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Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology



Program Description:The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program is a planned sequence of carefully developed college-level courses designed to prepare students to work in the field of engineering technology. The program of study emphasizes the application of scientific methods, and engineering knowledge in support of engineering practices. Program graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree, qualifying them as engineering technicians with a specialization in, computer engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, or instrumentation and control engineering technology. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Employment Opportunities: The increasing complexity of modern technology has resulted in an increased demand for engineering technicians. Graduates of the program will be qualified to work with engineers and scientists in developing, producing and maintaining technically advanced products and processes. High placement rates, outstanding starting salaries and potential for career advancement are strengths of the program.

What is Engineering Technology? (PowerPoint)

ECET Curriculum Overview

Suggested Course Sequence:

Computer Engineering Technology Specialization

Electronics Engineering Technology Specialization

Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology Specialization

Program Objectives: Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that are used to describe career and professional accomplishments that the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program is preparing graduates to achieve during the first few years of graduation. The objectives are broad, but imply employment in the area served by Augusta Technical College, as an engineering technician or technologist at the two year associate degree level. This is consistent with the mission of the college.

Graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program will:

  • • Possess technical skills with a balance of theory and practice appropriate to their discipline, required to be successfully employed in their field.

  • • Possess a comprehensive understanding of work place ethics needed to function effectively in a professional environment.

  • • Remain life-long learners through formal education and/or professional development.

Student Outcomes: Student Outcomes are statements that describe what units of knowledge or skill students are expected to acquire from the program's courses to achieve the ECET program's educational objectives.

Each student of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • • An ability to use appropriate skills, techniques and modern tools to present solutions to technical problems in the field of electrical/computer engineering technology.

  • • An ability to apply knowledge of science, mathematics, and technology to solve commonly encountered problems in electrical/computer engineering technology.

  • • An ability to function competently in a laboratory setting, by following procedures, operating technical instruments/equipment, taking measurements, and properly analyzing and reporting experimental results.

  • • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

  • • An ability to identify, analyze, and formulate solutions to problems in the field of electrical/computer engineering technology.

  • • An ability to communicate effectively through written reports and oral presentations.

  • • Recognition of the need for continuous professional development and training.

  • • An understanding of the importance of professional ethics and traits necessary to be able to function effectively in a diverse, multidisciplinary setting.

  • • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

ECET Program Enrollment and Graduation Data