Electrical Engineering Technology

Gain the knowledge to become an Electrical Engineering Technician.

Engineering professionals apply math and science principles to develop solutions to building and construction projects. Bates offers the only program in the region where students prepare for careers in electrical code application, interior and exterior lighting design, and all aspects of electrical design. Instruction includes all phases of electrical engineering, CAD drafting, and design for commercial buildings.

General Information

Career Advisor: Dan Eberle
253-680-7002 | deberle@batestech.edu

Location: Central / Mohler Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Program Length: Six Quarters

Program Educational Objectives: Program educational objectives are broad statements that are used to describe career and professional accomplishments that the Engineering Technology programs are preparing graduates to achieve during the first 2-4 years of graduation. The objectives are broad but imply employment in the area served by Bates Technical College, as an engineering technician or technologist at the two-year associate degree level. This is consistent with the mission of the college.

Within two to four years after graduation, students of the program will be able to do these:

  • Demonstrate an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams in an engineering-focused environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and effectively in a diverse and technical environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage time effectively working on engineering projects.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  • Demonstrate an ability to systematically make decisions as a member of an engineering team.
  • National Median Salary$65,260
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings10,700

This information is base on data from June 2021.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Associate of Applied Science-Transfer
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
CIP: 15.0396 EPC: 646  

Bates offers the only program in the region in which students prepare for careers in electrical code application, interior and exterior lighting design, and all aspects of electrical design. Instruction includes all phases of electrical engineering, CAD drafting, and design for commercial buildings. Technician’s design and draft electrical power, signal, interior, and exterior lighting systems. They also assist in specification writing and share in on-site construction supervision. Students in this program are encouraged to take the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) examinations.  

Program Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-algebra 55 and Reading 80 or approved transition from basic studies

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Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Jose Suchite

    253.680.7342 | Email

Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. For Fall Quarter 2021, vaccinations will be required. Learn more about vaccinations and our COVID-19 response on the COVID-19 resource page.