Associate in Applied Science
Department Chairperson: Joseph Dana
Hudson Hall, Room 129, (518) 629-4867
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:
- To develop competencies in a wide variety of electrical specialties to provide breadth as well as depth of knowledge to a graduate.
- To expose students to technically relevant practices and procedures required for success.
- To foster problem solving capabilities within the field of electrical engineering.
- To maintain a relevant curriculum to match emerging changes in technical fields.
- Provide students with the ability to apply knowledge to emerging technical fields.
- Prepare students to find employment in the electrical fields or transfer to a four year university.
- An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
- An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
|Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics (ELT)
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 Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Program Entrance Requirements
|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.