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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Concentration Areas: Computer Systems Electrical/Electronic Systems Lasers and Photonics Audio and Electro-Acoustical Systems
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Valencia’s Bachelor’s degree program, known as a 2+2 degree, builds on your associate degree so that you can complete the upper-division requirements for a bachelor’s in as little as two years. Full-time - 2 to 3 years | Part-time - 3 to 4 years
Engineering Your Future Valencia is the only school in Florida to offer a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. Our program was developed in partnership with Central Florida High-Tech and Engineering Industries and incorporates the same state-of-the-art equipment found in the research and development departments of major companies. This enhances and better prepares you 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. All courses are held on Valencia’s West Campus.
JOB OUTLOOK As an engineer, you’ll supervise/lead a team of junior engineers, working to support a designer. Depending on your concentration, you could work for companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Siemens, L3 Communication, Harris Corporation, NASA, Aviation & Aerospace, Entertainment and Homeland Security industries doing research and development, product evaluation, maintenance or building designs. Expected salary range: $45,000 – $65,000
CHOOSE FROM FOUR CONCENTRATIONS Computer Systems Learn to analyze, design and implement hardware and software computer systems. Apply circuit analysis, design and computer programming to the building, testing, operation and maintenance of logic and microcontroller devices and computer and network security. Potential Careers: • Computer Systems Engineer • Systems Development Engineer
• Software Systems Engineer •N etworking and Communications Engineer
Electrical/Electronic Systems Learn to analyze, design and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems and power systems. Apply circuit analysis, design and computer programming to the building, testing, operation and maintenance of electrical systems. Potential Careers: • Electrical Engineer
•E lectronic Systems Engineer
•E lectrical Systems Development Engineer
•E lectronic Embedded Systems Engineer
Lasers and Photonics Learn to analyze, design and implement optical communication systems, optical detectors and electro-optical devices and systems. Apply circuit analysis, design and computer programming to the building, testing, operation and maintenance of laser and optical systems. Potential Careers: • Laser Electronics Engineer
•O ptical Communications Engineer
• Electro–Optical Engineer
• Photonics Engineer
Audio and Electro-Acoustical Systems Learn to analyze, design and implement audio electronic, acoustical and electro-acoustical devices and systems. Apply circuit analysis, design and computer programming to the building, testing, operation and maintenance of audio electronic devices. Become proficient with Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) and use of computer software applications to complete audio engineering tasks such as recording, editing, processing and mixing. Potential Careers: • Audio and Sound Engineer • Production Engineer
•D igital Audio Engineer •E lectro-Acoustical Systems Engineer
5 STEPS TO YOUR BACHELOR’S DEGREE
Complete your A.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology or A.A. degree (including all prerequisites.)
Apply for the Bachelor’s program.
Once you’ve gained acceptance, enroll in classes. A.S. degree holders must complete: • 18 general education credits • 25 credits in upper-division core courses • 24 credits in an upper division concentration area • 3 credits of a program exit requirement A.A. degree holders must complete: • 18 credits of lower-division technical courses • 25 credits in upper-division core courses • 24 credits in an upper-division concentration area • 3 credits of a program exit requirement
Complete a three-credit program exit project. This project will be evaluated by a professional from within your industry of concentration, not professors. This is a great chance to network and gain an understanding of industry expectations.
Graduate with your Bachelor’s degree. Total credit hours for the program = 130 • 60 credit hours from the A.A. or A.S. degree • 70 credit hours of upper division coursework
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS This is a 2 + 2 program, meaning you must first complete an associate degree before you can transfer into the bachelor’s program.
Transferring With an A.S. Degree Must complete an A.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology, including: • 42 credit hours of discipline-specific courses • 18 credit hours of general education
Transferring With an A.A. Degree Must complete an A.A. with Pre-Engineering coursework, including: • 24 credit hours of associate level coursework • 36 hours of general education • Math through Calculus II • Science through Physics with Calculus I Check the program sheet for specific course requirements. If your degree is in another field, you must undergo a formal evaluation.
HOW TO APPLY •B efore applying, contact a Valencia advisor (contact information on back) to confirm that you have met all of the admission requirements. •S ubmit your application online at valenciacollege.edu/admissionsrecords (there is a $50 application fee.) •T here’s no application deadline, but the priority date is one month prior to the beginning of a fall, spring or summer term.
CONNECT WITH VALENCIA For more information about the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program or admissions requirements, please contact a program specialist: Charles Davis Jr. Ali Notash Career Program Advisor Department Chair or email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 407-582-5607 407-582-1937
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Published on May 14, 2013
Bachelor Degree Brochure in Photonics, Audio and Electro-Acoustical Systems