Electrical Engineering Technology

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Overview
The Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for entry-level technicians desiring a career in electrical maintenance and management, design, planning, construction, development and installation of electrical systems, machines, automation and power generating equipment.

Beginning with electrical fundamentals, course work progressively introduces electronics, circuit simulation using Multisim, AutoCAD, and Visual Basic Programming.  Other course work includes the study of various fields associated with the electrical/electronic industry.

In the second year, students have the option to choose one of three tracks:  Automation, Electrical Design or Power Systems & Alternative Energy.  The tracks are designed to guide students to curriculum paths that cover the appropriate knowledge and skills.

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Course Flowchart

Automation
Integrated Systems Technology Certificate

This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the installation, maintenance, integration and troubleshooting of automated systems.  Coursework includes control equipment such as PLCs, PACs, networking, electrical machines such as transformers, generators, AC, DC, stepper and servo motors, variable frequency drives, and data acquisition using LabView.

Power Systems & Alternative Energy

This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the generation, management and distribution of electrical power.  Coursework includes control equipment such as PLCs, networking, electrical machines such as transformers, generators, AC, DC, stepper and servo motors, variable frequency drives, and the generation, distribution, and management of electrical power.

Electical Design

This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with electrical system design using computer-aided drafting software packages.  Coursework includes 2D and  3D CAD software, networking, electrical machines such as transformers, generators, AC, DC, stepper and servo motors, variable frequency drives, and the generation and distribution of electrical power.

The AAS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.

For additional information, contact the Program Chair Dave Ross 704.330.6215.

Graduates may seek employment as technicians, engineering assistants, field service engineers, technical managers, or salespersons in electrical generation/distribution, industrial maintenance, automation, electronic repair or other fields requiring a broad-based knowledge of electrical and electronic concepts.

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Electrical Engineering Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of the program.

A diploma in Automation or Power Systems & Alternative Energy is also awarded by the College upon completion of the respective track.

The AAS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.

Program Accreditation
The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Earning Additional Degrees
Students in the Electrical Engineering Technology (A40180) program desiring to earn an additional degree in Computer Engineering Technology (A40160), or Electronics Engineering Technology (A40200), or an additional track under Electrical Engineering Technology (A40180) must meet the specified course requirements.

Get Started:

http://www.cpcc.edu/getstarted