Valencia College, Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program was developed in partnership with local engineering professionals and incorporates the same state-of-the-art equipment found in the research and development departments of major companies. That way, you'll be prepared to meet both industry demands and employer expectations by the time you graduate. And with small class sizes of only about 22 people, you'll get the same individual instruction and support that students have come to expect from Valencia.
Is Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology for you?
Engineering technologists use math and science to create and enhance technologies that benefit humanity. So, if you like knowing why and how things work and applying that knowledge to solve real-life problems and help people, engineering technology may be the career for you.
A career in engineering technology offers:
Variety of career options
Benefit to society
Technological and scientific environment
What do Electrical and Computer Engineering Technologists do?
Electrical and computer engineering technologists work closely with design engineers and planners. They provide a wide range of critical and logistical services: implementation of a design, measurements and testing, calibration, and supervision of its operation to name a few.
For example, while an electrical engineer may formulate the blueprint of a certain satellite communication system, it is the electrical engineering technologist who may supervise the manufacturing and testing of the satellite system, as well as overseeing the work of others involved in the project and its implementation. In this way, electrical and computer engineering technologists bridge the gap between those who draw the design and those who implement it.
Engineering vs. Engineering Technology
Engineers and engineer technologists work together, but their jobs are different. An engineer’s job is focused on theory. They plan and design engineering projects. In contrast, engineering technologists translate those designs into actual products.
Types of projects:
Electrical and computer engineering technologists help make a variety of technologies that we rely on, including: robots and robotic devices, space communication systems, lasers and electro-optical devices, laser radar systems, laser and optical medical devices, telecommunications systems, automatic control and navigation systems, wireless and mobile networks, computer system, electrical appliances, power plants, fuel and solar energy cells, transportation systems and many more.
Engineering technologists work for major technological companies. They are employed across the technological spectrum and are best suited to areas that deal with application, manufacturing, implementation, engineering operation, sales, and production, as opposed to the conceptual design and research functions performed by many engineering graduates.
Studying Engineering Technology
Engineering technologists must have a theoretical background to work directly with engineers or architects, yet they must also have solid practical, hands-on experience to oversee the work of others. Therefore, engineering technology programs typically offer a 50/50 mix of theory and laboratory experience.
Coursework includes specialized technical courses that emphasize rational thinking and applying scientific principles to find practical solutions to technical problems, as well as courses in mathematics and science that support the technical courses.
Also, most programs include classes that prepare students to communicate intelligently—an important skill for technologists because they must be able to describe and communicate their ideas to fellow workers. Technologists also take a number of courses in the humanities and social sciences to help them understand how their technical work can affect society.
For general information on registration, financial aid and more please contact the Valencia Answer Center located on every campus. You may also contact Enrollment Services at 407-582-1507 or email@example.com.
For specific questions about this bachelor's degree program, contact the department:
Electrical and Computer
Charles W. Davis, Jr., Program Advisor