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