Electronic Engineering Technology
Columbus State’s associate degree program in Electronic Engineering Technology prepares students to assemble, troubleshoot, and repair electronic systems; to read and interpret complex instructions, technical literature, and engineering and schematic drawings; and to solve a variety of problems.
Intel & Semiconductor Manufacturing
The Electronic Engineering Technology AAS has been identified as a prime training opportunity for jobs at Intel and other semiconductor manufacturing facilities. As Intel gears up to open a chip fabrication facility in 2025, it will need around 3,000 new workers. Most of these will be manufacturing technicians, who operate and maintain specialized processing equipment inside a clean room environment.
Intel has told us that most of these jobs will require just an associate degree, and we're hard at work adapting our courses for semiconductor manufacturing.
Students will learn to use the language of electronics to communicate clearly with engineers, scientists, and other technicians. Coursework includes basic electronic and digital systems, advanced programmable digital systems, electronic switching systems, data acquisition systems, instrumentation and control systems, human/machine interface systems, distributed control systems and embedded microcontroller systems. Each topic is enhanced with corresponding hands-on labs. Students may qualify for work-study cooperative experiences with local industry, when available.
Electronic engineering technologists are in demand in a variety of fields ranging from biomedicine to automated manufacturing. They also are involved in an impressive array of activities—from computer repair to telecommunications, and from fiber optics to robotics. Graduates become eligible for a well-paying, satisfying job which provides products and/or services that improve others’ quality of life.
Columbus State's Electronic Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Graduates who wish to continue their education may transfer associate degree credits to a number of four-year institutions which offer baccalaureate degrees in Engineering Technology. These include Miami University’s bachelor’s degree completion program offered via distance learning entirely on Columbus State’s campus.
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