ABET, Inc., (the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology; 111 Market Place,Suite 1050,Baltimore, MD 21202, 410.347.7700), is a federation of 30 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 70 years. ABET currently accredits some 2,700 programs at over 550 colleges and universities nationwide. For more information on accreditation, the ABET criterion or ABET resources, visit www.abet.org
The ABET accreditation process ensures that each program has a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of the program. ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited electrical engineering technology program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession.
In support of Nassau Community College’s mission, the Electrical Engineering Technology program offers a curriculum that develops critical thinking skills, fosters all modes of communications, applies college level math and science throughout the technical core courses and develops the technical skills required to enter the engineering workforce. The program strives to instill the paramount importance of life-long learning, the endless pursuit of technical competence and the business ethics required for a professional in any field of engineering.
- EO1 Produce graduates who can function effectively as electronic technicians for firms located within the Long Island community and surrounding areas;
- EO2 Produce graduates who will understand the importance of life-long learning and who are ready to transfer to Bachelor of Engineering Technology programs to continue their education;
- EO3 Produce graduates who are aware of business ethics and can function productively as individuals or as part of an engineering team within the industrial electronics sector;
- EO4 Produce graduates who can communicate effectively at both technical and interpersonal levels as required by the corporate community;
To promote realization of the program objectives, the following outcomes have been designed in concurrence with ABET Criterion 3 describing Program Outcomes and Assessment and Nassau Community College-Electrical Engineering Technology’s course level assessment matrix. Upon graduation of the program, the students will develop the skills, knowledge and behavior described in the following outcomes.
- PO1a Graduates will have a mastery of analog and digital electronics sufficient to build, test and troubleshoot basic electronic circuits and systems. This includes a high level of competency using typical test instrumentation related to the responsibilities of a practicing technician.
- PO1b Graduates will be capable of formulating the test procedures needed to make the basic bench measurements that normally occur as a practicing technician (current, voltage, frequency response measurements, etc.).
- PO1c Graduates will have a working knowledge of the typical computer software used for standard office communications, scientific research and electronic design and analysis.
- PO1d Student will be aware of the procedures and the importance of preparing quality assignments, reports and projects and the problems/impact associated with not making a deadline.
- PO2a Graduates will be informed on the importance of continuing their technical education through professional associations, post-degree training and professional educational opportunities.
- PO2b Graduates will have developed an aptitude for critical thinking through the use of problem solving.
- PO2c Graduates will have developed the math and physics aptitude necessary to support critical thinking required to solve problems within engineering and technology applications.
- PO3a Graduates will develop the skills required to work in teams to complete lab design projects.
- PO3b Students will be informed of the ethical and social considerations which they may encounter in their professional engineering career
- PO4a Graduates will develop the written presentation skills necessary to disseminate technical information from laboratory and/or design experiences.
- PO4b Graduates will develop the oral presentation skills necessary to disseminate technical information from laboratory and/or design experiences.
The faculty members have designed a continuous improvement process that includes assessment of the program outcomes that is guided by the faculty members and includes evaluation, review and voice by all program constituents. Based on the results of the review, recommendations for modifications to selected components of the program will be revised and continually monitored