Electronics Engineering Technology – Electronic Instrumentation – Associate Degree
About the Program
Electronic instrumentation techs use specialized instruments to test, certify, install, repair, inspect, maintain and assist in developing complex instruments that measure and record changes in industrial environments like chemical plants, canneries, food processing plants, air and pollution control agencies, petroleum refineries and power plants. Technicians are responsible for selecting, installing, calibrating and maintaining instrumentation, and configuring and programming systems to ensure reliable and efficient operation.
OCtech has approved articulation agreements with Columbia College, South Carolina State University, USC’s Palmetto College.
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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 student outcomes are accessed annually based on the student performance of specific performance indicators that support each outcome. The current student outcomes of the Electronics Engineering Technology program are listed below:
Graduates of the EET program at OCtech should be proficient in the following areas at the time of graduation.
- 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 the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined 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.
- Apply circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
- Apply natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
- 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 program’s mission statement:
- The mission of the Electronics Engineering Technology program 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.
- The current educational objectives of the Electronics Engineering Technology program are listed below:
In their first few years on the job, graduates of the EET program at OCtech should be able to utilize the knowledge gained from their academic program to:
- 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)
The EET program had 74 students enrolled for spring semester 2020. The EET program had 22 graduates in 2019.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET: www.abet.org
To review accreditation status, please visit the OCtech Program Accreditation/Approval page.
Meet a Graduate
“Electronic instrumentation allows graduates to play a special role in keeping industrial systems running safely and reliable, and it’s a skill you can take anywhere in the world.”