Electrical Engineering Technology

AAS Degree – Code #0699
BS Degree – Code #0216

The electrical engineering technology programs provide the skills and occupational competence necessary for entry into the field as an electronic or electrical technician or technologist. The technician works with and is responsible for all the electronic equipment in the field. Thus, in addition to a firm foundation in electrical circuit concepts, a technician must have laboratory experience.

The electrical engineering technology programs emphasize 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.

Through a recent NYS Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR®) grant opportunity, Alfred State College has implemented a new semiconductor manufacturing laboratory cleanroom facility. The new microelectronics laboratory has been equipped with Modu-Lab® semiconductor device manufacturing equipment, which gives students realistic exposure to the semiconductor planer processes, the technology in which integrated circuits or “chips” are manufactured. Integrated circuits are extremely small circuits fabricated on a monolithic semiconductor substrate. The rapid advances in the number of transistors per chip have led to integrated circuits with increases in capability and performance and have changed virtually every aspect of our lives over the past three decades. Oxidation, diffusion, photolithography, etch, and vapor deposition stations allow the students the opportunity to design, fabricate, and test their own simple integrated circuit devices while gaining experience in microelectronic fabrication techniques. The understanding of general processes gained through laboratory experiences will prepare students to either continue their education in the microelectronics field or work in modern high-tech industrial laboratories found at companies like 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 their first semester.

Both electrical engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, Inc. (ETAC/ABET), 111 Market Place - Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 625-2238, email:accreditation@ABET.org; website: http://www.abet.org.

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 may require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs) - AAS Degree

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs) - BS Degree

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

The AAS in electrical engineering technology program produces graduates who:

The BS in electrical engineering technology program produces graduates who:

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State electrical engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the electrical engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

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RELATED PROGRAMS

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Recommended:

Physics