2015-2016 College Catalog 
    Nov 15, 2018  
2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering Technology, A.S.

Degree Code: B17

Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Daniel Courtney - 860-215-9417

For over 30 years, the Electrical Engineering Technology program has been supplying qualified technicians for Connecticut industry as well as for firms throughout the New England area.

In the program, an intensive study is made of the fundamentals of electric circuits, solid state electronics, and their application in the electronic circuits and control systems. This study prepares the graduates for employment in a variety of electronic technology positions, as well as transfer to baccalaureate engineering technology programs. Due to major impact of the computer in our society, the curriculum includes a concentration on digital circuits and digital control systems. In addition to the electrical specialties, the student in this technology studies a core of related courses such as physics and advanced mathematical applications. To meet the requirements of the degree the student also pursues studies in the humanities and social sciences. Excellent transfer programs exist throughout New England for graduates who wish to continue on to a four-year degree.

Electrical Engineering Technology Curriculum Requirements

Prerequisites to the Program

Semester I

Total: 14

Total: 15

Total: 18.5

Total: 17.5


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 65

Electrical Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Objectives

Graduates of the program in Electrical Engineering will:

  1. make technical and creative contributions and find employment in electrical engineering technology.
  2. appreciate the need to be life long learners.
  3. demonstrate professionalism and a sense of social and ethical responsibility in their work.
  4. engage in professional development or study in a four-year program to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.

Electrical Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students in the Electrical Engineering Technology program will:

  1. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  2. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical, computational and technical-thinking skills needed for engineering technology applications.
  3. Combine oral, technical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and to direct activities involving electrical technology.
  4. know of a professional code of ethics.
  5. describe concepts relating to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  6. describe how the concepts of electric circuits, electrical measurements, digital electronic devices, programmable logic circuits, electrical measurements, digital electronic devices, programmable logic circuits, electromechanical and automated systems, affect the design, maintenance and operation of electrical systems.
  7. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex technical and non-technical problems; demonstrate creativity in designing problem solutions; and conduct and interpret experimental data and outcomes.
  8. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  9. recognize the need to be lifelong learners