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2013-14 Academic Catalog 
2013-14 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology - ESET.AS

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Electronic Systems Engineering Technology is a continually expanding field offering exciting careers in electronic system design, manufacturing, maintenance, marketing, support, and management. Graduates have assumed major roles in a wide variety of professional areas. Some of these areas include sensors, communications, control systems, circuit design, system design, systems testing, computer system design, medical systems, and materials testing. As the country designs, upgrades, replaces and maintains the vast communications highway, most of the work will be done by electronics technicians.

Math, computer and technical skills all provide a base for career development that often leads to leadership and management positions in the broad field of electronics engineering.

Educational background: Applicants are advised that competency in algebra, trigonometry, and physics is important. Applicants without this background may take the prerequisite courses at STCC although this may lengthen the time needed to complete the degree program.

Graduates are often encouraged to pursue a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their associate’s degree. Students wishing to further their education in an engineering field should notify their STCC academic advisor early in their course of study so that arrangements can be made to facilitate the transfer process.

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology is one of the four degree programs in the Electronics Systems Group. The other degree programs are Computer Systems Engineering Tech - CSET.AS , Laser Electro-Optics Technology - LEOT.AS , and Telecommunications Technology - TCOM.AAS .

Students are encouraged to contact members of the department for course selection and career advising.

Minimum Grade Requirement: Students in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology must receive a grade of “D” or better. A QPA of 2.0 must be achieved for graduation.

Accreditation: Accredited by the TAC Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.


3-year Graduation Rate (Cohort Entering Fall 2010)

Fall 2010 Enrollment

Fall 2011 Enrollment

Fall 2012 Enrollment

Fall 2013 Enrollment






Programmatic Technical Standard (PDF)

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, as listed below, the degree of Associate in Science in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology will be awarded.

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program educational objectives:

The career and professional accomplishments that the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program is preparing graduates to achieve are as follows:

  1. Prepare graduates to apply scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills and proficiency with the use of both hardware and software tools germane to the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology field that can be applied immediately in an industrial environment.
  2. Be recognized as a valued professional and an effective communicator in industries related to the electronic systems technologies field.
  3. Practice their profession in a collaborative, team-oriented manner that embraces the multicultural and multidisciplinary nature of today’s society.
  4. Engage in lifelong learning and professional development through the various educational modalities available and through professional organization participation.
  5. Conduct themselves as responsible members of society with the willingness to assist fellow employees and with an understanding of the ethical, social, and economic impact of their work in a global context.

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program outcomes

Program outcomes are the specific skills, knowledge and behaviors that a student acquires while going through the curriculum. Upon graduation from the ESET program, the student is expected to be able to demonstrate:

  1. Competence in the knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools of the electronic systems engineering technologist discipline including: expertise in the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microprocessors
  2. An ability to apply current knowledge and skills and adapt to emerging applications in technology
  3. An ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret laboratory and field tests and apply these results to improve processes in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electronic systems.
  4. An ability to apply creativity in the design and application of electronic systems, components or processes to the fields of embedded control, wireless and wireline communications, and remote sensing applications
  5. An ability to function effectively on teams,
  6. An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems,
  7. An ability to write, speak, and listen effectively,
  8. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning,
  9. An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities,
  10. A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues,
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

(ESET.AS) Curriculum

Total (ESET.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 67


  1. MATH-132  and MATH-232  must be completed and passed by the start of semester 3.
  2. MATH-142 , MATH-232 , or MATH-145  for student pursuing a path to MATH-155 .

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Edward Bigos Faculty/Department Co-Chair 17/637 413-755-4544
Jeffrey Cooper Instructor 17/631 413-755-4578
Rick Jagodowski Faculty / Electrical Engineering Tech. Dept. Chair 20/120 413-755-4594
Arvind Karnik Faculty 17/633 413-755-4560
Nicholas Massa Faculty 17/637 413-755-4579
Gary Mullett Faculty/Department Co-Chair 17/635 413-755-4600
Gordon Snyder Executive Director 101/1E 413-755-6552
Eliano Soares Staff Assistant 17/219 413-755-4593
Ron Stone Electronic Technical II 17/621 413-755-4577
Peter Vangel Faculty/Co-Chairperson 17/637 413-755-4665

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