Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics (A.A.S.)

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology Program are currently working as field service representatives, electromechanical assemblies technicians, quality control technicians, system field support technicians, test technicians, electrical technician-dynamics testing, field engineers, service technicians and computer technicians.

The Electrical Engineering Technology field balances the concepts of electrical and electronic system design with the application of the theory in practice. Typically, Electrical Engineering Technologists perform a wide variety of tasks, from the actual design of a system or element to its production, installation, and performance.

Electrical Technologists are a hybrid of engineers (theoretical design) and technicians (performance, installation, calibration). ELT graduates can perform the tasks of both, with a knowledge of why and how an item works. This is one of the many reasons ELT graduates are highly sought-after in private industry. Graduates are qualified to perform actual job duties immediately; they don't have to be "re-trained' after graduation.

ELT graduates do not always need the advanced mathematics and science courses that engineering graduates are required to have, and often concentrate on performing the tasks needed in production. However, the program does stress a mathematical approach to problem-solving, typically incorporating both a theory portion and a laboratory portion. The theory portion emphasizes the basic rules and principles and their applications. The laboratory portion allows students to experimentally verify the validity of the rules and principles while developing a proficiency in the use of electronic test equipment.

A common misconception is that the Electrical Engineering Technology program leads to transfer to an engineering school. Our graduates transfer to Engineering Technology programs, which are advanced versions of our program. These programs are more "hands-on' than engineering programs, but still have the theoretical background that allows graduates to realize the processes involved in their practical work.

The Center for Careers and Transfer is available to students and graduates for placement in the field and career couns