Electronics Engineering Technology, Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Electronics Engineering Technology program is a two-year career-oriented curriculum preparing students for positions in electronics industries and related electronics service. Job activities center on technical problem-solving and the practical application of engineering.
The specific program educational objectives of the Electronics Engineering Technology program are to: 1) produce graduates that are employed and operate effectively in positions that lie between those of the skilled craftsperson and those of the graduate electrical engineer. 2) produce graduates that can successfully transfer and complete a baccalaureate degree program in electronics engineering technology.
Student Outcomes for the Electronics Engineering Technology Program:
- An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the Electronics Engineering Technology discipline to narrowly defined activities in:
- 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 electronic systems.
- The application of physics, algebra and trigonometry in the solving of electrical and electronic problems.
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to problems in electrical/electronic circuits or systems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems in the field of electronics.
- An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments.
- An ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
- An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
After obtaining an Associate in Applied Science Degree, it is possible to continue at a four-year college and to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology. No prior knowledge of electronics is necessary to enter the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Core electronics courses are sequenced along with applied mathematics and science to develop a broad background in the technology. Each electronics course contains a laboratory, which utilizes modern test instruments and applies classroom theory to practical applications. In the second year of study, students interested in health-related fields may select the Biomedical Equipment option (Program Code 3601). Cooperative Education, a work-study program with local electronic firms, is available.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
An existing agreement with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) provides students with a local transfer opportunity. Students should check with the Transfer Office about the latest articulation agreements for this program both locally and nationally.