Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Accreditation: Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Concentration is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, (734) 677-0720, www.atmae.org.
Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Automated Industrial Systems , Civil Engineering , Electrical Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing , Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Design .
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 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. 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 the 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.
Program competencies. Upon completion of the Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
A. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the concentration of study to specifically defined engineering technology activities
B. Demonstrate the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology by applying it to engineering technology problems using developed practical knowledge
C. Conduct and report the results of standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiment or project results
D. Function effectively as a member of a technical team
E. Identify, analyze and solve specifically defined engineering technology-based problems
F. Employ written, oral and visual communication in a technical environment
Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or program coordinator, (865) 694-6497