The Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics degree is designed to meet the demand for employees with electronics skills. You will learn electrical and electronic theories and how to apply those theories in a laboratory setting.
Program graduates work in the electronics field as technicians or in a variety of testing and manufacturing careers.
Graduates may choose to enter the workforce or continue their education at a four year-college.
This program is offered by the Automotive, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Technologies Department.
Entrance and Course Requirements
- The program is aimed the growing number of technician careers available in the electronics, nanotechnology and semiconductor fields.
- The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (www.abet.org).
Career and Transfer Opportunities
Graduates of this program are prepared for a career as an Engineering Technician or similar roles. Employment opportunities exist for those interested in working as: Field Service Representatives, Electromechanical Assemblies Technicians, Quality Control Technicians, System Field Support Technicians, Field Engineers, Service Technicians and Computer Technicians.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Recent employers for graduates have included: GE Healthcare; General Electric Global Research Center; GlobalFoundries.
EET-Electronics students have also successfully transferred to complete four-year bachelor's degree programs at SUNY Polytechnic and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technician, $61,130.
The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program should be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly define engineering activities.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- Demonstrate the ability to function as a member of a technical team.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments: and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
For more information regarding this program, please contact:
Automotive, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Technologies Department
Cogan Hall, Room 145
For more information about admission to this program, please contact:
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223