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AAS Degree – Code #0699

BS Degree – Code #0216

David Hunt, Program Coordinator
Email address: huntdj@alfredstate.edu

The electrical engineering technology AAS and BS programs provide the skills and occupational competence necessary for entry into the field as an applied engineer who works with and is responsible for all the electronic equipment in the field. Thus, in addition to a firm foundation in electrical circuit concepts, the program provides a robust laboratory experience.

This program will prepare you by emphasizing basic knowledge and skills during the first year of the program. Studies include fundamental DC and AC circuit analysis and digital circuit logic to develop skills in use of electronic test equipment and in use of tools and printed circuit fabrication equipment. Laboratory experiments supplement classroom instruction and problem solving. Computer problem solving and simulation aid in course instruction.

The second year of the associate degree program continues the study of fundamental electronic circuits. The areas of study include microcontroller circuitry and programming, electronic communication circuits and systems, and IC circuit fabrication on silicon wafers.

Advantages

  • The understanding of general processes gained through laboratory experiences prepares students to either continue their education in the microelectronics field or work in modern high-tech industrial laboratories found at companies such as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Kionix, Micron Technology, Motorola, National Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments to name a few. Students interested in a career in semiconductor manufacturing technology should consult with their adviser regarding selection of appropriate elective course work during the AAS and BS first semester.
  • Both electrical engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology is recognized as a “professional degree” that qualifies for experience/education credit toward New York Professional Engineering Licensure.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the electrical engineering technology programs. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops. Some courses require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) - AAS Degree

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments, and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  • The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  • The applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) - BS Degree

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments, and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  • The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  • The applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
  • The ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.
  • The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  • The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The AAS in electrical engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve electrical engineering problems.
  • Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as individuals and as members of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.
  • Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of electrical engineering solutions on industry and the general public.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support electrical engineering practice. 

The BS in electrical engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve electrical engineering problems.
  • Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as individuals and as members of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.
  • Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of electrical engineering solutions on industry and the general public.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support electrical engineering practice.
  • Design electrical engineering systems, components, or processes to meet industry needs.
  • Design electrical engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data to support the problem- solving process and project design.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Program

Alfred State electrical engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the construction supervision BTech, the electrical engineering technology BS, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or technology management BBA degree program.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Electrical or electronics technician (two-year)
  • Electrical or electronics technologist (four-year)
  • Communications technician/technologist
  • Computer technician/technologist
  • Semiconductor manufacturing technician/technologist
  • Electrical power technician/technologist

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate:

  • Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS degree): 100 percent continued their education.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (BS degree): 100 percent are employed.

Enrollment And Graduation Data

Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS degree):  Enrollment - 23; Graduates - 9

Electrical Engineering Technology (BS degree):  Enrollment - 60; Graduates - 12

Related Programs

Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician
Engineering Science

 

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

The Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology is recognized as a “professional degree” that qualifies for experience/education credit toward New York Professional Engineering Licensure. Graduates from Alfred State’s program are allowed six years of the required 12 years of education/experience credit and are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), formerly called Engineer-in-Training (EIT), examination upon graduation.

 

Entrance Requirements/recommendations (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Recommended: Physics

Electrical Engineering Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ELET 1001 Seminar 1
ELET 1202 Intro to Electrical Eng Tech 2
ELET 1111 Digital Logic Laboratory 1
ELET 1133 Digital Logic 3
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
MATH 1033 College Algebra 3
XXXX xxx3 LAS/Gen Ed Elective 3
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Second

ELET 1103 Circuit Theory I 3
ELET 1151 Circuit Theory Laboratory 1
ELET 1142 Electronic Fabrication 2
MATH 2043 College Trigonometry 3
PHYS 1024 General Physics I 4
LITR xxx3 Gen. Ed. - Literature Elective 3
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Third

ELET 2103 Electronics Theory I 3
ELET 2151 Electronics Laboratory I 1
ELET 2124 Electrical Power Circuits 4
ELET 2143 Embedded Controller Fundmtls 3
MATH 1063 Technical Calculus I 3
PHYS 2023 General Physics II 3
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Fourth

ELET 3103 Electronics Theory II 3
ELET 3151 Electronics Laboratory II 1
ELET 4154 Microelectronics 4
ELET 4224 Alternative Energy Generation 4
  xxx3 General Education Elective 3
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If not required to take math due to placement scores, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of three credits; otherwise, take free elective.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 64 semester credit hours
  • 28 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least five of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)
  • 2.0 grade point average in major courses
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and
  • Approval of department faculty

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics 

Electrical Engineering Technology – BS Degree

TYPICAL FIVE- THROUGH EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

Fifth

ELET 5113 Electronic Communications 3
EMET 5004 Instrumentation 4
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
MATH 2074 Technical Calculus II 4
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Sixth

ELET 6143 Electrical Machines & Controls 3
MATH 6114 Differential Equations 4
ELET xxx4 Adv. Power Systems or other approved Tech Elective 4
ELET 7404 Embedded & Real Time Systems 4
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Seventh

BSET 7001 Senior Seminar & Project Des 1
MATH 7113 Economic Analy for Engr Tech 3
MATH 7123 Statistics for Engr Technology 3
CHEM 5013 Applied Chemical Principles 3
PHYS 8013 Modern Physics 3
ELET 7104 Integrated Circuit Technology 4
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Eighth

BSET 8003 Senior Technical Project 3
EMET 6004 Feedback Control Systems 4
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts/Social Science Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts/Social Science Elective 3
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 126 semester credit hours
  • 60 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least seven of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)
  • Minimum of 45 hours upper division
  • Minimum of 24 hours upper division in major
  • Minimum of 30 hours upper division in residence
  • 2.0 grade point average in major courses
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Approval of department faculty

Courses that repeat or significantly overlap courses taken in the student’s associate degree program cannot be taken for upper-level credit. If the associate degree covered the subject matter in one of the required baccalaureate courses, a different course must be substituted and approved by the faculty adviser.