Indiana Tech Introduces New Engineering Degree Program
June 24, 2019
Indiana Tech has introduced a new, online associate of science degree program in electrical engineering technology. The new program will prepare students for a wide range of technical careers, while providing employers with exceptionally qualified, highly sought staff for key positions in advanced manufacturing, engineering, electrical, computer systems, electronic and related operations.
The new Indiana Tech electrical engineering technology program will be the first of its kind in the region offered fully online. This will greatly expand access to the program and the career paths students can pursue with the degree. Students in the program will take classes online and perform lab work at home utilizing sophisticated electronics lab kits. Indiana Tech will also hold regular, optional in-person immersion events on its main campus in Fort Wayne, providing students with additional access to hands-on learning, team project work, career services and networking opportunities.
Graduates of the electrical engineering technology program will be prepared to build, test, install, operate, service and maintain all manner of electrical, manufacturing, electronic and computer systems. Areas of focus within the program include analog and digital circuitry, microprocessors, electrical machines and electronic instrumentation. Indiana Tech has also emphasized communication and collaboration within the program, including coursework that will prepare each student to be effective in verbal communication, technical writing, teamwork and leadership.
“Indiana Tech’s new electrical engineering technology program is uniquely designed to prepare students to be highly successful in technical careers,” notes Dr. Tom Kaplan, Indiana Tech’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Our students will not only gain essential knowledge and skills in electrical engineering and technology, they will also learn to be effective communicators, collaborators and project leaders. Plus, by offering the program completely online, we will be able to serve many more students. Employers around Indiana and the Midwest have shared with us that they have great need for team members equipped with the skills and knowledge this program will provide.”
Current Bureau of Labor Statistics research shows that the national median salary for a technician with an associate degree in electrical engineering technology is nearly $64,000/year.
To learn more about the new Indiana Tech associate degree in electrical engineering technology, visit https://academics.indianatech.edu/programs/electrical-engineering-tech/ or call 1.800.288.1766.