The Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology department at Zane State offers two degree tracks to its students. First, students earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology, typically in two years. Upon graduation, AAS holders may enter the workforce, or elect to continue into our Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET) program. The Bachelor’s degree is typically completed in two additional years of schooling. For more information regarding the BSET degree, click here. Read below for more information regarding the AAS degree.
Would you be interested in a program where 100% of graduates are employed or enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program within six months of graduation? If so ZSC’s Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology is for you.
***New Opportunity: Zane State has officially partnered with American Electric Power (AEP) and Apex Systems on an 18-month apprenticeship program to train selected Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology students for a career managing and maintaining the heart of the utility grid, known as the Transmission System. Through this program you will gain hands on experience, students will earn 2 certifications and secure a recession-proof and lucrative career. Reach out to Professor James Davis to learn how you can apply today! – https://www.aep.com/about/businesses/transmission.***
Knowledge is power, and the knowledge from this program can power cities. You’ll work with industry equipment from Tektronix, Agilent, and Allen-Bradley in labs specially designed for Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology classes and learn to design, build, troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and program electrical and electronic equipment for business, industry, and government.
Connect the circuits in your life when your knowledge progress from the basics of DC and AC circuit analysis, electronic devices, and digital signal processing through advanced course work in electronic amplifiers, industrial instrumentation, microprocessor interfacing, PLC wiring and programming, motors and controls, designing and installing networked computer systems, and telecommunications.
Once you complete the program you can become certified engineering technicians by passing the NICET exam. If you complete the networking component of the curriculum, you may sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.
With these skills, and our partnerships with employers, you will have a wide-range of career options. You will have the qualifications for these in-demand positions: Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical Maintenance Technician, Network Technician, Station Electrician, Protection and Control Technician, Telecommunications Technician, Biomedical Technician, Distribution Dispatcher, PLC Programmer, and more.
The Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology program is nationally recognized for its quality. It is a ETAC/ABET accredited program (Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201), phone 410.347.7700.
The rapid growth of electronic, telecommunication, and computer industries worldwide has led to a demand for electronics technicians that has far exceeded supply. As a result, wages and benefits for electronics technicians rank among the top for two-year graduates, often exceeding those of four-year graduates in other disciplines. Graduates work for such well-known companies as American Electric Power, Canon, IBM, Boeing, Tallgrass Energy, A-K Steel, EASi, Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative, Basic Systems, Columbia Gas, Verizon, AT&T, and Xerox.
Over the next decade electric utilities in our region and the nation are forecasting a need for a significant number of new hires to replace a retiring workforce. Demand for degreed technicians by the utility industry is very strong. The Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology works closely with electric utilities to identify skills needed by that industry.
You have the power.