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. Will I have to take math?
  5. How much does school cost?
  6. 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?
    NHTI’s Electronics Engineering Technology graduates are highly sought after due to their background and skills in electronics and computer technologies.  NHTI’s AS EET program prepares you for employment in a variety of fields including consumer electronics, research and development, the defense industry, renewable energy & power generation, manufacturing, biomedical, telecommunications, and semiconductors.
  2. How much money will I make?
    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median yearly salary for AS EET graduates is over $57,000.  Recent graduates of NHTI’s AS EET program received a starting salary of between $35,000 and $45,000 for jobs in NH. Your pay may vary depending on experience, capability, and employer.
  3. Are my courses transferable to other colleges?
    YES, and the majority of NHTI’s AS EET graduates complete a BS EET; some withing two years of graduating from NHTI.  Accreditation is the key to the transferability of your NHTI courses and your NHTI AS EET degree.  NHTI's Electronics Engineering Technology program is accredited by Accredited by the ETAC Commission of ABET, www.abet.org/etac-membership. Here are just a few ETAC of ABET accredited colleges that have accepted NHTI’s EET courses: WPI, UNH, UMASS Lowell, Northeastern University, Wentworth, and Merrimack College.  Also, when you are accepted into NHTI’s EET degree program, you are automatically admitted into UNH-Manchester’s BS EET program.
  4. Will I have to take math?
    All engineering fields require a solid foundation in math.
  5. How much does school cost?
    For tuition, fees and related costs please click here.
  6. Are courses available at night?
    YES! All courses are available at night. 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.  Also see if your school offers Running Start or Project Lead the Way courses.
  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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