The associate of applied science degree with specialization in electrical engineering technology is designed to provide the theory and application of principles, procedures and components that technicians encounter in modern industrial environments. Graduates typically find employment as industrial electricians, engineering aides, laboratory technicians and field service representatives. Electrical apprentices will find this program to be an attractive way to utilize the credits they have earned while pursuing their journeyman status to complete an associate of applied science degree. Many graduates transfer to nearby universities that offer a bachelor of engineering technology degree or bachelor of applied science degree on a “2+2” basis - two years at the community college and two years at the university. These graduates generally obtain engineering positions and often advance into management.
The program provides a solid foundation in general electricity/electronics. Throughout, the program maintains a commitment of “hands-on” laboratory applications to support and reinforce theoretical discussions of circuits. To this end, the Electrical-Electronics Troubleshooting course includes the construction of a finished electronic power supply that students may keep at their option.
Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level employment in the following areas:
- Automated systems technician
- Computer maintenance technician
- Electrical designer
- Electromechanical technician
- Electronic systems test technician
- Electronics technician
- Engineering aide
- Industrial electrician
- Industrial sales technician
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
The Electrical Engineering Technology Program provides education in the theory and application of electronics enabling students to enter the workforce directly upon completion of an associate’s degree or continue their education at a four-year college or university.
• Acquire and apply technical expertise in the areas of Circuit analysis, Analog electronics, Digital electronics, Microprocessors, and Communication systems.
• Utilize Virtual Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, Schematic Capture and Test and Applications software packages to refine skills and to analyze and design various electronic circuits.
• Develop and Demonstrate Problem Solving Skills.
• Develop a willingness to learn independently.
• Develop and demonstrate effective wiring and laboratory skills.
• Demonstrate Equipment/Instrumentation Competence
• Develop and demonstrate Technical Documentation/Lab Report writing skills and the ability to comprehend Technical Documentation including Schematic Diagrams
• Demonstrate effective Oral Presentation Skills
• Value Safety Training, Safe Work Practices and acknowledge Safety Standards
• Develop and demonstrate the synergistic relationship and integration of various technical and academic fields into the study of Electronics (i.e. Mechatronics)
• Design, Construct, and Troubleshoot AC and DC Motor Control Circuits and demonstrate an understanding of process control.
• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of DC and AC theory and operating concepts.