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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Technology A.A.S.


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School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Engineering 
HEGIS: 5301
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2021 to Summer 2022. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Electrical Technology Program at Westchester seeks to educate and prepare students for one of the many fields that require skilled technicians to develop, maintain and troubleshoot electronic systems. Our graduates obtain the core knowledge of electrical and electronic concepts and devices as well as skill sets necessary to perform testing and diagnostics, modification, and product prototyping of electronic equipment. 

Course work includes DC and AC circuit analysis, semiconductors, analog and digital systems, power and machinery, instrumentation, control theory, and programmable devices.

Skilled Electronic Technicians are required in many fields such as energy, medical, security, plant operations, consumer electronics, transportation, and research and development.  They work with engineers to create new products and implementations.  Graduates can advance their knowledge by obtaining a Bachelor of Technology degree either immediately or after some work experience

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to use test equipment and technical diagrams to diagnose malfunctions, modify and adjust equipment, and test or assemble electronic equipment.
  2. Demonstrate an applied knowledge of electrical theory and electronic components including programmable devices to perform equipment installation, test, and evaluation.
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of application software for testing, data collection and transmission, automation and control applications.

 

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ELEC 128   3  
ELEC 129   3  
MATH 131   4  
CIVIL 103       3  
ENG 101     3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ELEC 160   3  
ELEC 137   3  
MATH 161   4  
PHYSC 111     4  
ENG 102     3  
Semester Total Credits     17  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ELEC 218   3  
ELEC 239   3  
ELEC 282   3  
Major Elective     3  
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ELEC 240 , MECH 162 , ELEC 211 , ELEC 228 , or a subsitute approved by Curriculum Chair

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ELEC 204   3  
ELEC 207   3  
Major Elective     3  
Natural Sciences with Lab Gen Ed Elective       4  
American History, Western Civilization or Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ELEC 240 , MECH 162 , ELEC 211 , ELEC 228 , or a subsitute approved by Curriculum Chair

Minimum Total Credits: 64

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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