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Electrical Engineering Technology, AS


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Major Code: 5704

Program Description

The Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (AS-EET) degree is a two-year program that provides engineering technicians skilled in electronics, power generation and distribution, communications, instrumentation, and other fields to meet the demands of local industry. The program provides a broad background in electricity, electronics, communications, industrial control and electrical machinery. Technical electives, certificate, and skill set programs enable students to tailor their education program for careers in specific industries. The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. http://abet.org

Program Educational Objectives

ABET Definition:  Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

Recent graduates of the ASEET program will be able to achieve the following career and professional accomplishments:

  1. Work competently in technical and professional careers related to the field of Electrical Engineering Technology.
  2. Communicate effectively in a professional and diverse environment.
  3. Achieve recognition and/or advancement consistent with their educational achievement.
  4. Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills through additional education, certification and/or licensing.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program are prepared for a broad range of technical careers by achieving the following objectives:

  1. The graduate will be able to apply principles of mathematics and science to perform technical calculations and solve problems of the types commonly encountered in electrical engineering technology careers.
  2. The graduate will demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems in a variety of the specialty areas comprising electrical engineering technology.
  3. The graduate will be able to function competently in a laboratory or field setting by taking measurements, operating technical equipment, critically examining experimental results, and documenting them in a manner suitable for use in process improvement.
  4. The graduate will be able to use modern computational tools for problem solving, including scientific calculators, computers, and appropriate software.
  5. The graduate will demonstrate the ability to communicate and function effectively with members of multi-disciplinary project teams in an academic or industrial setting.
  6. The graduate will recognize the need for life-long learning as a means of maintaining and improving the skills necessary for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
  7. Through exposure to contemporary worldwide social issues, the graduate will demonstrate a general knowledge of professional behavior and ethical responsibility toward employers, customers, and society.

 

Program Assessment

Program outcomes are assessed by a variety of means, including quizzes, unit tests, oral presentations, written reports, and final examinations. Outcomes based on technical expertise are assessed by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers EET Outcomes Assessment exit exam, which assesses student knowledge in a variety of areas of the electrical engineering technology field. General education outcomes are assessed by the General Education Portfolio.

Transfer Baccalaureate Option

Graduates of this program can seamlessly continue their studies in +2 Bachelor of Science programs at various other institutions in Electronic or Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology or Technology Management.

Advanced Placement Credit for High School/Vocational-Technical Center/College Programs

High school level electronic, electrical or computer-oriented coursework is not necessary for entrance into the Electrical Engineering Technology program. Introductory subjects are incorporated as part of the program. Students that have completed vocational or EDGE courses, may receive credit for advanced placement. Articulation/EDGE agreements are in place with various vocational-technical centers. Advanced placement is also available for students with prior college experience. Please contact the department chair.

Careers in Electrical Engineering Technology

The program prepares graduates with the technical skills necessary to enter careers in the design, application, installation, manufacture, testing, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems. Job titles of recent graduates have included: Electronic Technician, Management Associate, Electrical Technician, Engineering Technician, and Engineering Test Technician.

 

Student Achievement Statistics

Table 1-1.       History of Admissions Standards for Freshmen Admissions for Past Six Years

Academic Year

Composite ACT

Composite SAT

Percentile Rank in High School

Number of New Students Enrolled

MIN.

AVG.

MIN.

AVG.

MIN.

AVG.

2014-2015

13

17.27

NA

NA

NA

NA

13

2015-2016

15

18.58

NA

NA

NA

NA

20

2016-2017

14

15.50

NA

NA

NA

NA

7

2017-2018

14

16.63

NA

NA

NA

NA

9

2018-2019

13

17.75

NA

NA

NA

NA

4

2019-2020

16

17.60

NA

NA

NA

NA

22

 

Table 1-2.       Enrollment Trends for Past Six Academic Years

 

Year

(2014-2015)

Year

(2015-2016)

Year

(2016-2017)

Year

(2017-2018)

Year

(2018-2019)

Year

(2019-2020)

Full-time Students

39/28

39/37

32/26

22/14

15/21

29/23

Part-time Students

11/12

7/7

9/7

5/3

3/3

5/4

Student FTE1

50/40

47/44

41/33

27/17

18/24

34/NA

Graduates

17

9

16

12

5

11

 

 

Table 1-3.            Transfer Students for Past Five Academic Years

 

Year

(2014-2015)

Year

(2015-2016)

Year

(2016-2017)

Year

(2017-2018)

Year

(2018-2019)

Year

(2019-2020)

Transfer Students

17

5

6

1

2

2

 

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