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Electrical Engineering Technology Associate Degree

Program Code: 106621

As an Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) graduate, you're skilled in testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting electrical and electronic devices found in machinery, computers, and communication. Typical careers for program grads include electrical/electronic development technician, electrical/electronic maintenance technician, electrical test technician, electrical/electronics technician, and field service technician. You may also choose to further your education by pursuing a four-year degree. The EET program consists of two tracks: a transfer track and a general track - the transfer track graduate can transfer to a four-year bachelor's degree programs in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology.

Follow Your Path

Ask your advisor about 2+2 transfer opportunities.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Electrical/Electronic Development Technician: assists engineers in the design and development of experimental and prototype equipment and products.
  • Electrical/Electronic Maintenance Technician: services and programs in-plant automatic control equipment, computers, robots, and other equipment.
  • Electrical Test Technician: tests, troubleshoots, and inspects electrical/electronic products (quality control testing).
  • Electrical/Electronics Technician: maintains equipment including motor controllers, cables, communication equipment, computers, security systems, CNC equipment, programmable controllers, robots, and automatic production equipment; works with engineers in building breadboard and prototype devices; and evaluates and tests electronic devices and systems.
  • Field Service Technician: services and overhauls equipment in the customer’s facility; works with sales personnel; and demonstrates new equipment to potential customers.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

  • Computer Field Service Supervisor
  • Electrical/Electronics Production Superintendent
  • Electrical/Electronics Maintenance Supervisor
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
  • When applying to this associate degree, students should submit the application directly to the General Track or the Transfer Track. The first semester is identical for each track. Students will have the opportunity to change their track prior to the second semester, where track-specific courses are introduced.

Suggested Skills for Success

  • Machine Tool Processes 1, 10-420-171
  • Machine Tool Processes 2, 10-420-172
  • Machine Fabrication 1, 10-442-150
  • Machine Fabrication 2, 10-442-151
  • Mechanics 1: Basic, 10-620-121
  • Mechanics 2: Intermediate, 10-620-122
  • Mechanics 3: Systems, 10-620-123
  • Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics, 10-620-100
  • Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics, 10-620-101
  • Fluids 3: Intermediate Hy, 10-620-165
  • Rigging Systems 1, 10-620-105
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Electrical Engineering Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
17
Second Semester
Semester Total
17
Summer Before Third Semester
Semester Total
6
Third Semester
Semester Total
15
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
14
Total Credits
69

Curriculum Note: Students must earn a grade of C or better in 10-801-136, English Composition to enroll in 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.

The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a "C' or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply electronic theory to practice.
  • Operate test equipment.
  • Build electronic circuits and systems.
  • Evaluate the operation of electronic circuits or systems.
  • Communicate technical information.
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Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer >> EXCLUDEEND

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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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