Electronic Engineering Technology - Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What jobs will I be qualified for?
  2. How much money will I make?
  3. Are my courses transferable to other colleges?
  4. Are my course transferable from other colleges?
  5. Will I have to take math?
  6. How much does school cost?
  7. Are courses available at night?

Frequently NOT-asked questions:

  1. Is NHTI accredited?
  2. Can I work, full-time, while going to school full-time?
  3. I'm still in high school. What can I do now?
  4. I am a Senior in High School. What should I do?
  5. What if I don't like my job after I graduate?

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

1. What jobs will I be qualified for?

Naturally, the hardest questions are the first ones to be asked. Jobs landed by our graduates are so diverse that a specific job description almost defies definition. As a graduate of the two-year EET program, you are qualified to be an Electronics Engineering Technician. Ideally, you will work in direct support of one or more engineers who rely on you to implement and carry out the details of their work. In actuality, jobs landed by students vary from highly paid technician positions to sales and support to associate engineering responsibilities.

2. How much money will I make?

The average income for employees in the Electronic Engineering Technology field is $17.33/hr (>$35K/year w/o overtime), according to a recent survey/publication by New Hampshire's Career Resource Center. Your pay may vary significantly depending on experience, capability, and employer. (Did you think to ask about job satisfaction?)

3. Are my courses transferable to other colleges?

YES! Accreditation facilitates the transferability of your degree, and NHTI's Electronics Engineering Technology program is accredited by Accredited by the ETAC Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. We also have in place various agreements and even joint enrollment with other schools. See your academic department head for details.

4. Are my course transferable from other colleges?

Yes, but... Our curriculum is Electronics Engineering Technology, and is accredited by ETAC/ABET. Similarly accredited curriculums involving engineering related courses do transfer fairly easily, as do many of the English, Sociology and Humanities courses. Problems arise when attempting to substitute non-engineering tech courses for direct replacement of the core courses.

5. Will I have to take math?

YES! You get to take several math courses. Engineering finds solutions through math and we do a pretty good job of teaching you how to use the math, not just how to do it.

6. How much does school cost?

For tuition, fees and related costs please click here.

7. Are courses available at night?

YES! All courses are available at night. Attending NHTI part-time at night will allow you to complete in four years. The higher level courses are generally offered every other year. Contact the Division of Online & Continuing Education at NHTI, (603) 230-4015, for details.

Answers to Frequently NOT-asked questions:

1. Is NHTI accredited?

Yes. For accreditation information please visit our Accreditation page.

2. Can I work, full-time, while going to school full-time?

In theory yes, but remember, this is a challenging, career-generating degree. You certainly could attend part-time while working full-time. Many employers will even pay for your school if you do. If you wish to attend full-time, however, we recommend that you limit your work hours.

3. I'm still in high school. What can I do now?

Talk to our Admissions Department, visit us during our open house, and take the best courses you can get at your school. Courses you take should include Algebra II and Geometry. You should also take Trigonometry and Physics if you can get them.

4. I am a Senior in High School. What should I do?

Apply! That's right, apply! You can't brag when you get accepted if you don't apply. Your application will cost you $10. If you are accepted $100 of non-refundable tuition deposit will reserve your seat. How can you beat that? The Admissions Office will tell you everything you need for prerequisites and how to get any courses you might be lacking. You can even apply on-line.

5. What if I don't like my job after I graduate?

It is about time someone asked that question. Either you will like it, or you will move on to a job you do like. Remember that our graduates have only invested two academic years in their education, and remember that an electronic engineering technology degree will serve as an exceptionally strong foundation for whatever course you choose to pursue. The science, math and problem solving skills you will acquire are coveted by employers and valued by academic institutions. Having an electronic engineering technology background will serve you well wherever you go. Most of our graduates report that they like their work and most stay in the electronics field because they truly enjoy it and because it is a rewarding and satisfying career.

Frank Polito
EET Dept. Head

(603) 271-6484 x4278
fpolito@ccsnh.edu

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Concord, NH 03301
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