About the Engineering Technology Department
The Engineering Technology (ET) Department at Queensborough Community College offers six AAS degree programs in technology and an AS degree program in Engineering Science:
- AAS-Architectural Technology
- AAS -Computer Engineering Technology*
- AAS-Electronic Engineering Technology *
- AAS-Mechanical Engineering Technology*
- AAS-Telecommunications Technology
- AAS-Internet and Information Technology
- AS-Engineering Science
*The Computer Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, and the Mechanical Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC of ABET). Additional information on ETAC of ABET can be found at http://www.abet.org/.
The department also offers a corporate-specific AAS degree in Telecommunications Technology to employees of Verizon (Next Step Program), a one-year certificate program in New Media Technology, and industry certification programs including A+ Certification and Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW).
The Engineering Technology Department maintains thirteen modern laboratories, all of which contain state-of-the-art equipment. These include a Machine Shop, Strength of Material/Metallurgy, Thermodynamics, and a Computerized Drafting Laboratory. Four electronic laboratories contain professional-level measurement, instrumentation equipment, surface mounted soldering stations, and printed circuit board milling machines such as might be used in a well-equipped industrial laboratory. Each workbench in our electronic laboratories has a desktop computer, which is connected to the department and college network and the Internet and has been incorporated into the coursework. Five additional computer laboratories each contain 20 general-purpose multimedia computer workstations. Two additional 16-workstation laboratories provide specialized networking, telecommunications, and new media capabilities. Another multipurpose 24-workstation computer laboratory provides complete distance learning capabilities including video conferencing and advanced Internet web technology. Furthermore, all of the computer systems in our laboratories have been integrated with a state-of-the-art lecture presentation system Insight, which enables the instructor to broadcast material to every computer screen, monitor each workstation, and control each individual computer system. SmartBoard projection systems are also included in all laboratories. Additionally, a faculty development laboratory is maintained for faculty research and course development.
The Department has 22 full-time faculty, with Ph.D.’s, PE licenses and a considerable number of years of industrial engineering experience. The Department also includes 8 College Laboratory Technicians and 2 office secretaries. The faculty members of the Engineering Technology Department are highly qualified. Most faculty members have been developing textbooks and laboratory manuals which are used by the department and other colleges around the country. This strength ensures that students are receiving the most up-to-date material and that the faculty is recognized by its peers for producing quality material. The faculty has secured National Science Foundation (NSF), New York State Perkins, corporate, and local government grants, which has enabled the department to remain at the forefront of engineering technology education.
The Technology Learning Academy is a program that has been implemented at Queensborough Community College for the purpose of increasing student retention and improving graduation rates. It provides a comprehensive program of activities which are designed to establish an environment for student success. The Technology Learning Academy is aimed at providing a special identity for students, grouped by one of eight academic programs. Components of the Technology Learning Academy include specialized blocked and linked courses, targeted advisement, peer and faculty tutoring, monthly speakers and events, projects, field trips, and a close interaction among individual students, groups of students, faculty and staff. These components help to develop camaraderie and friendship among both students and faculty. The purpose is to provide our students with the best educational experience possible and to move them through to the achievement of their educational goals, especially graduation, in a timely fashion.
The Department sponsors an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Club, a Mechanical Engineering Club, an Amateur (HAM) Radio Club, a Robotics Club, a Computer Programming Club, a Computer Gaming Club, a New Media Technology Club and the Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society.
For additional information about the Engineering Technology Department at Queensborough Community College, please contact the department (718-631-6207).