Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering Technology Department Menu


186 Jay Street
Voorhees Hall 734 (V-734)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5305

Fax: 718-254-8643


Electrical Engineering Technology/AAS

The Electrical Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as electronic technicians. The curriculum includes a balanced distribution of lecture and laboratory courses which provide an introduction to the design and development of basic electronic circuits. Laboratory construction projects range from elementary circuit analysis to microprocessors. The personal computer (PC) is used as a learning tool throughout the curriculum. The department provides graduates with a deep knowledge of technology coupled with a sound general education.

Responsibilities of electronic technicians are mostly in maintenance and control of the installed equipment; however, there is a tendency to involve them in design, development and research. The electronic technician usually works as part of an engineering team that may include electrical engineers, engineering technicians and draftsmen. In a group concerned with engineering design, the electronic technician may determine the positions of electronic components on a panel or chassis, suggest design modifications to facilitate production, perform design calculations for engineers, prepare specifications for materials and components, estimate cost of design alternatives and help write user and technical manuals for electronic equipment users.

When working in research and development, the electronic technician may construct breadboard layouts of electronic devices, make experimental chassis and cabinets for prototype equipment, set up special environmental and performance tests for new products, design and construct test fixtures and apparatus, plot graphs of test results and write reports, inspect and calibrate test equipment.

Employers of the graduates of this program include a variety of companies such as Con Edison, IBM, ITT, Avaya, USPS, NYPD, MTA, JPMorgan Chase and Verizon.

To be admitted to the electrical engineering technology associate degree program, an entering student must meet the CUNY proficiency requirements in reading and mathematics.

Graduates of this program have the opportunity to continue their education toward a bachelor of technology degree in Telecommunications Engineering Technology at New York City College of Technology or in other bachelor’s programs.


The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

To accomplish its mission, the ETET department has established the following Program Educational Objectives (PEO) and Program Student Outcomes (PSO) for the Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum (AAS degree).

Program Educational Objectives

1. This degree will equip students to secure gainful and meaningful careers as electrical or electronic technicians.

2. Embark on careers of personal and professional growth.

3. Pursue life-long learning to enhance their undergraduate degree, through formal education and/or certification in order to improve their careers.

Program Student Outcomes

General (Adopted from ETAC/ABET Criterion 3) Students demonstrate:

a. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;

b. 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;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;

d. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;

e. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;

f. 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;

g. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development;

h. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and

i. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Discipline Specific

(Adopted from ETAC/ABET Program Criteria)

Students demonstrate knowledge and hands on competence in:

PC a. the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.

PC b. the applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.




English Composition (2 course, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 13753 Precalculus 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)

PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based



In addition to the required course listed below, select one course from any two of the following areas.

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Appoved Course
Note: ECON 1101 Macroeconomics meets a baccalaureate degree requirement

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course
Note: PHIL 2106 Philosophy of Technology meets a baccalaureate degree requirement

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
General Physics II: Calculus Based


One Additional Course from Any Group

MAT 1475 Calculus I 4

Writing Intensive Requirement

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

EET 1102 Techniques of Electrical Technology2
EET 1122 Circuit Analysis I4
EET 1202 Electrical Drafting1
EET 1222 Circuit Analysis II5
EET 1240 Electronics4
EET 1241 Electronics Laboratory1
EET 2122 Advanced Circuit Analysis3
EET 2140 Communications Electronics3
EET 2141 Communications Electronics Laboratory1
EET 2150 Electric Machines Theory3
EET 2162 Digital Electronics I3
EET 2171 Projects Laboratory1
EET 2220 Electronic Controls3
EET 2251 Electric Machines Lab1
EET 2262 Digital Electronics II3
EET 2271 Circuits Analysis Lab1
ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1375 Precalculus Met as GenEd
PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based
Met as GenEd
PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
General Physics II: Calculus Based
Met as GenEd
MAT 1475 Calculus I Met as GenEd

Baccalaureate-Level Courses

EET 3102 Signals and Systems 4
EET 3112 Advanced Microcontroller and Embedded System Design 3
EET 3122 Sensors and Instrumentation 3
EET 3202 Principles of Communications Systems 4
EET 3212 Control Systems 4
EET 3222 Power Electronics 3
EET 4102 Electrical Power Systems 3
EET 4112 Mechatronics 3
EET 4202 Digital Signal Processing 3
EET 4212 Capstone Project 3

Technical Electives

Students should select two technical electives from the following list in consultation with a faculty advisor:

TCET 3222 Satellite Transmission3
TCET 4102 Fiber-Optic Communications3
TCET 4132 Wireless Communications3
TCET 4140 Telecommunications Network Management3
EET 3132 Control Systems3
EET 4120 Engineering Technology Management2
ENG 2570 Writing in the Workplace3
ENG 2575 Technical Writing3
PHIL 2106 Philosophy of TechnologyMet as GenEd
ECON 1101 MacroeconomicsMet as GenEd
MAT 1575 Calculus IIMet as GenEd
MAT 1372

MAT 2572
Statistics with Probablilty
Probability and Mathematical Statistics I

COM 1330 Public Speaking or higherMet as GenEd

1 Specific courses listed indicate double duty courses, i.e., program degree requirements that also meet general education requirements in that category. Students are advised that a different choice may result in additional credits being needed for graduation.

2 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1375 must take MAT 1175 and/or, MAT 1275 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8.

3 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

4 Students who have already taken such a course at the associate level may take another liberal arts course instead.

5 If a student has already taken MAT 1575, then they may take MAT 2580 in its place.