Students will be provided the opportunity to study the design and operational characteristics of electrical circuits, electrical machinery, and electronics equipment. Other subjects studied include electrical drafting, computers, electrical power systems operation and control, and communications. Graduates are qualified for employment in instrumentation, communication systems, and electronics operation. Positions for which graduates qualify may be found with electric utilities, electrical equipment manufacturers, mining companies, manufacturing concerns, and other industries where electrical equipment is utilized or serviced. The associate and baccalaureate degree programs in electrical engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Electrical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.
Program Educational Objectives
Baccalaureate degree graduates will demonstrate additional depth and breadth to the program educational objectives. In addition, the following accomplishments are also expected of baccalaureate degree graduates.
1. Graduates can use the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
2. Graduates can use the application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
3. Graduates have the ability to analyze, design, and implement one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.
4. Graduates have the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems
5. Graduates have the ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems.
The Electrical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program outcomes to describe what students are expected to know and do at the time of graduation. These relate to knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire in the program.
1. Students demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly- defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
2. Students demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
3. Students demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
4. Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
5. Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
The following courses are required for the associate degree and baccalaureate degree respectively, listed in the recommended sequence.