Academics

 

Electrical Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
http://www.abet.org

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Associate in Science
Program Coordinator: Daniel Courtney - 860-215-9417

For over 30 years, the Electrical Engineering Technology program has been supplying qualified technicians for Connecticut industry as well as for firms throughout the New England area. The Electrical Engineering Technology program is one of four programs accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

In the program, an intensive study is made of the fundamentals of electric circuits, solid state electronics, and their application in the electronic circuits and control systems. This study prepares the graduates for employment in a variety of electronic technology positions, as well as transfer to baccalaureate engineering technology programs. Due to major impact of the computer in our society, the curriculum includes a concentration on digital circuits and digital control systems.

In addition to the electrical specialties, the student in this technology studies a core of related courses such as physics and advanced mathematical applications. To meet the requirements of the degree the student also pursues studies in the humanities and social sciences. Excellent transfer programs exist throughout New England for graduates who wish to continue on to a four-year degree.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM- TAC/ABET ACCREDITED
(suggested two-year sequence)

 

Course ID Title of Course Credits
SEMESTER I    
CAD* K106 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 1
CAD* K107 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting Lab 2
EET* K105° Electric Circuits and Systems 3
EET* K106° Electric Circuits and Systems Lab 1
ENG* K101° Composition 3
MAT* K172° College Algebra (3)
PHY* K114° Mechanics (4)
TOTAL 10
SEMESTER II    
EET* K119° Advanced Circuits and Systems 3
EET* K120° Advanced Circuits and Systems Lab 1
EET* K134° Electronics I 3
EET* K135° Electronics I Lab 1
ENG* K202° Technical Writing 3
MAT* K186° Precalculus 4
PHY* K115° Heat Sound Light 4
  TOTAL 19
SEMESTER III    
EET* K254° Digital Electronics I 3
EET* K255° Digital Electronics I Lab 1.5
EET* K264° Data Acquisition and Control 3
EET* K265° Data Acquisition and Control Lab 1
EET* K274° Electronic Communication Systems 3
EET* K275° Electronic Communication Systems Lab 1
MAT* K167° Principles of Statistics 3
__________ Fine Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL 18.5
SEMESTER IV    
COM* K173° Public Speaking 3
EET* K258° Microprocessors & Controls 3
EET* K259° Microprocessors & Controls Lab 1.5
EET* K266° Advanced Controls and Robotics 3
EET* K267° Advanced Controls and Robotics Lab 1
TCN* K291° Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Project 3
__________ Humanities/Social Sciences Elective 3
TOTAL 17.5
GRAND TOTAL 65

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

( ) Course is considered a prerequistie for this technology degree.

Electrical Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree
Program Objectives

Graduates of the program in Electrical Engineering will:

  1. make technical and creative contributions and find employment in electrical engineering technology.
  2. appreciate the need to be life long learners.
  3. demonstrate professionalism and a sense of social and ethical responsibility in their work.

  4. engage in professional development or study in a four-year program to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.

Electrical Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree
Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students in the Electrical Engineering Technology program will:

  1. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  2. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical, computational and technical-thinking skills needed for engineering technology applications.
  3. Combine oral, technical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and to direct activities involving electrical technology.
  4. know of a professional code of ethics.
  5. describe concepts relating to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  6. describe how the concepts of electric circuits, electrical measurements, digital electronic devices, programmable logic circuits, electrical measurements, digital electronic devices, programmable logic circuits, electromechanical and automated systems, affect the design, maintenance and operation of electrical systems. 
  7. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex technical and non-technical problems; demonstrate creativity in designing problem solutions; and conduct and interpret experimental data and outcomes.
  8. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  9. recognize the need to be lifelong learners.