The Electrical Engineering Technology program focuses on a variety of electrical and electronic devices, circuits, signal, systems, and related applications that are integral parts of our modern, high-tech society. Students in this program receive theoretical and practical instruction to analyze, construct, test, and troubleshoot a wide variety of electrical, electronic, digital, microprocessor, microcontroller, motor and communication circuits.
Exceptional instructors guide students in the proper selection, set-up, and use of instrumentation for design, testing, and measurement. Course projects utilize advanced software to model, construct, and analyze electrical and electronic devices, circuits, and systems to validate physical results. Senior-level students complete an internship program.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
- Analyze and understand the behavior of components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, etc. that comprise numerous analog and digital circuits.
- Professionally use test instrumentation to measure circuit characteristics and present system data
- Present high-quality written and oral reports of technical procedures performed in the laboratory
- Work cooperatively and productively with others in a laboratory test setting
- Utilize fundamental computer software applications alongside advanced circuit-modeling software to supplement theoretical and real-world results
- Use and read vendor catalogs, datasheets, instruction manuals, and electrical drawings
The extensive instruction and hands-on training received as part of the Electrical Engineering Technology program make each graduate a valuable and desired contributor in Connecticut’s wide-ranging, high-tech industries. The EET program also provides graduates with excellent opportunities for further education and professional advancement. Gateway’s Electrical Engineering Technology program maintains the highest educational and technical standards. For more information, call Interim Department Chair Eric Flynn, at (203) 285-2371 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).