Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical engineering technicians generally assist engineers who plan, design, construct, install, operate, test, and maintain electronic or electrical power systems and devices. In the electronics field, a technologist's job often involves the manufacture, installation, operation, design, and repair of a wide range of electronic products. 

Many electrical technologists work in and with electrical utility companies and heavy industries where they are involved in electrical power generation, power distribution, and machine control. Electrical technologists are often involved with the installation, operation, and maintenance of computer equipment and instrumentation. Many electrical technologists also work in technical sales. 

The Electrical Engineering Technology (2EET) degree program offers structured exposure to technical areas such as computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD), computer-aided design (PSPICE, MicroCAP), robotics, microprocessors, electrical machine control, and industrial electronics. 

The 2EET degree is offered at Penn State Fayette and Penn State York. Additionally, the 2EET degree is offered by The Behrend College at Penn State Erie.

The A.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology is Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology Program Criteria.

Program Educational Objectives

The Associate Electrical Engineering Technology program is designed to provide a curriculum that prepares students to pursue a career in the industry and to develop in their profession. Due to their experience in the Associate Electrical Engineering Technology program, within few years of graduation, we expect our graduates to have the ability to:

  • Apply analytical and empirical skills in the operation, testing, or maintenance of electrical systems.
  • Collaborate effectively in project team activities through recognizing the global, societal, and ethical contexts of their work.
  • Communicate effectively through preparation and delivery of technical and non-technical documentation and communications.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. The Associate Electrical Engineering Technology program is designed to enable students to:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Contact Information

Penn State Fayette
Andy Gapinski
Program Coordinator

Penn State York
Patrick Hein
Program Coordinator

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
David Loker
Program Coordinator



The School of Engineering Design and Innovation delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The school offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design and Innovation

304 Engineering Design and Innovation Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952