Electronic Instrumentation Technology is the study of using specialized instruments to measure and control critical processes found in automated processes. Parameters to be measured and controlled include temperature, pressure, flow, level, analytical, and environmental processes that are vital to every production facility.
EIT technicians are vital to the successful operation of all automated facilities including: power production, pulp and paper, chemical manufacturing, environmental control agencies, petroleum refineries and many others.
The successful Electronic Instrumentation Technician is responsible for selecting, installing, calibrating, and maintaining instrumentation used throughout industry. The technician is also responsible for the configuration and programming required for systems to operate reliably and efficiently with minimal downtime.
During your second spring semester of the EIT program you will have the opportunity to apply for a co-op position with one of our co-op partners. Currently our partners include South Carolina Electric and Gas, International Paper, Showa-Denko, and BP Amoco. If selected for one of these positions, you will have the opportunity to work full time with one of our co-op partners during the entire spring semester. Credit will be given for your co-op participation.
"I never would have thought that I’d be going to college to earn my degree in Electronic Instrumentation when I graduated high school 30 years ago. The people and instructors here at OCtech have all been great and I feel that so many doors have opened up for me professionally."
Electronic Instrumentation Technology Graduate, Class of 2013
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Electronic Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
Program educational objectives are statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Our program educational objectives are based on the needs of our constituencies and aligned with our mission statement.
Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students attain as they progress through the program.
The mission of the Electronics Engineering Technology Department is to provide the student with a quality well-rounded education. This, in turn, will enhance the student’s economic and social well-being and provide industry with a highly skilled work force.
Program Educational Objectives
Our mission statement leads to the following program objectives that are also consistent with our industry identified program outcomes. Graduates of the OCtech Electronics Engineering Technology program will:
- Identify and solve problems in electronics engineering technology industry across a wide range of application areas. (Technical Expertise)
- Emerge as successful and professional workers who work and communicate successfully in industry teams across the service area and beyond. (Professionalism, Teamwork, and Leadership)
- Enhance the economic well-being of the community through technical expertise, critical thinking, and teamwork. (Economic Impact)
- Adapt to new and emerging technologies to keep current with electronics engineering technology practice. (Continuing Education)
EET Student Outcomes
- An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
- An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
- 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 understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
The EET program had 18 graduates for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The EET program currently has an enrollment of 96 students for spring semester 2015.