Jan 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Electrical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Degree & Certificate Programs

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS Code: 5310
Curriculum Code: 0699
Campus Location: North

Engineering & Technologies Division

Pre-Admission Recommendations: Math I, Math II, Math III
Recommended H.S. Courses and/or Experiences: Physics, Computer Skills
Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Electronics, Computers, Communications, Instrumentation, Automation and Power; or Transfer to a four-year college BTech or BS program in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field.

Program Description

The Electrical Engineering Technology Program has enjoyed more than 50 years of service to the local community. It is the only AAS degree-granting electronics program in Western New York that is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.  This program prepares students for entry-level skills as technicians in the fields of electronics, computers, communications, instrumentation, automation and power. It also provides the basis for transferring to a four-year engineering technology program.

Faculty meet the highest standard of academic excellence for technician education. Their credentials include graduate degrees in engineering or a related field, along with professional engineering experiences that enrich the classroom presentation. A close liaison between the faculty and their industrial advisory council ensures that the curriculum content prepares the graduate for entry into the local job market.

The objectives of the Electrical Engineering Technology Program are to:

  • obtain employment as a technician in fields of engineering such as design, research, development, applications, testing, manufacturing, processing, safety, quality, and technical sales or service;
  • achieve positions of increased responsibility (technical and/or supervisory) within an organization; and 
  • progress through advanced degree or certificate programs or participate in continuing education in engineering, business, and/or other professionally related fields.

Students are presented a solid foundation in electrical and electronics theory along with hands-on laboratory experience. Computer simulation and applications are an integral part of the curriculum.

Although the program adheres to rigorous academic standards, students whose high school experience is deficient are offered remedial courses. Faculty consultation, tutoring and schedule adjustments are also available for students.

Graduates find employment in electronics, utility industries and other fields requiring electrical and electronics technicians. Our graduates may select from a variety of job types including electronic repair, prototyping, testing, field service, industrial sales, maintenance, customer support and technical writing. Many students also continue their education at a four-year school directly after graduation.

Accreditation

The Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Certifications

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology Program may be ready to pursue certifications from a number of organizations depending on technical elective choices:

International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET): www.iscet.org

Electronics Technicians Association International: www.eta-i.org

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP): www.nabcep.org

International Association for Radio, Telecommunications and Electromagnetics (iNARTE): www.narte.org

Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are awarded depending on the corporate and professional society grants that are received.

Program Competencies

Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, the graduate will be qualified in dealing with the following items and their associated tasks:   

  • apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems such as building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems;
  • apply circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers and engineering standards to the design and/or building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems;
  • apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • demonstrate the ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and
  • function effectively as a member of a technical team.

 

 

Curriculum

Total Degree Credits: 64.0

Full-Time Students, Two-year Sequence


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


  • EL ___ - Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • EL ___ - Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • EL ___ - Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3  OR
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • EL ___ - Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3  OR
  • XX ___ - Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • XX ___ - 2nd Natural Science course with lab Credit Hours: 4  OR
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Credit Hours: 1

Extended Program Sequence


Students who score poorly on the Math and/or English placement tests may need to take several developmental Math and/or English courses.  If a student's math placement test score falls below degree level, he or she may take longer than two years to complete the program due to required pre-requisites for Math, Physics, and Electrical Engineering Technology courses.

Students who require developmental Math and/or English need to see an adviser to plan a proper course sequence.

Part-Time Students


Part-time students should consult with an academic adviser to plan their course of study.  It is important that courses be taken in the proper order to assure all pre-requisites are completed for each successive semester.

Evening Students


Evening courses are scheduled sporadically depending on student demand, and it may not be possible to complete the degree solely in the evening.  Contact the department for advisement before attempting to start the program.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Degree & Certificate Programs