Electronics Engineering Technology

Overview

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org

The Fairmont State University Electronic Engineering Technology program offers students a chance to succeed in a number of industries.  Electronic Engineering Technology graduates can work in the following fields:

  • Coal
  • Aerospace
  • Utilities
  • Glass
  • Computers

The capabilities a student has after graduation depends upon his or her degree of choice.  The Electronic Engineering Technology department offers both an Associate of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.

Both degrees require concentration in mathematics, science, written and oral communications.

Fundamentals of electronics are the base for the Electronics Engineering Technology program.

In two years an associate degree holder will master electronic specialization classes in:

  • Transistors
  • Linear and digital circuits
  • Microcomputer systems
  • AC/DC machinery and controls
  • Industrial systems
  • Communication systems
  • Programmable logic controllers

In four years, a bachelor degree holder will focus on design and analysis.  The longer program includes advanced classes in:

  • Linear and microcomputer systems
  • Data acquisitions and control systems
  • Independent senior electronics project
  • Electives providing practical experience

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Fairmont State University Electronic Engineering Technology program will be prepared for the workforce after 2 or 4 years of study. The skills learned are of high demand.  Graduates should consider positions like:

  • Electrical and electronics drafters
  • Electronics Repairers
  • Electronic Engineers
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Equipment technician