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.
Earn a degree
- 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.