Electrical Engineering Technology

 

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.

Program Details

Campus: North

Physics, Computer Skills


Pre-Admission Recommendations:
Math I, Math II, Math III


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

GRADUATION RATE:

Within 2 Years

Within 3 Years

Within 4 Years

Fall 2012

5.3%

15.8%

23.7%

Fall 2013

12.0%

16.0%

24.0%

Fall 2014

11.8%

17.6%

17.6%

Fall 2015

5.6%

11.1%

 

Fall 2016

15.4%

   


ENROLLMENT TRENDS:

Fall
2013

Fall
2014

Fall
2015

Fall
2016

Fall
2017

Fall
2018

Five-year %
Change

78

104

104

98

85

71

-9.0%

 


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


 

For more information:
Anthony Klejna, North Campus
Room B101
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 851-1517