2018-2019 College Catalog 
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2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical, Laser and Robotics Engineering Technology, A.S.

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Degree Code: KB13

Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Michael Gentry - 860-215-9428

This program is designed to provide the skills required by the Connecticut industry and throughout the Northeast Region through a unique set of courses.  Originally named Electrical Engineering Technology, the Program curriculum has been focused on automated controls for over thirty-five years.  The Laser/Fiber Optics core has been incorporated into the program and the automated controls courses have been expanded to include additional focus on Robotics. 

The Program offers core courses in Electrical, Electronics, Lasers, Optics and Automated Controls.  Students can also design their own concentration through project opportunities offered in several courses.  Some related areas include Electrical Power/Alternate Energy, Machine Vision, Wireless/Fiber Optic Communications, Internet of Things (IoT) and others.  Classes are limited in number to allow Faculty time for one on one instruction. All courses are taught in the laboratory with an emphasis on hands on experience through lab exercises, demonstrations and projects. 

Students find job opportunities in industrial automation, manufacturing/test engineering, product development and other roles in a variety of industries. 

Many of our students are already working in industry and pursue the Associate Degree to further their career opportunities. 

Electrical, Laser and Robotics Engineering Technology Curriculum Requirements

Semester I

Total: 13

Total: 16

Total: 15

Semester IV

Total: 16


° 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: 60

Electrical, Laser and Robotics 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, Laser and Robotics Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

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

  1. understand and apply technical concepts relating to electrical, optical and robotic systems including fabrication, measurement, analysis and maintenance of systems and subsystems.
  2. combine oral, technical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and to direct activities involving electrical, laser and robotics technology.
  3. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical, computational and technical-thinking skills needed for engineering technology applications.
  4. 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.
  5. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  6. describe concepts relating to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  7. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.

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