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Electrical Engineering Technology AAS

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AAS Degree – Code #0699

David Hunt, Program Coordinator
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The electrical engineering technology AAS program 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.


  • The understanding of general processes gained through laboratory experiences prepares students to either continue their education or enter the workforce in the fields of microcontrollers, power systems, and microelectronics.
  • The AAS program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission(s) of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Program Criteria.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) - AAS Degree

  • An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • 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 application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic 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. 

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 
  • Electrical or electronics technologist 
  • Communications technician/technologist
  • Computer technician/technologist
  • Semiconductor manufacturing technician/technologist
  • Electrical power technician/technologist

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 100 percent are employed. 

Enrollment And Graduation Data

AAS Degree  Enrollment (based on Fall census)
2022 16
2021 10
2020 17
   Degrees Awarded
 2021-2022 7
 2020-2021 4
 2019-2020 7

Related Programs

Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician

Entrance Requirements/recommendations (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2
Recommended: Physics

Required Course Prerequisites

If students do not place into MATH 1033 College Algebra, MATH 1084 Calculus I, MATH 1323 Quantitative Reasoning, 1034 College Algebra of Functions, 1054 Precalculus, or 2124 Statistical Methods & Analysis, then MATH 1014 Algebra Concepts is a required prerequisite for completion of the major.

If students do not place into PHYS 1024 General Physics I or PHYS 1044 College Physics I, then PHYS 1014 Introductory Physics is a required prerequisite for completion of this major.

Technical Standards 

It is essential that students are able to fully participate, with or without a reasonable accommodation, in engineering technology lab and test procedures.  Engineering technology students should be able to: 

  • Maintain ethical standards as defined by professional societies such as ASME and IEEE (non-exhaustive list)
  • Appropriately use hand and power tools.
  • Appropriately use test, analysis, and measurement equipment
  • Maintain professional integrity in the classroom and laboratory setting
  • Communicate effectively, orally and written
  • Perform experiments safely in a laboratory environment
  • Visually decipher lab equipment digital or analogue displays
  • Understand and retain information found in equipment manuals, data sheets, and lab instructions
  • Comprehend written and oral directions; act on those directions safely
  • Visually identify and select hardware components
  • Visually distinguish computer software user interface elements
  • Interpret software outputs to analyze data
  • Have sufficient dexterity to finely adjust equipment settings
  • Interpret complex data tables and graphs

Courses that repeat or significantly overlap those 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.

Required Equipment

A tier 2 laptop computer is required for students entering the electrical engineering technology program. Laptop specifications are available at Some courses require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

Office of Accessibility Services

Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to properly participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at  or by phone at 607-587-4506. Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.

Electrical Engineering Technology - AAS Degree



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 Writing Studies 3
MATH 1033 College Algebra 3


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
GLST 2113 Global & Diverse Perspectives 3


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


ELET 3103 Electronics Theory II 3
ELET 3151 Electronics Laboratory II 1
ELET xxx4 Tech. Elective 4
ELET xxx4 Tech. Elective 4
SPCH 1083 Public Speaking 3
SPCH xxx3 Effective Speaking Equivalent  3
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective  3

If not required to take math due to placement scores, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of three credits; otherwise, take free elective.


  • 64 semester credit hours
  • 30 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least four of the 10 General Education content groups.
  • 2.0 grade point average in major courses
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and
  • Approval of department faculty