Division: Mathematics, Engineering and Physical Science
Academic Dept: Engineering Technology
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Ernest Joerg
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.