The curriculum in the baccalaureate program in electrical technology builds upon the skills learned in the first two years and adds more advanced study in the areas of signals and systems, microprocessors, sensors and instrumentation, power systems, mechatronics, and engineering technology management. With its complimentary design, graduates will be equipped to become active members in the industry and keep pace with the ever-changing field. The graduates work as electrical technologists.
There are several ways a student can enter the Bachelor of Technology program in Electrical Technology. Students may enter the program as freshmen if they meet the general college criteria for baccalaureate admissions. These students will follow the AAS curriculum for the first 67-69 credits and earn the AAS degree. Students may transfer in from the City Tech AAS program in electrical technology before or after completing the AAS degree. Students transferring from another college must have an AAS degree from an ABET-approved program with a GPA in their major courses of 2.5 or better. Non-ABET degrees will be evaluated course by course. Students with questions are advised to consult the Office of Admissions. Transcripts of entering students will be evaluated to determine the courses they must complete for the Bachelor of Technology degree. Please consult the department for further information. Students entering the program without the necessary background in mathematics, science and telecommunications will have to do additional work in these areas. This program is not ABET accredited; however, the College is seeking such accreditation.
Students completing the degree program will obtain knowledge in power systems, controls, microcontrollers, sensors and instrumentation, as well as the growing area of mechatronics. Potential employers include IBM, CODEX, Bank of America, ITT, GE, ConEd, Verizon, MTA, Honeywell, and Northrop Grumman. Graduates may continue toward a master’s degree in electrical engineering at City College or other institutions of higher learning.