Electrical Engineering Technology (AE)

School of Engineering and Computing

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.

A student with an Associate of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Technology will 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 electrical 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

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Professional skills: being immediately employable and productive in the workplace
  • Engineering management skills: possessing qualifications for positions of responsibility based on knowledge of necessary skills
  • Engineering skills: demonstrating knowledge in both theory and application
  • Innovation skills: engaging in lifelong learning and adapting to new and emerging technologies; continuing their formal education

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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12Sep
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked 19th among the Best Northeast Regional Colleges for 2019 in the annual best college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The college has risen in two important categories this year, in both the public college... Read More
17Jul
Technical education is alive and well in America and a growing number of students are learning skilled trades by ‘doing’. These hands-on experiences are leading to high-paying careers in many different fields. For those that want to showcase their technical aptitude before they enter a career,... Read More
29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More

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