Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Accreditation: Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 701 Exposition Place Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615, (919) 635-8335, www.atmae.org.
Program description. The Electrical Engineering Technology program is designed to train students to function effectively as assistants to electrical engineers or independently as electrical/electronics technicians, automation or maintenance technicians. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and skills in electrical and electronic circuits, AC and DC motors, robotics, motion control, instrumentation, data acquisition, programmable logic and computer-based controllers, and fluid power applications. In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices. The curriculum 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. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.
Typical job opportunities: associate engineering technician, automation technician, communications technician, computer technician, electronics technician, engineering assistant, industrial electronics technician, installation and service technician, instrumentation technician, manufacturing technician, production assistant, service technician, systems application technician.
Program goals. Upon completion of the Electrical Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
I. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of electrical measurement equipment, including digital multi-meters and oscilloscopes.
II. Perform analysis of DC and AC circuitry.
III. Apply electrical and electronic principles to solve engineering technology problems.
IV. Utilize digital principles, such as FPGA and ladder logic programming, to support industrial applications.
V. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team-based environment while applying safe work practices
Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or program coordinator, (865) 694-6639