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

Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5310
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:

  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 knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. 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.
  3. 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;
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics (ELT)
Headcount Summary
Semester Full Time Part Time Total Graduates
Fall 2017 48 15 63 12
Fall 2018 41 13 54 18
Fall 2019 35 7 42 18
Fall 2020 35 9 44 5
Fall 2021 49 7 56 8

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

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