Engineering Technology/Electrical Technology with Solar Energy Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Electrical Technology with Solar Energy Concentration)

Credits required 66/70

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Eileen Young, Department Chair and Professor of Engineering and Technology, eileen.young@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: TE

Concentration Code: TES

Program Goals Statement

This program prepares students to work as technicians in many positions for which training in electricity and electronics technology are required. Some of the most common areas with job opportunities are solar energy, industrial manufacturing, research and development laboratory, field service, technical writer, and technical sales.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Program Information

  • All technical courses use computer applications, and laboratories are equipped with modern test equipment.
  • Every technical course has a related laboratory, which provides hands-on experience.
  • Students should be in a Math course every semester until they have completed their sequence.
  • Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads.
  • Not all courses are offered every year. Read course descriptions to plan course schedule.

After BCC

  • Graduates can work as an equipment installation technician, central office technician, computer technician, engineering assistant, manufacturing lab technician, solar technician, field service and installation technician, or customer support specialist.
  • If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, speak with your advisor and visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Oral Communication

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Elective Courses – Choose one Global Awareness elective

ART 105Survey of Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance Art

3 credits

ART 106Survey of Art History II: Modern Art

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses - Choose one Humanities elective

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Humanities elective: See General Education Competency Courses for Humanities course listings (ARC 201, COM 101, COM 114, COM 118, PHL 152, or foreign language recommended)

Core Courses

EGR 131Introduction to Electrical Circuits

4 credits

EGR 132Electrical Circuits

4 credits

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

EGR 137Digital Electronics

4 credits

EGR 211Programmable Control Systems

4 credits

EGR 284Solar Power

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Choose one of the following

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Core Electives – Choose three from

Total Credit Hours:6-8

First Technical Elective: Choose from EGR only

Second and Third Technical Elective: Choose from EGR, CAD, CED, CIS 121, CIS 160, CHM 113, GIS or MTH 214

Math Courses

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

And

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

Or

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

And

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-17

For students with adequate mathematics preparedness and interested in transfer, MTH 152 and MTH 172 may be substituted for MTH 141 and MTH 142

Science Courses

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

PHY 102Technical Physics II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-17

Suggested Technical Electives

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 160The Microcomputer Environment

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

CED 220Cooperative Work Experience II

3 credits

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

EGR 183Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures

3 credits

EGR 282Wind Power

4 credits

EGR 251Statics

3 credits

And

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

with

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

And

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Transfer CHM 113, EGR 251, MTH 214 (with MTH 152 and MTH 172)

A+ Certification CIS 121, CIS 160

Cooperative Education CED 210, CED 220

Sustainability/Green Energy EGR 171, EGR 183, EGR 282

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

EGR 131Introduction to Electrical Circuits

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

Or

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

Or

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

EGR 132Electrical Circuits

4 credits

EGR 137Digital Electronics

4 credits

PHY 102Technical Physics II

4 credits

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

Or

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer

Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads.

 

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

Or

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

And

Technical Elective

3 credits

And

Technical Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

EGR 211Programmable Control Systems

4 credits

EGR 284Solar Power

4 credits

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

Or

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

And

Technical Elective

3 credits

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