Energy Systems Electrical Engineering Technology
Program Educational Objectives:
- Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the electrical engineering technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, and practical use of trade equipment.
- Work and communicate effectively in diverse teams in an industrial setting.
- Understand the importance to pursue lifelong learning and stay current with technical standards and codes.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate safe work practices.
- Work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment.
- Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.
- Analyze Alternating Current (AC) circuits (including single and three phase) and Direct Current (DC) circuits.
- Read, interpret, and edit schematics to document electrical, electronic, and process control systems.
- Apply a fundamental understanding of pressure, temperature, level, and flow to install, calibrate, and troubleshoot process instrumentation.
- Apply an in-depth knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), motors, and generators to perform installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance related tasks.
- Design, troubleshoot, and document circuits for complex motor controls and associated devices.
- Exhibit fundamental knowledge of electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution systems.
- Configure, test and troubleshoot protective relaying and power monitoring systems.
- Design, build, and troubleshoot control systems consisting of Programmable Logic controllers (PLC) / Programmable Automatic Controllers (PAC) and associated Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).
- Utilize the fundamentals of networks and digital communications to troubleshoot and maintain distributed plant automation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
- Test, troubleshoot, and repair circuit breakers and switchgear – medium and low voltage.
Annual Enrollment and Graduation Data
* Enrollments: Number of students majoring in the program enrolled in the fall semester of the academic year.
Graduates: Number of students awarded a degree during the academic year.
The Energy Systems Electrical Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org