Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Degree
Offered at the Following Campus Locations
Electrical, electronic, instrumentation, and computer technicians apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. Technicians use computers extensively to produce and analyze designs, to simulate and test how a machine, structure, or system operates, to generate specifications for parts, to monitor the quality of products, and to control the efficiency of processes.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC), of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Visit http://www.abet.org for more information, or contact ABET at: 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; Phone 410-347-7700. ABET is an international association that recognizes schools and colleges producing students prepared to enter a global workforce defined by a set of quality standards. These standards are guided by the following Program Educational Objectives (PEO) and Student Outcomes.
Program Educational Objectives (PEO):
- Execute technical tasks using modern tools and scientific methods to be successfully employed in an industrial environment.
- Demonstrate the application of science, engineering and technology solutions to solve technical problems in electronics/electrical and computer systems.
- Demonstrate an ability to prepare technical and non-technical documents by applying academic, analytical, team building and communication skills effectively.
- Demonstrate the understanding of work ethics, social issues and a need for lifelong learning and commitment to continuous improvement.
Student Outcomes (SO): An ability to:
- Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
- Apply a 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;
- 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 and understanding of the need for, an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development,
- Understand and commit to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for a diversity;
- Commit to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
This program requires either the ACCUPLACER® or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.
ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 64, Sentence Skills 70, Elementary Algebra 57
COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 79, Writing 62, Algebra 37