2024-2025 College Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

Electrical Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Accreditation: Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), (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 controllers and computer-based systems. 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 outcomes. 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

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: 60-61

1MATH 1050  
Students not transferring to a 4-year institution may take MATH 1050 . Students transferring to a 4-year institution must take both MATH 1710  and MATH 1720  or MATH 1730  to meet transfer requirements. Enrollment in MATH 1710 requires high school algebra 1 and algebra 2 and ACT math score of at least 22 and an ACT reading score of at least 19 or equivalent math and reading scores or MATH 1030  or equivalent course.

2ENST 1352 
Students not transferring to a 4-year institution may take ENST 1352 . Students transferring to a 4-year institution must take PHYS 2010  to meet transfer requirements.

See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.

Elective to be chosen from CITC 1301 CITC 1310 CITC 1321 ENST 1370 METC 1320 , or WELD 1381 .  Some courses may require prerequisites.  See advisor to determine course selection.