+ Associate of Applied Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
Philip D. Weinsier, Ed.D., program director
Today's society is more dependent on electronic data and communication, microcomputer electronics, and industrial automation than ever before. This is evident in the increasing demand for professionals who can make informed decisions based on technical knowledge and experience. Thus, the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology degree program emphasizes academic preparation in the areas of digital and microcomputer electronics, industrial processes and controls, and electronic circuit simulation techniques. Combined with general studies and computer-based instruction, graduates are prepared for positions as engineering assistants, engineering technologists, production technicians, instrument calibration and repair technicians, field service technicians, customer service representatives, and other entry-level positions related to electronic engineering technology and electromechanical technology.
Students can choose from two majors, Electronics and Computer Technology (ECT) or Electromechanical Technology (EMT). While both majors are firmly grounded in the fundamentals of electronics, the focus of the EMT major is on industrial controls, including PLCs, motors and drives. ECT represents a more traditional approach to electronics, including programmable digital (FPGAs), microprocessors and embedded microcontrollers, and hardware and software simulation of circuits.
Graduates from the EMT program are expected to achieve the following:
- A broad knowledge of electricity and electronics and industrial processes and controls.
- A basic knowledge of computer systems and computer-aided design.
- An ability to apply acquired knowledge in the areas of analog and digital circuit design, programmable logic controllers and related automation systems, power transmission, and analog and digital design.
Graduates from the ECT program are expected to achieve the following:
- A broad knowledge of electricity and electronics.
- An understanding of computer systems, networking, and internet principles.
- An ability to apply acquired knowledge in the areas of analog and digital circuit design, computer programming, networking, and electronic circuit simulation.