Electrical Engineering Technology (AE)

Systems as different as computers, cell phones, smart grids, and wind turbines all employ similar tech. With a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology you will understand the concepts behind these systems and many others. Our labs have the instruments, power supplies, and controllers used widely in the industry.

Engineering technicians are an important piece of the puzzle. They work in research, development, design, production, or manufacturing of complex electrical, electronic, or electromechanical products. Testing, quality control, marketing, installation, and customer service are among the jobs available.

Like a challenge? Classes are scheduled for students to get a dual major in Computer Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. With a two-year associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, you can go the extra mile by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, or Business Technology & Management.

The ABET-ETAC program educational objectives and student outcomes are listed on the Curriculum page.

The Program Educational Objectives for graduates of the Associate of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Technology program include:

  • Having the capability to be immediately employable and productive in the workplace
  • Possessing qualifications for positions of responsibility based on knowledge of necessary skills
  • Demonstrating knowledgeable in both theory and application
  • Engaging in lifelong learning and adapting to new and emerging technologies
  • Continuing their formal education

The Student Outcomes are for a graduate with an Associate of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Technology to be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of Electrical Engineering Technology to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to electrical engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments related to electrical engineering technology
  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team
  • Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Understand the need for and engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • Understand and commit to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • Commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program enrollment and graduation count.

 

Careers in Electrical Engineering Technology

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Jobs
315,900
Electrical Engineers
Job projections
56,785
All Occupations Avg.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers working in the US (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2016 Median Pay (Electrical & Electronics Engineers) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • IBM GLOBAL FOUNDRIES
  • UTC Aerospace Systems Nanya Technology Corporation
  • Hallam-ICS Husky Injection Molding
  • Catamount Research & Development
  • Instrumart Benoit Electric
  • IBM Schiring Radiographic Imaging
  • US. Army
  • Optical Test & Fault Isolation ESD Lab Technician
  • Maintenance Technician Equipment Technician
  • Engineering Technician Physical Design Engineer
  • Instrument Technician Electrical Engineer Technician
  • Application Engineer Operator

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4Oct
Vermont Tech is proud to be a host site for this year's Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). We invite all friends, high school students, and community members our open house Friday, October 6th from 11 AM-2 PM on our Williston Campus. Our new Mobile Manufacturing Lab will be on display. Stop by for... Read More
5Sep
Vermont Tech has a demonstration space at the Manufactured in Vermont Expo, presented by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. A team of Vermont Tech Students and Staff will be at the Champlain Valley Exposition Wednesday, September 27th. Learn more about Manufactured in Vermont and Register on their... Read More
15Jun
At her first Commencement, President Patricia Moulton asked of the eager 2017 graduates, “Please be part of that change that makes this world a better, stronger, more respectful and tolerant place… We need you to be not just great graduates, but great humans!” It seems that many graduates, and... Read More

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