Division: Mathematics, Computer, Engineering and Physical Sciences and Technologies
Academic Dept: Engineering Technology
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Kary Ioannou
The Electrical Technology Department offers courses that keep abreast of rapid change in technology. For example, it took 2,400 years to advance from the abacus to the first vacuum tube computer which filled a room and it has taken only 25 years to advance to a computer on a microchip. Today, technology in electronics changes in a matter of months. The electrical technology program emphasizes a multi-discipline approach to support aspects of power utilities, and support the growth of electronics in health care, computers, automotive control, robotics and automation. As the electronics industry evolves the program is updated to keep up-to-date and prepare a student for a career in this field.
Graduates may transfer to four-year institutions offering Bachelor of Technology or Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technology programs. These courses are also offered in the evening.
In addition to fundamental courses in electricity and electronics, our electrical students study solid state materials, semiconductor devices, microprocessors, robotics, analog and digital communication, electrical machines, fiber optics, lasers, logic circuits, operational amplifiers, circuit design, energy conversion, computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided instruction (CAI). Modifications are constantly made in response to rapid technological changes to insure that the program is current.
To ensure that graduates become well-rounded professionals, candidates for the A.A.S. also received a solid background in the liberal arts. The holder of the Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Technology will be seen as a valued asset to his or her potential employers. The courses provide hands-on laboratories, circuit simulation as well as theory. The program is designed to support the growth of various allied fields which use electronics as part of their applications.
Core Requirements - Credit Hours: 28-30
Core Requirement Note(s)
* Recommended that students take PHYSC 101 - Technical Physics 1 (Mechanics) and Lab AND PHYSC 102 - Tech Physics 2 (Heat, Light, Sound) and Lab, to fullfil these physics/science requirements.
Degree Requirements - Credit Hours: 36
Recommended Technical Electives
Select two from:
Degree Requirement Note(s)
** Or a substitute approved by the Curriculum Chair.
Minimum Total Credits: 64
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers:
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) maintains a student chapter of this international, professional electrical society at Westchester Community College—Epsilon Omega Zeta, chartered in 1971. Throughout the year, the IEEE sponsors on-campus speakers on leading technical topics, day trips to electrical corporations, and travel to the annual Electro Exposition in New York, New Jersey, or Massachusetts. The IEEE aids students in employment search, college transfers, and exam review sessions. Westchester Community College has one of three worldwide student chapters of the Power Engineering Society (PES/IEEE).
Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s 4-Semester Plan .