Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
This major is characterized by a high level of quantitative and analytical skills with a strong bias towards hands-on work, while retaining design theory and practice. Emphasis is on the skills needed to lead projects and interface with engineering and development teams. The major addresses the need for women and men with practical skills in electronics and computer engineering technology, who are ready to enter the workplace upon graduation. The design is challenging and unique. The technical content is relevant and emphasizes current topics in electronics and computer engineering technology.
Graduates of the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology associate degree (EE) can transfer into the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology bachelor degree (BEE) without losing any credits.
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About the curriculum
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Graduates from our programs are in high demand to fill industry positions such as engineering technician, field service engineer, test engineer, application engineer, senior technician, associate engineer, project engineer and systems software engineer. In addition there is a strong demand for graduates who study in the Robotics and Automation emphasis.
According to our most recent graduate survey the average starting salary for Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology graduates range from approximately $45,000 to $50,000.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics earnings for engineers vary significantly by specialty, industry, and education. The median annual wage for electronics engineers was $91,820 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $58,470, and the top 10 percent earned more than $141,190.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||17,090||$49.14||$102,220|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||15,820||$48.17||$100,180|
|Wired Telecommunications Carriers||15,310||$40.13||$83,470|
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing||13,260||$47.89||$99,620|
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing||8,310||$45.39||$94,420|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
The four-year BEE major provides a unique opportunity for students enrolled in the two-year EE major to continue their education and expand job skills in the electronics and computer engineering industry. The first two years of both majors share the same courses, allowing for easy transfer into the four-year degree without loss of credits.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Students are advised not to purchase new tools before meeting with faculty on the first day of classes.
It is suggested that students have at least the recommended tools. Instructors will help identify what tools are needed during the first day of class. Free lockers are located in the laboratory area.
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
SkillsUSA Champions at Work
The purpose of SkillsUSA, a National vocational student organization, is to compete in more than 80 competitions in a variety of fields. Students can compete in the Electronics Technology, Internetworking or Technical Computer Applications competitions. Regular SkillsUSA activities include chapter meetings, state and national conferences, fund raising, and community and college service.
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.