Associate of Science (AS) in Electronic Engineering Technology
An electronic technician generally works under the supervision of engineers and may support design engineers developing a new product by assembling prototypes and testing them to verify their operation. The technician may also be in the manufacturing department to build, test and repair products. They may repair customer products, provide technical support to customers, or assist the sales organization with technical support.
Datacom and telecom companies employ electronic technicians to install and maintain their networks.Technicians are hands-on practitioners who know how to apply algebra and trigonometry to real-life problems, or run computer simulations to analyze circuits. To advance in these careers, it is also important to develop skills in communicating problems, ideas and solutions to others in the company. Those graduates in departments, which interface with customers, must also develop people skills.
Many graduates choose to continue their education and are accepted into Electronic Engineering Technology programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Alternatively, a graduate could choose to pursue a degree in business, acquiring both technical and business skills.Others who choose to enter the workforce are employed by companies producing consumer products, robots, medical device manufacturers, technology for other companies, defense contractors, or network providers.
Associate of Science (AS) in Biomedical Engineering Technology
Biomedical Engineering Technology appeals to students desiring to be technical, and, at the same time, devote their careers to saving lives by helping doctors, nurses and patients. Graduates become biomedical technicians who maintain, repair, and calibrate the electronic medical instruments used in healthcare. To advance in these careers, it is also important to develop skills in communicating problems, ideas and solutions to other employees.
This program will develop troubleshooting skills in analog circuits, digital circuits, and processors. In addition, students must learn physiology, medical terminology and the operation of medical instruments such as EKG instruments, defibrillators, and incubators.
In the workforce, graduates are typically employed by hospitals or a subcontractor for a hospital. Some graduates are employed by manufacturers of medical instruments or medical devices, or as field support technicians, after earning experience in the field.
Although this program’s primary objective is for students to enter the workforce after two years, some graduates choose to continue their education and are accepted into Electronic Engineering Technology bachelor degree programs, pursue a degree in business, or continue their education in clinical programs. However, students intending to continue full-time education toward a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology are encouraged to consider the Electronic Engineering Technology Program.