ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
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 offers ETAC/ABET accreditation. 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.
The Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum is fully accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, 415 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; (410) 347-7700 ; e-mail: accreditation@ABET.org; website: www.abet.org.
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):
Departmental scholarships are awarded depending on the corporate and professional society grants that are received.
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Curriculum Code: 0699
Campus Location: North
Engineering & Technologies Division