Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology | Kent State University

Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology

An industrial revolution...Communications equipment, robotics, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment and other electrical and electronic equipment - a world of job opportunities is open to the technician who can develop and maintain the constantly advancing products in the electricity and electronics field. With our Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, you will learn to design, develop, evaluate, test and repair the equipment in this field.

Why choose Kent State Tuscarawas for the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology program?

  • Complete a general electrical electronic engineering technology program which provides you with the fundamental knowledge necessary to enter employment fields while using a hands-on approach in the laboratory courses.
  • Work with analog and digital electrical circuits and program microcontrollers and robots used in LED lighting and digital consumer products such as cell phones, laptops, cameras, etc.
  • Affordable tuition costs.
  • Flexible scheduling options include evening and distance learning classes.
  • Participate in an active IEEE student chapter.
  • All credit hours earned in the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology count toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology, Electronics concentration. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program typically are employed as engineering technicians. Employment opportunities for electrical electronic engineering technology graduates are diverse, plentiful and are in high demand. This degree prepares you for positions both locally and nationally related to:

  • professional associates or aides to engineers and scientists in design, drafting and testing
  • laboratory and field testing
  • general hardware installation, calibration and maintenance
  • data gathering, evaluation and instrumentation calibration
  • technicians and sales representatives
  • technical writers in development of specifications or trade manuals

Accreditation

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology offered at Kent State Tuscarawas has been accredited since 1978 by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). 

Consistent with ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission guidelines, the following is a list of Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) attained by our graduates:

  1. Apply engineering technology knowledge and design skills to solve technical problems within the specialized field of Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology.
  2. Utilize effective communication, team and project management skills to work productively and contribute to their professions.
  3. Value personal attitudes that help one become a contributing member to society, including: initiative, responsibility, a commitment to professional ethics,  and the desire to continue to learn and grow professionally.

The Engineering Technology program has an established set of outcomes for each of its programs that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time they graduate. The Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology program learning outcomes are as follows:
Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to various areas of electrical and electronic engineering technology.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use modern engineering tools and techniques to design and test systems in response to user requirements, particularly in the electrical and electronic engineering technology field.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of professional engineering and ethical responsibilities.
  7. Demonstrate effective oral, graphic and written communication.
  8. Recognize the need to engage in lifelong learning.
  9. Demonstrate commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to utilize computer software applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing, basic programming and Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

Our current fall 2017 enrollment is at 25 students.  In spring 2017, we graduated 2 students. 

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Engineering Technology Department

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Paul Dykshoorn, Engineering Technology Director 330-308-7475 | pdykshoo@kent.edu 

Amy Bowers, Engineering Technology Secretary 330-308-7457 | abowers5@kent.edu