The increasing complexity of industrial processes, a continuing expansion of research activities and the need for greater cost-effective productivity has created a need for a new group of specialists known as engineering technologists. These technologists work with professional engineers and scientists to design, install, operate and maintain complex technical systems. Technologists may also assume independent responsibilities for the coordination of the people, materials and equipment required to create these systems. To meet his/her responsibilities, the technologist must possess a variety of skills and have both practical and theoretical knowledge.
The Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum includes circuit analysis, electronics, computers, electrical power, communications, instrumentation and control systems. The program combines course work and coordinated laboratory work to create graduates who are capable of performing a variety of technical tasks. Both areas emphasize the latest in solid-state devices, integrated circuits and microprocessor technology. The technology graduate also receives training in technical writing, public speaking and general industrial practices. This combination of elements produces graduates qualified for a wide variety of commercial and industrial employment opportunities in the fields of electrical and electronics technology.
The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Electrical Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will:
- Secure professional positions in electrical, electronic, or related fields by leveraging their Electrical Engineering Technology skills and knowledge.
- Receive positive recognition and reward for the productive application of their skills and knowledge.
- Attain greater professional competence applying principles of continuous learning.
- Gain personal satisfaction through the exercise of competent, ethical and socially responsible professional practice.