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Associate Degree in
Electrical Engineering Technology

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Electrical Engineering Technicians generally assist engineers who plan, design, construct, install, operate, test, and maintain electronic or electrical power systems and devices. In the electronics field, technologist jobs often involve the manufacture, installation, operation, design, and repair of a wide range of electronic products.

Many electrical technologists work in and with electrical utility companies and heavy industries where they are involved in electrical power generation, power distribution, and machine control. Electrical technologists are often involved with the installation, operation, and maintenance of computer equipment and instrumentation. Many electrical technologists also work in technical sales.

The Electrical Engineering Technology (2EET) degree program offers structured exposure to technical areas such as computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD), computer-aided design (PSPICE, MicroCAP), robotics, microprocessors, electrical machine control, and industrial electronics.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The Electrical Engineering Technology degree is offered at the following locations: Erie (Behrend), Fayette, and York.

Program Educational Objectives

To produce graduates who, during the first few years of professional practice, will:

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of electrical/electronics engineering technology practices to support design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance as required by their employer,
  2. Apply basic mathematical and scientific principles for technical problem solving in areas which may include circuit analysis and analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, programmable logic control, and electrical machines,
  3. Utilize computers and software in a technical environment,
  4. Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication,
  5. Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a multidisciplinary team,
  6. Show awareness of social concerns and ethical/professional responsibilities in the workplace, and
  7. Matriculate into a baccalaureate degree and/or continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace, through additional formal or informal education.

Program Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

Students should possess

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines to electrical engineering technology activities,
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge,
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments,
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team,
  5. an ability to identify, analyze and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems,
  6. an ability to communicate effectively regarding electrical engineering technology activities,
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continued professional development, including engineering standards,
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity,
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

For information on the number of students enrolled in our engineering technology programs, go to Engineering Technology Enrollment Statistics; for information on the number of degrees awarded in our engineering technology programs, go to Engineering Technology Degrees Awarded.

Contact Info

For further information about the Electrical Engineering Technology degree, please contact one of the following individuals.

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