Our comprehensive AAS program in Electromechanical Engineering Technology (EMT) is the only of its kind in the City University of New York system. It was established in 1965, and the curriculum has evolved into its present form. It is a unique multidisciplinary program consisting of four clusters: Introductory skills, Electrical/Electronic Sequence, Mechanical Sequence, and Computer Sequence (Software, Hardware, Networks).
This program was developed in response to the demand of competent technicians with special skills needed by the computer industry. It prepares students with the needed knowledge and skills to diagnose, analyze, and troubleshot electromechanical problems associated with the development, performance and servicing of computers, computer networks, computer-based office automation equipment, complex electromechanical industrial equipment and systems, biomedical instrumentation and robotics.
Fifty percent of the curriculum is devoted to individualized laboratory instruction using state-of-the-art equipment. Students build their own devices for take home experimentation. Students will assemble, program and test their own desktop computer system. They also work in other type of projects that include circuits, microprocessors, sensors, actuators, and software.
Graduates from our program qualify for the occupational titles such as field engineer, computer-repair technician, business machines technician, data processing equipment specialist, electromechanical technician, laboratory technician, production assembly technician, biomedical instruments service technician, robotics service technician, help desk technician, computer network technician, etc.
Prior to the adoption of discipline–specific criteria for programs in this field, the program had been evolving toward greater emphasis on preparation for the department's upper division program in Computer Engineering Technology. Since the adoption of the new criteria, the program has been revised to cover the required topics, but graduates of the program can still apply all of their Associate degree credits toward the Computer Engineering Technology baccalaureate degree (it can be completed within two more years).
Potential employers for students graduated from this program are manufacturers and users of computer and electromechanical equipment. The list of employers of graduates of this program include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Metro North Rail Road, Xerox Corp, Consolidated Edison, IBM, Verizon, Canon, Eastman Kodak, and the elevator industry.
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org/. The EMT program was initially accredited by TAC of ABET in 1978 and has been accredited continually since.
To accomplish its mission, the CET department has established the following Program Educational Objectives (PEO) and Program Student Outcomes (PSO) for the Electromechanical Engineering Technology curriculum (AAS degree).
General (Adopted from ABET/ ETAC Criterion 3)
(Mapped to ABET/ ETAC Program Criteria)
Students demonstrate knowledge and hands on competence in: