Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering Technology

in Protection and Control

Zane State College’s first-of-its-kind bachelor’s degree allows qualified students to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in as little as two years. This program is for those who have an ABET-accredited Associate Degree, including our EEET Program

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET) was designed in response to the critical need for an electric utility workforce. The electric utility industry is an essential service that underpins operations of all businesses, industries, and homes who rely on an uninterrupted, on-demand electrical infrastructure facing a wave of retirements and rapidly changing technology. Smartgrid technologies and advancing protection and control systems are forcing companies to demand a better educated workforce.

You can apply for Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology here. For more information, please read the FAQ

Learn about the multiple ways to pursue a degree in Engineering Technology here.

Degree Details

Major: Electrical Engineering Technology in Protection and Control
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Location: On Campus
Duration: 2 Years
Type: Engineering

The curriculum was developed by faculty from Zane State College’s ABET accredited Electrical Electronics Engineering Technology program, public utility partners, the manufacturing sector, and high school educators. The collaboration spanned across the region, with each entity adding supporting documentation with a focus on industry recognized credentials that align with in-demand occupations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET)?
BSET is a Bachelor’s Completion program, meaning it is a bachelor’s degree for individuals already holding a qualified associate degree. The BSET Program will add an additional 60 credits resulting in a bachelor’s degree.

Who can apply for BSET?
Graduates of an ABET-accredited associate degree, with a C grade or better in both Physics I and Pre-Calculus, can apply to the Zane State College’s BSET Program. This includes graduates of Zane State College’s EEET.

How do I know if my program is ABET accredited?
Find out with the ABET-Accredited Program Search.

When is the best time to apply to the BSET Program?
Applications open December 2, 2019. Potential students are encouraged to apply as early as possible before seats are filled.

Is there an application fee?
No. All applications to Zane State College are free.

How many are accepted into the BSET Program each year?
A total of 25 students each year are accepted.

When will I know if I am accepted to the BSET Program?
Early acceptance letters will go out in mid-January.

I am at another institution/have graduated from another institution. Can I transfer into the BSET program?
Yes! The requirements for admission are to have graduated from an ABET-accredited associate degree, with a C grade or better in both Physics I and Pre-Calculus.

Do credits for the BSET Program cost the same as associate credits at Zane State College?
Yes, tuition is the same.

How much does the BSET degree cost?
If you already have an ABET-accredited associate degree, then the cost is only $10,440 for tuition plus $2,000 estimated for books. Please note, tuition rates are subject to change.

EEET graduates of Zane State College have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree through the BSET program or through Miami University. How does Zane State College’s BSET degree differ?
The Zane State College BSET curriculum has a more narrow focus, applicable to careers in the electric utility field. These careers would include both hands-on positions as well as engineering substation design jobs. BSET credits are the same price as associate credits, enabling students to earn a bachelor’s degree at an affordable price.

How long does the BSET Program take to complete?
If full-time, a student can complete this in two years. Part-time students will need to develop an additional plan to determine the best way to complete. The bachelor’s degree is 60 additional credit hours.

I’m a CCP student and want to complete my bachelor’s degree at Zane State College. Which path should I take?
Students who are interested in pursuing the bachelor’s degree at Zane State College should complete the associate of applied science degree in the Electrical/Electronics Technology program first and then apply for admission into the bachelor’s degree.

Which career(s) will I be eligible for with this degree?
Read information on careers and program outcome here.


Graduates may obtain entry-level employment with companies in the electric utility sector as a:

  • protection and control technologist
  • station electrician
  • meter electrician
  • protection and control technician
  • generation dispatcher
  • transmission dispatcher
  • distribution dispatcher
  • scheduler
  • construction manager
  • telecommunications technician
  • SCADA technician
  • transmission and distribution planner service representative
  • principal designer
  • instrument and control technician

Graduates may also find employment nationally or locally in many manufacturing facilities working with a plant electrical engineer in the design and implementation of electrical control and protection circuitry.

In Demand Careers

The need for a skilled workforce with an Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Engineering Technology in Protection and Control is strong. Companies like American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio, Aerotek, EASi, and Ohio’s Electrical Cooperatives are planning for significant workforce shortages over the next several years — with 140 annual openings expected in the Southeast and Central Ohio regions alone.*

*JobsOhio Predicted Occupational Growth 2014 – 2024 and Ohio Means Jobs

Apply for the BSET Program

Admissions decisions are based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Twenty-five students will be accepted into the Fall 2020 incoming class.

Click here to apply for BSET.