The associate program in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology provides a comprehensive foundation in the skills employers are seeking in an electronics technician. Lab projects simulating actual job conditions offer hands-on experience in telecommunications, digital electronics, microprocessor control, and more. Graduates are qualified for multiple entry-level positions.
Associate in Science Degree
The associate in science degree in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology provides training in one of the most fundamental and important fields in technology today. The first five quarters provide a core foundation of knowledge in electronics and electronic systems. During the last quarter, a student focuses on one of two directions: continuing on toward the bachelor’s degree or entering the workplace after earning an associate’s degree. The associate degree program is designed to give students entering the field of electronics a sound, comprehensive foundation in the skills employers are seeking in an electronics technician. Beginning with electronic foundation core courses and culminating in electronic systems, the curriculum provides the knowledge required to succeed in this modern high-tech field. Laboratory projects have been developed to provide hands-on experience and to simulate actual job conditions. The lab projects are highlighted in courses such as telecommunications, digital electronics, data and acquisition control, microprocessor control, programmable logic control (PLC) and robotic control systems. Students also have two to three technical elective choices in areas such as Renewable Energy Systems, Cisco Networks, CAD, and Biomedical Systems.
Graduates of this program are qualified to seek entry-level employment in a number of challenging areas such as research and development, product design, product testing, field service, manufacturing of complex electronic assemblies and systems, installation, marketing, and customer service. Associate degree graduates can also continue in the NEIT Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program.Associate degree graduates can also continue in the NEIT Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program.
“When hiring from the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Program, we look for dedicated students with a good technical background. New England Tech grads come prepared to start the training process at Woodard & Curran and they have proven themselves to be great employees. We’ve hired ten New England Tech graduates, I’m one of them, and we’ve all worked out pretty well.”
Jeffrey Souza, Controls Engineer
Woodard & Curran, Providence, RI
Associate in Science Degree
Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes
The mission of the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESTA) program is to prepare students for immediate and productive employment as an electronics technician upon graduation. This is accomplished through educational experiences combining theory and practical application in the basic knowledge, skills, techniques, practices, and concepts employed in their profession. The program endeavors to develop the student’s ability to think critically, to communicate effectively and to solve problems independently. An important objective is to instill in students the necessity for continued professional development.
Program Educational Objectives:
The following program goals have been established for the ESTA program:
- Develop skills in logical thinking, problem solving, and troubleshooting.
- Develop professionalism and quality workmanship.
- Develop oral and written communication skills.
- Develop ability to work productively with others.
- Develop skill in analyzing electronic circuits.
- Develop skill in applying math in problem solving, analysis, and design.
- Develop skills in computer analysis and programming.
- Develop skill in practical PCB design.
Students must have:
- an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
- an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
- an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
- an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
- an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Associate in Science Degree
- EST 110 Electrical Circuit Theory I
- EST 111 Instruments and Basic Circuit Construction
- ENG 112 Introduction to Engineering Technology
- EST 120 Electrical Circuit Theory II & Lab
- EST 126 Digital Logic Systems I
- EST 131 Semiconductor Technology
- EST 138 Linear Integrated Circuits
- EST 167 Robotic Control Systems
- EST 226 Digital Logic Systems II
- EST 236 Microprocessor Control Systems
- EST 242 Industrial Systems
- EST 250 Telecommunications Systems
- EST 254 Introduction to Programmable Controller (PLC) Systems
- EST 258 Printed Circuit Board Design
- ELT 217 AutoCAD Electrical
- ENG 281 Engineering Internship
- Technical Electives
- EST 246 Data Acquisition Systems
- EST 255 Renewable Energy Systems
- EST 259 Introduction to Drones/UAVs
- EST 260 Biomedical Systems
- ENG 100 Imagineering: Creative Prototyping
- MCT 115 Computer Aided Design I
- NE 115 Computer and Networking Fundamentals
- NE 121 Windows Networking Essentials
- NE 268 Wireless Networks