Electronic Engineering Technology
Associate of Science

Electronic Engineering Technology

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Electronic Engineering Technology is the study of electronic circuits. 

Students learn both theory of circuit applications and gain "hands-on" experience by using electronic instruments, microprocessors and computers.  Areas of study include:

  • digital systems
  • programmable logic controllers
  • data acquisition
  • control systems.

Today’s electronics engineering technician must always be ready to serve our dynamic society. The expanding domain of electronics technology has reached into and overlapped many other disciplines. Electronic technicians of today are different from those of only a few years ago. The Electronic Engineering Technology Program at Naugatuck Valley Community College offers a curriculum that is designed to prepare students for these new career opportunities. The program emphasizes the fundamentals of electric and electronic circuit theory and analysis, but also stresses the role of computers, computer software, CAD systems, microprocessors, robotics, digital systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC's), various laboratory instruments, data acquisition and control systems. Students gain practical “hands-on” experience by using electronic instruments, microprocessors and computers. Also, a thorough knowledge of digital/electronic circuits is acquired, along with experience in electronic fabrication techniques and the design of printed circuit boards. As a result of the training and preparation provided by our program, the Electronic Engineering Technology graduate is an important and much sought after contributor to the engineering team in Connecticut’s ever-changing high technology industries. Typical job entry titles include: Engineering Technician, Research Technician, Customer Engineer, Field Service Technician, Test/Service Manager, Repair Technician, Assistant Engineer and Electronics Technician. 

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  • Degree options include:
  • Career-oriented students are prepared for beginning positions in the electronic engineering technology field. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified include: junior transformer design engineer, customer engineer, electro-mechanical engineer, test technician, electronic repair technician, printed circuit board designer/electrical drafter, project engineer, system test technician, field service technician/engineer, or work in the fields of electric utility, aviation, or controls and automation.
  • Students may transfer to the four-year school of their choice to pursue a bachelor's degree in either Electrical Engineering or Electronic Technology.


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Career Possibilities

Career Possibilities

 

Some career opportunities may require additional education beyond an associates degree.

Enrollment & Graduation Data

Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Electronic Engineering Technology

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total Enrollment

Degrees Awarded

1st

2nd

Undergrad

Associates

Fall 2017

FT

14

9

23

N/A

PT

15

15

30

Fall 2016

FT

15

6

21

2016-17

PT

21

18

39

6

Fall 2015

FT

14

10

24

2015-16

PT

25

17

42

12

Fall 2014

FT

13

8

21

2014-15

PT

25

23

48

14

 

Quick Facts

Electronic Engineering Technology Quick Facts

Work in an In-Demand Field
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68% of NVCC's recent EET graduates obtain employment in the field within six months after graduation.

Earning Potential
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The starting salary of Electronic Technicians is $45-$65,000.

Industry-Accredited Program
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NVCC's Electronic Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Gain Practical “Hands-On” Experience in a High-Employment Field

The EET program emphasizes the fundamentals of electric and electronic circuit theory and analysis as well as the role of computers, computer software, CAD systems, microprocessors, robotics, digital systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), various laboratory instruments, data acquisition and control systems. Students also gain practical “hands-on” experience in electronic fabrication techniques and the design of printed circuit boards.

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Currently there are no related workforce training courses available for this program.

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Student Success

Student Success

Our graduates have gone on to work in many different industries, including but not limited to:

Aaron Associates

Siemens

Eversource Energy

Goodrich

Honeywell

Duracell

Neeltran

Automation Development

Etter Engineering

Entrust Data Card

Space Electronics

Hologic

Quest Global

I2 Systems

Ergo Tech

Truelove & Maclean

EPS Technology

Timex

Johnson Controls

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Academic & Transfer

Nearly a quarter of NVCC's recent EET graduates transfer to a four-year university to continue their education in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Technology. NVCC has transfer agreements with the following 4-year programs:

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering - University of New Haven
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering - Fairfield University
  • B.S. Electronic Technology- Central Connecticut State University
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Career Paths

The typical starting salary for an Electronic Technician is between $38,000 and $45,000. A program that offers many options, 68% of recent EET graduates obtain employment in the field within six months after graduation in some of the following areas:

  • Electric Utility: T Scada Technician, Lineman Supervisor, Transmission Test, Transmission Automation, Substation Designer, D Scada Test Specialist
  • Federal Aviation Administration - Airways Transportation System Specialists (Environmental, Radar, Navigational Aids, Communications, Automation)
  • Controls & Automation: PLC Programmer, Control System Technician, Electrical Controls/Automation Engineer, Controls Technician
  • Jr. Transformer Design Engineer
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineer
  • Test Technician
  • Electronic Repair Technician
  • Printed Circuit Board Designer / Electrical Drafter
  • Project Engineer
  • System Test Technician
  • Field Service Technician/Engineer

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