2014-2015 Catalog 
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Electrical Engineering Technology - Electrical Engineering Technology Concentration, A.A.S.

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Electrical Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3475, electric.tech@nscc.edu, Program Site

The Electrical Engineering Technology A.A.S. degree is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) including Automated Control Systems, Electrical, and Electronic concentrations.

The Electrical Engineering Technology program is a comprehensive program with various options. This program offers three concentrations: Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, and Automated Control Systems (offered only at the Cookeville campus). See information below for specifics for each option.


The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.

Degree Requirement

Students earning the A.A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of technical course work at Nashville State.

Electrical Engineering Technology Concentration

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Electrical Engineering Technology concentration emphasizes both theory and practical applications in applied electrical engineering technology. Graduates have a diversified understanding of modern methods and insight in comprehending new and future developments. Applied mathematics, science, and liberal arts courses support comprehensive electrical technology studies. Laboratory experiments coordinate with classroom theory to provide practical hands-on learning. Students analyze industrial, commercial, and utility electrical power systems and study electrical and automated control systems with application to processing and manufacturing industries.

Graduates are typically employed as electrical engineering technicians - working with engineering teams; planning, specifying, purchasing, installing, testing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems, equipment, and controls in such important activities as: industrial plant engineering; manufacturing methods and quality assurance; automatic control of complex industrial processes; electrical facilities in building construction; operation and maintenance of electrical and associated equipment; electrical design and specifications and drawing development in professional consulting engineering activities; and electrical power company systems and equipment.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply circuit analysis and design, computer technology, analog and digital electronics, and electrical and electronic principles to install, test, and maintain systems;
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and graphical skills;
  • Function on teams demonstrating leadership, individual ability, and team skills;
  • Exhibit a commitment to quality and dependability; and
  • Differentiate, analyze, and construct DC and AC circuits.

Concentration Outcomes

  • Examine and demonstrate the application of discrete devices, digital, and analog circuits;
  • Understand and apply proper techniques for analyzing and producing drawings;
  • Create original and modify existing PLC programs;
  • Assemble and wire transformers and rotating machinery; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of industrial electrical hardware, codes, and various electrical/electronic systems.

Career Opportunities

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Power Companies
  • Maintenance of electrical systems and equipment
  • Industrial Process Control


Course Requirements

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students demonstrate the appropriate skill levels before enrolling in college-level courses. ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determines whether a student needs to enroll in Learning Support courses in reading, writing, and/or math. After completing the required Learning Support course(s), a student may enroll in college-level courses.

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.


* This course is part of the general education core.



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