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.

Contact Information:

Bob Traufler, Career Advisor

Central / Mohler Campus

7:30AM - 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

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. 

Engineering Program Mission Statement

At Bates Technical college, our Engineering Technology Program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the fields of engineering. Through a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes hands-on experience and real-world applications, we strive to produce graduates who are capable of designing, analyzing, and improving mechanical systems and processes. Our program prepares students for careers in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and energy. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork, and to maintaining strong ties with industry partners to ensure that our graduates are well-equipped to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving fields of engineering technology.

 

Degrees & Certificates:

  • AAS: Electrical Engineering Technology
  • AAST: Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Certificate of Training: Engineering Technology
  • CIP: 15.0396

Program Lengths:

  • AAS and AAST degree program length: 6 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Jose Suchite

253.680.7342

jsuchite@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

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

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.

  • National Median Salary: $65,260
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 10,700

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

Program Graduation Rates

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.

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