Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology - A.A.S. Download to print
The Associate of Applied Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology provides students with a core of engineering-related courses and a focus on digital and electronic systems, robotics, microsystems and the design/development of electrical and electronic circuits. Computer and general options are available which allow students to further specialize; adjustments to optional course requirements may be made by a faculty advisor based upon student need and course availability. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test and repair equipment. Requirements articulate with the Bachelor of science in Engineering Technology. This major is available at the Ashtabula, Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses. Admissions on the Ashtabula Campus are suspended through fall 2014 and will resume contingent on university approval procedures.
They also work closely with electrical and electronics engineers and computer hardware engineers in the computer systems design services industry. Demand is expected to be high for technicians in this industry as computer and electronics systems become more integrated. For example. computer, cellular phone, and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies are being included in automobiles and various portable and household electronics systems. From 2010 to 2020, Ohio is projected to create 498,100 new jobs. The number of jobs is expected to increase from 5.368 million in 2010 to 5.867 million in 2020, a 9.3 percent increase.
Information obtained from the Bureau of labor statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for time period from 2006 to 2016 states that even with an increase in outsourcing, government figures indicate a robust job growth for many technology occupations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a student of this program with a few years of experience can expect to earn an average wage of $25.66 per hour. National estimates for Electrical/Electronics related technicians employed were 144,460 with 5.3% employed in Semiconductor and other electronic components manufacturing, 3.86% in Communications Equipment manufacturing, 2.79% in Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments manufacturing, 2.67% in Computer and Peripheral Equipment manufacturing, 2.59% in Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil; a smaller percentage of 0.38% are employed by Federal Executive branches, gas extraction, petroleum industries. These engineers are employed in every state, in small and large cities and in rural areas. Some branches of engineers are concentrated in particular industries and geographic areas and some move from place to place to work on different projects. The majority of these engineers were employed in Ohio, Virginia, New York, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona and California.
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Minimum 69-71 credit hours, dependent upon concentration chosen. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of professional engineering and ethical responsibilities with illustrations with real world cases.
2. Demonstrate effective oral, graphic and written communication.
3 Demonstrate and understanding of contemporary issues and the impact of engineering technology solutions in a global/social context and a respect for diversity.
4. Recognize the need for, and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
5. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
At the Tuscarawas Campus only by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), www.abet.org
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