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ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY


Enrollment and Graduate Data

The Electronic Engineering Technology program (9420) had 92 majors, 140 total students enrolled (duplicated headcount), and five graduates in 2012-13.

ABET educational objectives and student outcomes

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Electronic Engineering Technology

Graduates of the electronic engineering technology program (9420) help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment.

Duties:

  1. Put together electrical and electronic systems and prototypes
  2. Build, calibrate, and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment
  3. Visit construction sites to observe conditions affecting design
  4. Identify solutions to technical design problems that arise during construction of electrical systems
  5. Inspect designs for quality control, report findings, and make recommendations
  6. Draw diagrams and write specifications to clarify design details of experimental electronics units

Electronics engineering technicians identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers to get replacement parts. They also calibrate and perform preventative maintenance on equipment and systems.

Electronics engineering technicians often need to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for putting together electronics units, as well as write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications.

Pay:

The median annual wage for electronic engineering technicians was $57,850 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,560, and the top 10 percent earned more than $83,120.

The Electronic Engineering Technology Program is ETAC-ABET Accredited

Industrial Electronics

Graduates of the industrial electronics program (9419) typically install, repair, or replace a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and manufacturing industries.

Duties:

  1. Prepare cost estimates for clients
  2. Refer to service guides, schematics, and manufacturer specifications
  3. Repair or replace defective parts, such as motors, fuses, or gaskets
  4. Reassemble and test equipment after repairs
  5. Maintain records of parts used, labor time, and final charges

Because automated electronic control systems are becoming more complex, Industrial Electronics technicians use software programs and test equipment to diagnose malfunctions. Among the diagnostic tools are multi-meters that measure voltage, current, and resistance, and advanced multi-meters, which measure the capacitance, inductance, and current gain of transistors.

Industrial Electronics technicians also use signal generators, which provide test signals, and oscilloscopes, which display signals graphically. In addition, these technicians often use hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, and wrenches to replace faulty parts and adjust equipment.

Pay:

The median annual wage for Industrial Electronics technicians was $51,220 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,240, and the top 10 percent earned more than $75,740. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics)

The industrial electronics program is not ETAC-ABET accredited.

 


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