Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering Technologies

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About This Program

The Electrical Engineering Technology programs provide the education and training needed to install, maintain and troubleshoot electrical devices and equipment. Students explore topics such as basic circuits, wiring practices, electronics, programmable logic controllers, sensors, hydraulics, motors – devices and principles used in all manufacturing processes. In addition, students are exposed to the practice and regulations of residential and commercial wiring and renewable energy. An emphasis is placed on developing strong and logical troubleshooting skills.

A.A.S. graduates are eligible to take the State of Maine Journeyman Electrician Exam. Two of the four years of on-the-job training that are required for a Journeyman Electrician’s license are awarded to graduates upon completing the associate degree. No previous experience in electricity is required, but applicants should have a strong math and science background. Graduates find employment as an industrial electrician/technician for manufacturing companies, engineering assistant, technician with power or communication companies, residential and commercial electrical construction, electrical equipment sales and in many other related areas. Graduates of the associate degree program who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree may transfer with junior-year status to the University of Maine in Electrical Engineering Technology or the University of Southern Maine in the Department of Technology’s Electromechanical Systems concentration.

Out-of-State Licensure Information

If you are completing this program and will be seeking licensure in another state, please download our Out-of-State Licensure document.

Your Degree Courses

Electrical Engineering Technologies offers both an Associate in Science degree and a certificate requiring a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following courses are a sampling of what you might take as a student in this program and are subject to change.

Program Course Sampling

  • CAD Graphics
  • AC/DC/Three-Phase Circuits
  • Digital/Industrial Electronics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Wiring Practices
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • National Electrical Code
  • Motor Controls and Automation
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Electrical Communication Systems
  • English Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry
  • College Physics with Lab
  • Fine Arts/Humanities and Social Science electives

Current Major-Specific Courses Available

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Graduation Requirements

Prospective Students

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Current Students

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Graduation Outcomes

  • Apply circuit analysis, design and electrical principles to install electrical and electronic systems.
  • Develop diagnostic skills to test, troubleshoot and maintain electrical and electronic systems.
  • Demonstrate competence in a laboratory setting, making measurements, operating technical equipment, critically examining experimental results, and properly reporting on experimental results.
  • Troubleshoot using modern computational tools for technical problem solving, including scientific calculators, computers and appropriate software.
  • Utilize computer software applications used in electrical engineering technology such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing and basic programming.
  • Function effectively in teams.
  • Communicate effectively.

Estimated Degree Completion Time

4.5 full-time semesters

67 credit hours are required to complete this program

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

Electrician Technology Certificate

Electrical Engineering Technologies offers a certificate in Electrician Technology requiring a mix of general education and hands-on courses. For more information, visit our Electrician Technology Certificate webpage

Program Costs

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SMCC Graduates

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