Graduates of this program are trained to: designing or adapting a variety of electrical circuits, equipment, and systems under supervision, analyzing, troubleshooting, commissioning, installing and repairing a variety of electrical circuits, equipment, and systems under supervision implementing quality control and assurance programs apply communication, documentation, computer applications, information technology, and teamwork skills to support the electrical engineering activities of an organization
The graduates work in a wide range of settings in both large and small organizations and in a variety of sectors in the electrical engineering industry. Their activities could have a broad range: power distribution and utilization; electrical power generation, transmission, and protection; industrial telecommunications; electrical maintenance and installation; and automation systems.
A special feature of this program is the “capstone” Engineering Technology Project course taken at the end of the third term which includes such topics as: project management concepts; needs identification techniques; proposed solutions preparation; the project life cycle; the project manager’s responsibilities and skills; the effective project team; types of project organizations; project communications and documentation; project planning, scheduling, and control; resource considerations; and cost planning and performance evaluation. In this course, students can replicate an actual civil electrical project under the direction of NAC’s instructors who are also practicing professional engineers.
Another feature is the Career Development course also taken in the final term which focuses on career planning and effective job search strategies, the techniques of researching companies, the basics of interviewing including a review of typical interview questions and role-playing, with all of this being presented and directed by senior practicing engineers who have direct and current experience with interviewing and hiring engineering technicians.