, scholarly inquiry, organizational leadership, management principles, engineering principles, and the technical skills to identify and resolve production problems in the manufacturing of products.
The BAT Program is an affordable pathway to earn an advanced credential and enhance your career in Austin’s thriving manufacturing sector. The BAT in Manufacturing Engineering Technology bridges the demand for skilled professionals in the industry.
The Bachelor of Applied Technology degree program is for students who have completed applicable Associate of Applied Science degrees. Concentration areas include:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Architecture & Engineering Computer-Aided Design
- Automotive Technology
- Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
- Building Construction Technology
- Computer Information Technology
- Engineering Technology
- Geographic Information Systems
- Heating Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology
- Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Welding Technology
- Engineering (Pending)
BAT Degree & Courses
The BAT in Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree consists of 45 credits of technical courses, 42-44 credits of academic core curriculum, and 31 credits of upper-level coursework. Up to half of these credits should come from the Associate of Applied Science degree.
BAT courses are only offered one time per year as part of a structured curriculum. All courses in any semester must be completed with a grade of C or better before proceeding to the next semester. Students must successfully complete one semester before going to the next.
Enrollment in BAT (APMT and SCLM) courses is restricted to students accepted in the BAT program.
- Have an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in one of the following concentration areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Architecture & Engineering Computer-Aided Design, Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology, Building Construction Technology, Computer Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Heating Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Welding Technology, and Engineering (pending)
- Successful completion of college algebra or higher-level math course
- Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale for ALL academic coursework
- Letter of Recommendation-One letter of recommendation from current/former faculty or employer.
- Letter of Intent
Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the BAT program, and enrollment is limited. Our ranking is based on overall GPA, relative experiences, and associate-level program of study.
The BAT Program offices and manufacturing classrooms are located at the Highland Campus (HLC), Building 2000, Suite 2.1540.
Now accepting applications for Fall 2023 – Deadline June 16th
Please review the Admissions Criteria and Application Submission Instructions below. Application packets are due by 5pm on June 16, 2023. If you have any questions, submit them at the bottom of this page.
Fall 2023 Information Sessions Coming Soon!
Attendance at one of the scheduled Information Sessions is required for admission to the BAT degree program.
BAT Program Application Process
Applicants must be enrolled in Austin Community College prior to applying for the BAT program. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the BAT program, and enrollment is limited. Priority will be given to graduates of Austin Community College’s Associate of Applied Sciences and Associate of Science Engineering programs. Second priority will be given to those living or working in the ACC taxing district and service area. Ranking is based on overall GPA, relative experiences, and associate-level program of study.
You must verify that each step is completed before your program application is accepted.
- The completed and signed three-page BAT Application. Download Application Here
- A Letter of Recommendation from current/former faculty or employer.
- A Letter of Intent explaining why you should be admitted into this program (i.e. industry related experiences, goals, applicable volunteer work). Your letter should be 500-800 words, double-spaced, and use APA style.
- An ACC Unofficial Transcript if you are an ACC graduate; AND/OR a Student Copy of Official Transcripts and course descriptions if you are a graduate of a different college.
- Your Resume.
TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION PACKET: Submit your documents in a single PDF in the application portal. You’ll need to gather all your documents and submit them at the same time. How-to Guide for Merging PDFs.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Request and submit your official transcripts to the ACC Admissions and Enrollment Office as early as possible to have your courses reviewed and applied toward program completion.
Career and Salary Information
Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment, and median salary in our region.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Median Salary: $96,326
Currently Employed: 24,813
24,813 people are employed as General and Operations Managers. This number is expected to increase by 17.1% over the next ten years.
Transportation, Storage, Distribution, and Logistics Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations.
Median Salary: $90,534
Currently Employed: 821
821 people are employed as Transportation, Storage, Distribution, and Logistics Managers. This number is expected to increase by 21% over the next ten years.
Industrial Production Managers
Oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. Coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.
Median Salary: $114,312
Currently Employed: 934
934 people are employed as Industrial Production Managers. This number is expected to increase by 13.4% over the next ten years.
Salary information is based on data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with labor market analytics firm, Emsi, a Strada company.
BAT Industry Supporters
Frequently Asked Questions
I am not familiar with how to combine my documents into a single PDF for the BAT Application Submission. Do you have a tutorial that I may use?
Yes, learn how to merge PDFs into ONE document using How-To Guide for Merging PDFs
- If I graduated from ACC several years ago with my AAS in one of the program areas, do I have to re-apply to ACC to be admitted into the BAT program?
I graduated from ACC with an AAS in one of the preferred program areas. But I did not take one or two of the prerequisite academic core courses. Can I still apply for and be admitted to the BAT Program?
You must complete the prerequisite coursework before being accepted into the program. You can apply to the program If you are within one semester of completing the prerequisites; however, you must complete all prerequisites by the end that previous semester to begin the program in the semester you are applying for.
I have an Associate of Science in Engineering. Can I apply for the program?
As of now, the program is limited to applied science degrees. However, the criteria may expand in future years to include the Associate of Science in Engineering.
I graduated from ACC with an AAS but NOT in one of the preferred program areas. Can I apply for the BAT Program?
You can apply for the BAT Program; however, first priority will be given to graduates of Austin Community College’s Associate of Applied Science degree programs (as listed above) and careful review of your technical coursework will be needed to evaluate your application.
Can I complete the BAT as a part-time student and what does that look like?
Yes. As a part-time student, you will be required to take the BAT Upper Division Courses in sequence during the same cohort semesters as the full-time students. The difference will be in the order in which you take the BAT Academic Core Courses. These can be taken with more flexibility around a part-time schedule.
Do you offer financial aid?
In addition to its low tuition and fees, the college offers financial aid and scholarships to students. View your options for paying for college.
Am I able to use my military benefits to pay for this bachelor’s degree program?
For more information about paying for college using military benefits, contact ACC Veterans Services for details.
I am taking my final courses for my AAS degree in the current semester. Can I still apply to start the BAT Program in the upcoming semester?
You can apply for the BAT Program; however, you must complete all prerequisites by the end of the
current semester to begin the program in upcoming semester.
I completed my AAS from an outside institution. Can I apply for the BAT program?
Yes, applied science graduates from other colleges can apply for ACC’s BAT Program if they meet the eligibility criteria. A copy of your transcript must be included in the BAT application packet and an OFFICIAL COPY of the transcript(s) must be submitted to ACC for evaluation. (Submitting Transcripts to ACC)
Can I apply for the BAT Program if I already have a bachelor’s degree?
Yes, you can apply for the BAT Program if you meet the eligibility criteria. A copy of your transcript must be included in the BAT application packet and an OFFICIAL COPY of the transcript(s) must be submitted to ACC for evaluation.(Submitting Transcripts to ACC)
Can I apply for the BAT Program if I live outside the Austin area?
You can apply for the BAT Program; however, priority consideration is given to graduates of ACC’s eligible applied science programs and residents of the college’s taxing district and service area.