Electrical Engineering Technology (BS)

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Electrical systems are everywhere. Systems as diverse as computers, cell phones, smart grids, and wind turbines all employ similar underlying principles. Our graduates in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) are well prepared to work on these systems and many others. At Vermont Tech, theory learned in the classroom is reinforced by laboratory exercises in EET classes. Laboratories are equipped with instruments, power supplies, and controllers used widely in the industry and we offer analog and digital laboratories at both campuses. 

Electrical Engineering Technology is a degree recognized both locally and nationally. Engineering graduates are involved in a wide spectrum of activities, from software design to the assembly of complex control systems. Graduates of this program will have the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and/or maintenance of electrical/electronic systems. In addition to having strengths in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of existing electrical systems, graduates will be well-prepared for development and implementation of electrical/electronic systems. They will be able to take on the role of engineers and senior technicians in the design and manufacture of complex systems, as well as field support and customer service inquiries. Graduates will have the skills, technical experience, and capabilities necessary to succeed in the workplace. Recent Vermont Tech graduates are involved in alternative energy, chip production/design, aviation, and many other fields.

For the first two years of the program, students will follow the same curriculum as the associate degree. For the +2 portion of the curriculum, students will broaden and deepen their knowledge in the areas of mathematics; physics; arts and humanities; social sciences; electromechanical systems; programming; and advanced electrical design.

In addition to all of the objectives included in the associate program, the educational objectives for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program include:

  • Analyzing, designing, and implementing electrical and electronic systems and products
  • Applying project management techniques to electrical/electronic systems
  • Demonstrating creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by researching and developing multiple solutions to problems and using a variety of tools and techniques in their work

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of electrical engineering technology to broadly defined engineering technology activities
  • Select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to electrical engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and apply experimental results to improve processes
  • Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to Electrical Engineering Technology educational objectives
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team
  • Identify, analyze, and solve broadly 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
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • 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.

General education requirements for the program include 24 credits minimum, nine of which must contain a strong writing component. Three of these credits are included in ELT 4701 and ELT 4702.

Engineering Technology Scholarship

$10,000

An annual scholarship for students who qualify, based on admission to the college, cumulative grade point average, non-VT residency, and intended major in any of Vermont Tech's Engineering Technology degree programs.

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To find out your eligibility for your total aid package, we encourage you to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA and enter our school code: 003689.

To learn more about our programs and the Engineering Technology Scholarship, contact the Assistant Director of Admissions and Engineering Recruitment Specialist, Paul. Give him a call or email him a question.

Paul is here to help you learn why thousands of students have choosen Vermont Tech for its great job placement rates, close-knit community and STEM education.

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Paul Winters

Assistant Director of Admissions
Engineering Technology Recruitment Specialist

Call (802) 728-1809
Email paul.winters@vtc.edu

 

 

Program Facts

Type of Degree:
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Location:
Williston Campus
Credit Requirements:
123

Education & Career Opportunities

100

Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Electrical Engineering Technology

Vermont Tech Electrical Engineering Technology student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.

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