Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Electrical Engineering Technology

Configure new systems and pave the way for the future of electronics.

PennWest California bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering technology blends theory with practical applications to develop both the broad knowledge and in-depth skills you need to design, develop, calibrate and repair electrical and electronic systems.

PennWest California's hands-on approach to electrical engineering will prepare you for a wide range of careers solving problems in electronics-related industries. Seniors and graduates of this accredited bachelor's degree program are also eligible to sit for a pre-licensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

PennWest California prepares you for career success.

  • Learn how to assess and evaluate complex technical and nontechnical problems.
  • Apply the knowledge, skills and techniques of modern tools and laboratory equipment used in electrical engineering.
  • Analyze, design and implement analog and microprocessor systems.
  • Use computer-based technology to solve technical problems.


Fieldwork: In the Electrical engineering technology bachelors program you can complete an internship as part of your degree requirements. Work in an organization related to your career goals and receive practical on-the-job experience.

Accreditation: PennWest California's electrical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/.

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Degree Benefits

With a electrical engineering technology degree you will:

  • Enjoy small upper-level class sizes and personal attention.
  • Have research opportunities, including a senior project and options to work with faculty on grant-funded and research projects.
  • Gain job experience through internships and/or paid career experience opportunities.
  • Learn to become a top performer in business, industry and society.
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Graduate Outcomes

Job opportunities for electrical engineering graduates are diverse and plentiful, as are opportunities to pursue graduate degree programs. PennWest California's electrical engineering technology bachelor's degree alumni have been experiencing an excellent job market and growing demand. Job titles include:

  • Field service engineer.
  • Applications engineer.
  • Electronic
  • Software developer or programmer.
  • Engineering technician.
  • Instrumentation designer.
  • Field or sales support.
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Top Faculty

Learn from distinguished faculty who have real-world experience in the field of electrical engineering. PennWest California's electrical engineering technology faculty members are among the best scholars and practitioners in their fields, cumulatively contributing to hundreds of scholarly books, magazines and journals.

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Electrical Engineering Labs

Complete coursework, research and experiments in PennWest California's four on-campus electrical engineering technology labs, including a "large format" lab with National Instruments ELVIS trainers; the Digital/Embedded Systems Lab, which has 18-channel mixed-signal oscilloscopes; the Analog Lab, which has 12 Tektronix oscilloscopes and function generators; a Senior Projects Lab and more.

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Engineering Technology Club

Join a community of electrical engineering technology students and other like-minded peers. PennWest California's Engineering Technology Club is registered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). As a member, you'll go on industrial tours, participate in conferences, give demonstrations and conduct experiments.

Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Courses

Bachelor's degree courses in electrical engineering technology offer you a strong blend of theoretical and practical concepts in electrical engineering technology, software engineering technology, hardware engineering technology, mathematics, computer science, natural science and general education.


Course Credits
General Education Courses 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
Any Public Speaking Course
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 199  Pre-Calculus
Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Technological Literacy
CSC 120  Problem Solving and Programming Constructs
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
CHE 101  General Chemistry I
Social Sciences
ECO 100  Elements of Economics
General Education Options
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course
  • CSC 124  Computer Programming I
  • ENG 217  Scientific and Technical Writing  
  • MAT 281  Calculus I
Required Major Courses 73
GET 130  Intro to Engineering Technology 3
CET 235  Digital Electronics Design 4
CET 270  Introduction to Microprocessor Design 4
CET 335  Microprocessor Interfacing 4
CET 360  Microprocessor Engineering 4
EET 110  Electric Circuits I 4
EET 160  Electric Circuits II  4
EET 210  Linear Electronics I  4
EET 310  Methods in Engineering Analysis 3
EET 320  Network Analysis 4
EET 325  Introduction to Electric Power 4
EET 365  Linear Electronics II 4
EET 370  Instrumentation Design I 4
EET 400  Senior Project Proposal 1
EET 410  Automatic Control Systems 4
EET 430  RF Communications 4
EET 450  Senior Project 3
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
PHY 101  College Physics I 4
PHY 202  College Physics II 4
Technical Elective 4
Select from the following:
  • CET 440  Computer Networking
  • EET 420  Instrumentation Design II
  • EET 460  Digital Signal Processing
  • EET 485  Special Topics in EET
  • EET 495  EET Internship (single instance, 4 cr. max)
Related Electives 3
Select from the following:
  • Any EET technical elective
  • Any ITE course
  • MTR 325 or above
  • CHE 102  General Chemistry II
  • CSC 202 or above
  • MAT 195  Discrete Math Structures
  • MAT 300 or above
  • PHY 221 or above
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): EET 450 Senior Project
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): CET 360 Microprocessor Engineering AND EET 450 Senior Project
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): EET 110 Electric Circuits I

Program Notes: College Algebra (3 credits) and College Trigonometry (3 credits) may be substituted for Pre-Calculus, if math placement test score does not permit direct entry into Pre-Calculus or if the student desires a less intense math coverage.

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Mission, Accreditation and Enrollment Data

Mission Statement

The mission of the electrical engineering technology program at PennWest California is to provide its students with a well-rounded education that meets the needs of the Commonwealth. Our graduates are prepared for technically oriented careers in analog and digital electronic systems, microprocessor technologies, and electric power, with an emphasis on system design/testing using a hands-on approach. The program integrates teamwork and leadership skills in a blend of theoretical and applied competencies, while at the same time it prepares the students to face the challenging tasks of changing technologies and lifelong learning. Additionally, the students are trained to take personal responsibility and to apply the highest professional and ethical standards to their activities in electrical engineering technology and to understand local, national, and global issues related to the field.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree program is accredited by the  Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. All graduates from this program receive accredited degrees. Seniors and graduates of the programs are eligible to sit for a prelicensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

Educational Program Objectives


The Electrical Engineering Technology program aims to produce graduates who can: 

1. Think critically to assess and evaluate complex technical and non-technical problems in a corporate environment;

2. Communicate effectively in oral, written, visual, and graphical modes in interpersonal and group situations at a level of effectiveness expected of industry employers; 

3. Remain technically current and adapt to rapidly changing technologies; 

4. Perform ethically and professionally in business, industry, and society; 

5. Function effectively in team-oriented open-ended activities in a corporate environment; and 

6. Blend theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to solve technical problems using analog and digital solutions. 


Program Outcomes


By the time of graduation, Electrical Engineering Technology students will demonstrate the following: 

1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the electrical engineering technology discipline;

2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the electrical engineering technology discipline;

3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

The associate degree program prepares graduates to install, test, maintain, calibrate and repair electrical and electronic systems. In addition, both programs emphasize computer application skills, computer programming and technical report writing. Associate degree graduates may transfer to the bachelor's degree program with no loss of time or credits. 

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for electrical engineering technology graduates are diverse and plentiful. Graduates find challenging positions as engineers, electronic designers, software developers and programmers, network technicians, instrumentation designers, systems technicians, administrators, field representatives, and sales representatives. Other graduates pursue advanced degrees in master's and doctoral programs. Graduates of the program have been experiencing an excellent job market in recent years. During the next three years, the demand is expected to increase.

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