The Electrical Engineering Technology associate degree program at COTC is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc (ABET).
Program Educational Objectives
Program Educational Objectives describe what graduates are expected to know and be able to do after graduation or with a few years of experience.
- Successfully apply fundamental mathematical, scientific, and engineering technology principles in formulating and solving electrical engineering problems.
- Successfully apply the procedures and steps for diagnosing a problem.
- Work competently in one or more core electrical engineering technology areas of practice.
- Develop improved skills and new skills to enhance the state of their practice in a dynamic professional environment.
- Work effectively and conduct themselves ethically in their professional environment.
- Acquire new knowledge by being a member or part of professional organizations and keeping themselves up to date of the new advances in the electrical engineering technology field.
The COTC Engineering Technology Department has adopted the 2014-2015 ABET Criterion 3 Student Outcomes (a-i) as our own Student Outcomes, and have augmented them to include outcomes based on additional required IEEE Curriculum Program Criteria (j-k).
Graduates in the COTC Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology program should be able to do the following:
- Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments related to electrical engineering technology.
- Demonstrate the ability to 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 an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Identify the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Electrical Engineering Technology Specific:
- Demonstrate the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering technology standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
- Demonstrate the applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
Enrollment, Graduation and Job Placement Information
The performance of the COTC engineering technology program is reflected through program effectiveness data. Program effectiveness data includes the program graduation data, enrollment data, and job placement data.
- The electrical engineering technology program’s enrollment for Autumn 2015 was 44 students. For all of 2015-16 enrollment was 59 students.
- The electrical engineering technology program had five graduates in the academic year 2015-16.
During the 2015-16 academic year, five individuals received a degree in electrical engineering technology. Four graduates responded to the graduate survey. Regarding employment status, two respondents reported full-time employment and one reported part-time employment by choice. All three respondents indicated their employment was related to their field of study. The average salary range for the employed respondents was $37,000 to $39,999.