Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs
A.A.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology
General Education Outcomes
A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:
- Communicate effectively in various forms
- Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
- Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
- Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
- Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions
To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:
- Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
- Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
- Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
Approved by the Academic Senate on April 13, 2021.
- An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results;
- An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
Program Educational Objectives:
Career Preparation and Advancement – Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills needed for entry into or advancement in the field of Electronic Engineering Technology.
Engineering Competence - Graduates will be competent technicians with problem solving and design skills, and have the ability to apply mathematics, science and modern engineering software to solve electrical and computer engineering technology problems.
Professional Skills - Graduates will have strong communication skills, and the ability to work successfully in teams.
College Transfer - Graduates will meet the requirements for transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in engineering technology.
Well-rounded Education - Graduates will demonstrate respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, ethical, and global issues, and they will engage in life-long learning.
Recipients of the A.A.S. degree may choose to work in industry, continue their academic studies in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology program, or both. The program is under the supervision of the Engineering Technology Department (ET), which maintains its status as a recognized national leader of Electronic Engineering Technology education through excellence in teaching, scholarship, applied research, and professional service.
The Electronic Engineering Technology program is heavily laboratory-oriented. ET operates ten up-to-date labo- ratories for student use, including electrical circuits, semiconductor, microwave and communications, feedback control systems, digital computers, LANS, Internet-based studies and New Media. The laboratories contain professional -level software, simulations systems, and measurement and calibration equipment. Students also become fluent with engineering software such as PSpice, SystemView, and Multisim. The department also sponsors an IEEE club and a Robotics club.
Electrical and electronic engineering technology are among the largest and most rapidly developing technical fields. The Electronic Engineering Technology pro- gram focuses on the application of electrical and electronics engineering technology to solve real-world problems. Students learn in a hands-on environment that includes projects throughout the curriculum. They receive a solid foundation of coursework in digital and analog electronic systems, electrical power systems, electrical machinery, solid state systems, microcomputer and microcontroller systems, industrial process control and automa- tion, computer programming and applications, and telecommunications. A wide variety of elective courses are also offered in specialty areas.
Faculty advisers work with students and help them plan their academic programs in line with their academic background and personal interests. ET offers many awards, scholarships, internships, and cooperative education opportunities. These opportunities provide students with financial support and help to broaden their knowledge. Students are able to earn college credit while participating in an internship or co-operative education experience.
Electronic Engineering Technology program graduates are widely sought by industry. Graduates have an excellent record in finding employment and enjoy relatively high starting salaries. They are employed in such diverse positions as electrical designer, electronic technician, research technician, technical sales rep- resentative, technical writer, and field or customer engineer. New York area companies employing our graduates include: Verizon, Hewlett Packard, Consolidated Edison, IBM, MCS/Canon, Aeroflex, CitiCorp, Kepco Power Supplies, MTA, LIRR, US Postal Service, Keyspan, Lucent, Northrop/Grumman and Underwriters Laboratories.