Electrical Engineering Technology
The AAS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. This program has specifically been designed to ease the transition for students planning to join UNC Charlotte’s BSET program, but can be also applied to many other universities.
Beginning with electrical fundamentals, course work progressively introduces electronics, circuit simulation, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, instrumentation, C++ programming, microprocessors, electrical power systems, LabVIEW programming, programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Other course work includes the study of various fields associated with the electrical/electronic industry.
If you would like to see a typical schedule of classes per semester for this program, please download this course Flowchart.
This degree 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.
This program is intended for university transfer, however, it can still be used to gain employment after graduation, but if immediate employment is your only goal, please see the Electronics Engineering Technology AAS Degree program which is designed for workforce development. Graduates may also 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.Click here for more information on employment opportunities with this degree.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Electrical Engineering Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of the program.
The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
For a printer-friendly version of this information, please download this Electrical Engineering Technology Flyer. You can also download the Electrical Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives
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