Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology-A.A.S.

DESCRIPTION: The Associate of Applied Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology provides students with a core of engineering-related courses and a focus on digital and electronic systems, robotics, microsystems and the design/development of electrical and electronic circuits. Computer and general options are available which allow students to further specialize; adjustments to optional course requirements may be made by a faculty advisor based upon student need and course availability. Requirements articulate with the technology 2+2 baccalaureate degree. This major is available at the AshtabulaTrumbull and Tuscarawas campuses. 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
In 2008, engineers held about 1.6 million jobs.

About 36 percent of engineering jobs were found in manufacturing industries, and another 30 percent were in the professional, scientific, and technical services industries, primarily in architectural, engineering, and related services. Many engineers also worked in the construction, telecommunications, and wholesale trade Industries.

Federal, State, and local governments employed about 12 percent of engineers in 2008. About 6 percent were in the Federal Government, mainly in the U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior, and Energy, and in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Many engineers in State and local government agencies worked in highway and public works departments. In 2008, about 3 percent of engineers were self-employed, many as consultants.

Engineers are employed in every State, in small and large cities and in rural areas. Some branches of engineering are concentrated in particular industries and geographic areas; for example, petroleum engineering jobs tend to be located in States with sizable petroleum deposits, such as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, and California. Other branches, such as civil engineering, are widely dispersed, and engineers in these fields often move from place to place to work on different projects.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 69 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and in major
LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
None

PROGRAM FEE: None
ACCREDITATION: At the Tuscarawas Campus only by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), www.abet.org
STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS:
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