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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.

Graduates of this program are able to work in any number of challenging positions. As engineering technicians, they may participate in such varied activities as research, development, design, production, or manufacturing of complex electrical, electronic, or electromechanical products. Testing, quality control, marketing, installation, and customer service are among the job opportunities available.

Students may also pursue a dual major with Computer Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. Upon completion of a two-year associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, students may pursue a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, or Business Technology & Management.

During National Engineers Week 2016, an electrical engineering student, Torrie Weston, was awarded Student Engineer of the Year. Read more...

The 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

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 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)

Job Projections
315,900
Vermont Tech
Job projections
56,785
National

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
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