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Regional College
Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Engineering of Information Technology provides students with a core of engineering-related courses and a focus on digital/electronic systems, robotics, microsystems, fiber optics, network engineering and electronic communications. Skills obtained in this program prepare students for positions dealing with designing and troubleshooting information acquisition, storage, processing, conversion, transmission and display systems. This major is available at the Tuscarawas Campus. Requirements articulate with the Bachelor of science in Engineering Technology degree.

Career Opportunities

In 2008, engineers held about 1.5 million jobs.

About 37 percent of engineering jobs were found in manufacturing industries and another 28 percent were in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector, primarily in architectural, engineering, and related services. Many engineers also worked in the construction, telecommunications, and wholesale trade industries.

Federal, State, and local governments employed about 12 percent of engineers in 2006. About half of these were in the Federal Government, mainly in the U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior, and Energy, and in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Most engineers in State and local government agencies worked in highway and public works departments. In 2006, about 3 percent of engineers were self-employed, many as consultants.

Engineers are employed in every State, in small and large cities and in rural areas. Some branches of engineering are concentrated in particular industries and geographic areas—for example, petroleum engineering jobs tend to be located in areas with sizable petroleum deposits, such as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, and California. Others, such as civil engineering, are widely dispersed, and engineers in these fields often move from place to place to work on different projects.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 71 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Demonstrate entry level engineering related skills in digital and electronic systems.

2. Demonstrate comprehensive skills in robotics, micro-systems, fiber optics, network engineering and electronic communications.

3. Demonstrate: a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to a various areas of Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology;  b. an ability to design and conduct experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data;  c. an ability to use modern engineering tools and techniques to design and test systems in response to user requirements particularly in the Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology field;  d. an ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team.

4. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of professional Engineering and ethical responsibilities.

5. Demonstrate an ability for effective oral, graphic and written communication.

Student Organizations

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Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.


Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (39 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  CADT 22009 Applied Engineering Software 3
  COMT 21095 Special Topics: Object-Oriented Language 3
  EERT 12000 Electric Circuits I 4
    12001 Electric Circuits II 3
    22000 Electricity/Electronics with Applications 3
    22004 Digital Systems    4
    22018 Network Engineering 3
  EIRT 22030 Survey of Information Technology 3
    22032 PC Network Engineering II 3
    22033 Fiber Optics Technology 2
  IERT 12005 Applications in CAD 2
  MERT 12000 Engineering Drawing 3
  TECH 33223 Electronic Communication 3
Type Course Title Credits
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  EERT 21010 Engineering and Professional Ethics 3
    22003 Technical Computing 3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
KMC   11012 Intuitive Calculus 3
KAD   11022 Trigonometry    3
KBS PHY 12201 Technical Physics I 3
    12202 Technical Physics II     4
  Choose from the following: 3
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)  
  ITAP 26638 Business Communication (3)  
  Kent Core Composition 3