Electrical Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Overview

Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology can pursue a career in a wide variety of industries. Many things rely on electrical engineering: computers, telephones, radio, television, radar and sonar, just to name some examples. Students will gain hands-on learning working with circuits and equipment in COTC’s engineering labs, but can also take some classes online. 

Why choose COTC?

Flexibility

  • Students can enroll full time or part time and design a schedule that works for them.
  • The electrical engineering technology program has some evening and online courses for students who need flexibility.

Workforce of the Future

COTC’s engineering technology program help students gain the necessary high-tech career skills to join the workforce of tomorrow — for both established and new industries. With input from existing local employers, these degrees and certificates are designed to give students a well-rounded base of education that will allow them to move into any type of high performance manufacturing at the technician level.

And due to Intel’s announcement that they will invest $20 billion in two semiconductor manufacturing facilities in Licking County, creating 3,000 permanent jobs, the region’s high-tech industrialization will continue to accelerate rapidly. Intel plans to hire 70% of its Ohio workforce at the associate degree level. While earning an associate degree does not guarantee employment, COTC’s electrical engineering technology degree positions individuals extremely well for roles at Intel and many other manufacturing firms. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between engineering and engineering technology?

Engineering and engineering technology are separate but closely related professional areas.

Engineering technology programs are more practical than theoretical in nature, focusing on application and implementation. Graduates of two-year engineering technology programs likely assume engineering technician positions in maintenance, production or product development. 

Engineering programs often focus on theory and conceptual design, and typically require additional higher-level mathematics. Graduates from engineering programs often pursue entry-level work involving conceptual design or research and development. 

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study.

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students at COTC have the flexibility to take classes face-to-face or online. The engineering technology program has courses that must be completed face-to-face for students to learn through hands-on experience using equipment and technology in the engineering technology program.

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year.

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email NWK-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu.

Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete an associate degree?

Students interested in continuing their education to pursue a bachelor’s degree can consider transferring to a four-year college or university. Many of COTC’s general education courses are transferrable to public universities in Ohio. Some universities also accept transfer credit of technical courses in engineering technology. Graduates may consider:

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started.