The Electrical Engineering Technology AAS degree program trains students interested in applying electrical theory and design to industry products, systems and structures. Graduates of the Electrical concentration typically are employed as electrical engineering technicians who plan, purchase, install, test, operate, and maintain electrical systems and controls for residential and industrial facilities. The Electronic concentration focuses on electronic design, repair, and manufacturing, preparing graduates for careers in the communications industry, broadcasting, data transmission, or computer industry. The Automated Systems Control concentration (offered only at the Cookeville Campus) readies students for industrial automation careers working with laboratory equipment, programmable logic controllers, motion sensors, transducers, and human machine interfaces.
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Student earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of technical course work at Nashville State.
Industrial low voltage distribution and control systems as well as power distribution systems with associated equipment are studied. Emphasis is placed on both theory and practical troubleshooting and design techniques in a laboratory setting. Topics include:
Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology program will have a background that enables them to apply their knowledge and understand future developments in the electrical field.
A degree in Electrical Engineering Technology leads to high paying jobs and careers:
Typical areas of emphasis are communications, electronic repair, manufacturing and field service repair. Students receive extensive hands-on experience in all the electronic courses using equipment now available on the job in Nashville. Topics include:
Graduates of the Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology program will have a background that enables them to apply their knowledge and understand future developments in the electronics field.
A degree in Electrical Engineering Technology with an Electronic concentration leads to high paying jobs and careers:
Some technical courses are offered only on the Cookeville Campus.
Program Information: Cookeville Campus, 931-520-0551 x 104, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Automated Control Systems concentration of the Electrical Engineering Technology degree prepares students for a career in the field of industrial automation. The program includes instruction in the theory and application of automatic control systems as well as numerous hands-on laboratory experiences using off-the-shelf automation equipment as seen in a typical industrial application. Students will gain an in depth understanding of programmable control systems such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), programmable motion controllers, process controllers, transducers, and human machine interface (HMI) systems.
The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.
Tim Dean, Professor, Automated Control Systems Concentration, Cookeville Campus, 931-520-0551 ext. 104
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, 1992
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, 1995
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, 2004
Joel Lavalley, Associate Professor, 615-353-3451
A.A.S. Electronics Technology, Morehead State University, 1982
B.S. Industrial Technology, Morehead State University, 1983
Richard McKinney, Associate Professor, 615-353-3466
B.A. Physics and French, Middle Tennessee State University, 1979
M.S. Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University, 1999
2000–2012, Little Planet Learning, Inc., Corporate Educational Multimedia Training
Don Pelster, Professor, 615-353-3514
B.E. Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1969
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1976
Ph.D. Control Systems, Vanderbilt University, 1980
Registered Professional Engineer, 1983
Innocent Usoh, Professor, 615-353-3473
B.S.E.E. Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1980
M.S.E.E. Electrical Engineering, Tuskegee University, 1982
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University, 2003
The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
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