Electrical Engineering Technology (A.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (A.S.)

The A.ENGT. in Electrical Engineering Technology is a valuable academic credential that stands alone, or can be the foundation for further undergraduate study. This associate degree program typically is completed in two years. 

Our EET program is different from traditional theory-based electrical engineering degree programs. It’s also unlike technology programs focused on repair and maintenance. The applied nature of this EET degree gives you not only working knowledge of the foundational theories of engineering, but also the skills to analyze, design, and implement the many uses of electrical systems. This degree program is industry focused and emphasizes solving real-world problems in the workplace.

Why Penn State Behrend?

The School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend offers you the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art facilities, conduct research with award-winning faculty, and be recruited by companies around the world.

You’ll learn relevant theoretical knowledge in your EET course work, then apply what you’ve learned in class during your hands-on laboratories.

Nearly every class has a related laboratory, and in most cases the lecture and lab will be taught by the same faculty member, giving you continuity between the two learning experiences. Faculty members have significant industrial experience themselves, so their focus is preparing you for a successful career in industry.

If you decide that you are interested in continuing your education beyond the associate degree, you can seamlessly apply the credits you earned in the A.ENGT. to Behrend’s four-year B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program.

Accreditation Matters

The A. ENGT. in Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet. org. Also, the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend consistently places in the Top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s undergraduate engineering programs.

Who Hires Electrical Engineering Technology Majors?

Employers of recent Behrend two-year EET graduates include First Energy, GE, and Steris.

Your Career Starts Here

Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system that will help you to identify and achieve your goals for the college classroom and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester. 


Current Students:

For more detailed course recommendations, see the Recommended Academic Plan and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. You can find other resources on the Current Students page.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Engineering Technology (1 credit)
  • Electrical Circuits I (3 credits)
  • Electrical Circuits I Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Technical Mathematics I (3 credits)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 14

Semester 2

  • Electrical Circuits II (4 credits)
  • Electrical Circuits II Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Digital Electronics (3 credits)
  • Digital Electronics Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Engineering Methods in Engineering Technology (1 credit)
  • Technical Mathematics II (3 credits)
  • Introductory Physics I (4 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 3

  • Microprocessors (3 credits)
  • Op Amp and Integrated Circuit Electronics (4 credits)
  • Electric Machines and Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • Electric Machines and Energy Conversion Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Technical Calculus (4 credits)
  • Social Science Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 4

  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls (3 credits)
  • Introduction to CAD for Electrical and Computer Engineering (2 credits)
  • Calculus with Engineering Technology Applications (3 credits)
  • Chemical Principles I (3 credits)
  • Experimental Chemistry I (1 credit)
  • Effective Speech (3 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 18


This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

This represents a typical course sequence; your schedule will vary depending on your interests. It is recommended that you consult your academic adviser before scheduling any courses. See bulletins.psu.edu for detailed degree requirements and course descriptions.