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About our Electrical Engineering
Technologies Associate Degree

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.

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.

What opportunities does this program provide?

SMCC graduates in this program have gone on to work as:

  • Journeyman/Master Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Machine Technician
  • Automation Technician

Continue Your Education

SMCC graduates have used our transfer agreements to continue their education at:

  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Maine College of Art
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Saint Joseph’s College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Thomas College
  • University of Maine
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Wellesley College

To view our seamless transfer agreements, visit our Transfer webpage.

How do I complete this program?

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Estimated Full-Time Degree Completion Time


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.

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Costs & Financial Aid

This degree program may have specific associated costs which are important to know before attending. We encourage you to apply for financial aid which provides funds in the form of grants and scholarship (free), loans (need to repay) and student employment (earned money.)

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Contact Us:

Admissions: 207-741-5800 or admissions@smccME.edu 

Department Chair: Andrew Silsby, 207-741-5885 or asilsby@smccME.edu

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