Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Civil Engineering , Electrical Construction Management , Electrical Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering .
Electrical Engineering concentration. The Electrical Engineering concentration is designed to train individuals to function effectively as assistants to electrical engineers or independently as electrical/electronics technicians. The concentration prepares electrical engineering technicians to translate the engineer’s designs into systems and projects, collect and analyze data, develop design layouts, inspect work, check and repair equipment, and prepare reports for the engineering team. Electrical engineering technicians acquire a general education background, including mathematics and science, while studying electricity and electronics and associated technical applications.
Typical job opportunities: Associate engineering technician, communications technician, computer technician, electronics technician, industrial electronics technician, instrument technician, manufacturing technician, plant technician, service technician, systems application technician
Program goals. Upon completion of an Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
- Apply basic engineering theories and concepts creatively to analyze and solve technical problems.
- Utilize with a high degree of knowledge and skill equipment, instruments, software, and technical reference materials currently used in industry.
- Communicate effectively using developed writing, speaking, and graphics skills.
- Assimilate and practice the concepts and principles of working in a team environment.
- Obtain employment within the discipline or matriculate to a four-year program in engineering or industrial technology
Contact: Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483
Courses and Course Sequence
This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60
Electives may be chosen from EET 1410 , EET 1715 , EET 2655 , EET 2900 , EET 2910 , EET 2940 or as approved by an EET advisor.
Electives may be chosen from ARTH 2010 , ARTH 2020 ; ECON 2010 ; PHED 1100 ; POLS 1030 ; PSYC 1030 ; SOCI 1010 , SOCI 1020 .
Electives may be chosen from ART 1720, 1730; MUS 1030 ; PHIL 1030 , PHIL 1500 , PHIL 2010 , PHIL 2400 ; PHO 1200 ; THEA 1030 .
CET 1100 or MET 1100 or as approved by an Engineering Technology advisor.