Electrical Engineering Technology, A.S.

College of Engineering

The Associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Indiana Tech prepares graduates for a successful career as an electrical, electronic or engineering technician. Studies in mathematics and science are coupled with courses focusing on the analysis, building and testing of circuits. Areas of focus include analog and digital circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), electrical machines and electronic instrumentation. Students engage with these focus areas in classes and in laboratory settings, which provide them with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience.

All courses for this degree can be completed online, including the labs. Students will receive a kit to conduct all labs at home, on their own time. The kit includes measurement equipment, components and other tools that students will be able to keep and use upon completion of their degree.

Coursework in the Electrical Engineering Technology program also includes an emphasis on technical and lab report writing, as employers view communication skills as an essential part of the technician’s role in a work setting. Another unique aspect of this program are the optional, in-person immersion events at Indiana Tech’s main campus. The experiences will enable attendees to network with fellow students and professors, work with Career Services, utilize equipment in Indiana Tech’s engineering labs, participate in team projects and more.

 

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The kit includes measurement equipment, components and other tools that students will be able to keep and use upon completion of their degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our program are ready to work in a variety of roles, including the testing of electrical systems, maintenance of electrical systems, support of manufacturing processes and installation of electrical systems. Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the scientific, engineering and technical skill necessary to pursue a career as an electrical, electronic or engineering technician
  • Apply techniques in building, testing, operation and maintenance of electronic/computer systems
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements, as well as conduct, analyze and interpret experiments
  • Collaborate effectively and communicate well as a member of a technical team, both verbally and in writing
  • Address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity and a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement

Career/Salary Opportunities

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics information shows the national median salary for a technician with an associate degree in electrical engineering technology was $30.91/hour, or an annual salary of $64,000.

Companies across the country hire A.S. Electrical Engineering Technology graduates, including those in the information technology, electronics, advanced manufacturing and automotive industries.

Did You Know?

Indiana Tech is a non-profit university founded in 1930, and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the largest regional accreditor of degree granting, post-secondary educational institutions in the United States.

The biomedical, electrical and mechanical engineering programs of Indiana Tech’s College of Engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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