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Engineering Technology, Electrical
Program Code: 10-662-1

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Associate Degree: 72 Weeks, 70-72 Credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible

Specialty Tracks

This program offers specialty tracks to help you focus your study in one area. View specialty track options and course lists.

Career Opportunities

Electrical Engineering Technology skills are necessary in a wide variety of businesses and industries. Organizations requiring personnel with Electrical Engineering Technology skills are seeking people who are better prepared and who are willing and able to take on higher levels of responsibility than a typical technologist, thereby allowing engineers to function at higher levels. By utilizing technologists with a broader scope of knowledge and abilities, an engineering team can work more efficiently.

As a student of the FVTC Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program, you will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge necessary to contribute as a well prepared technologist, able to consider a variety of career paths in a broad field of organizations that utilize electronic and electrical technologies. These career path may include opportunities to work in product development, manufacturing, testing, quality control, installation, sales, distribution, field service, maintenance, and research to mention a few. Your job could involve electronic circuits that are stand-alone building blocks, or embedded controls in products, machines or processes.

FVTC EET students may choose to take a few additional courses and earn a second related Engineering Technology associate degree at FVTC.

EET graduates can qualify to transfer to a four-year college or university, such as Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), by selecting recommended electives and completing minimal additional course work. At MSOE you can receive full credit toward a BSEET Bachelor's degree for all your course work at FVTC. In fact, several EET program students have gone beyond a bachelor's degree at MSOE and earned a Master's or Doctor of Philosophy degree. Transfer opportunities exist to other colleges or universities as well in the areas of:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Program Description

This is a Fox Valley Technical College Associate in Applied Science degree focused on Electrical Engineering Technology. This degree program uses both multi-modal classroom and hands-on laboratory learning modes, and is often supported by on-line access to course information for registered students.

You may be a student candidate for this program if you are interested in solving technical problems in electronic, electrical, or computer based control of devices or systems, or if you like to use math, science, computers, or scientific equipment to help solve technical problems. FVTC classroom laboratories utilize state-of-the-art equipment to apply hands-on construction and investigation of electrical and electronic circuits and systems, as well as application of computer-based analysis and design tools.

Graduates have the option to continue their education at Milwaukee School of Engineering to pursue a bachelor’s of science degree in Electrical Engineering.

You will study and explore topics such as:

  • Basic DC circuits and components
  • Basic AC circuits and components
  • Basic semiconductor components and circuits
  • Linear circuits, amplifiers, and filters
  • Digital integrated circuits, controllers, and processors
  • Circuit analysis techniques using mathematics and computer software
  • User interface circuits
  • Basic industrial control devices and circuits
  • The applied mathematics required to study all of the above
  • The verbal and written communication skills required in this field
  • Basic skills to work in a coordinated and cooperative way with other technologists and engineers

Program/Plan Admission Requirements

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • Analyze electronic systems.
  • Apply electronic theory to practice.
  • Operate test equipment.
  • Build electronic circuits and systems.
  • Evaluate the operation of electronic circuits or systems.
  • Communicate technical information.
  • Identify electronic safety risks, practice precautions, and observe safety industry standards and regulations.
  • Work effectively and ethically to complete individual and team assignments in diverse groups.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Helpful High School Courses

Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, physics, English, electricity, drafting, and computer courses are useful.

Student Success

Contact Us

For additional information, call or e-mail Steve Saindon at (920) 831-5429 or visit the department website.

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.

Will my credits transfer to a 4-year college?

Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program