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Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics, A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5310
Interim Chairperson: Christopher McNally, Ph.D.
Williams Hall, Room 126, (518) 629-7275

Mission of the Program: The Electrical Engineering Technology-Electronics program is designed to prepare students in the design, diagnosis, and repair of highly technical and sophisticated electronic devices and systems. Graduates of this program will be prepared to seek employment in any one of the related industries involving electrical engineering or transfer to four year universities to continue their education.

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. To develop competencies in a wide variety of electrical specialties to provide breadth as well as depth of knowledge to a graduate.
  2. To expose students to technically relevant practices and procedures required for success.
  3. To foster problem solving capabilities within the field of electrical engineering.
  4. To maintain a relevant curriculum to match emerging changes in technical fields.
  5. Provide students with the ability to apply knowledge to emerging technical fields.
  6. Prepare students to find employment in the electrical fields or transfer to a four year university.

Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  4. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  6. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics (ELT)
Headcount Summary
Semester Full Time Part Time Total Graduates
Fall 2013 50 21 71 12
Fall 2014 71 9 80 14
Fall 2015 54 15 69 17
Fall 2016 39 16 55 22
Fall 2017 48 15 63 9

The Electrical Engineering Technology program trains students for careers as engineering technicians. The training provided is field oriented, generally covering the principles and practices which are pertinent to the industrial applications of electricity, electronics and microelectronics. Upon graduation, the student is prepared to work in capacity field service, test and manufacturing, or may transfer to a baccalaureate program in Engineering Technology.

Most Electrical Engineering Technology courses take a mathematical approach, typically consisting of both theory and laboratory. In the theory portion, the student learns basic rules and principles and their applications. In the laboratory, the student experimentally verifies the validity of these rules and principles, while developing a proficiency in the use of electronic test equipment.

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course)  Fall only Additional science, math, and mechanical drawing courses recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $670.

Total Credits Required: 62

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the Department Chairperson.
**Required of first time, full-time students.

Total Credits Required: 62

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 14

Second Term

Term Total: 15

Third Term

Term Total: 16

Fourth Term

Term Total: 17