Long Island City, NY, Electronics Engineering Technology Schools
Several schools in the Long Island City area offer degree programs in electronics engineering technology or other relevant fields of study. This article looks at three schools, none more than 25 minutes from the heart of Long Island City, and the degree programs they offer. Prospective students can learn more about each school through a table that showcases important facts, such as enrollment, tuition, acceptance rates and the percentage of students who graduate on time. At the end of the article is a brief paragraph noting other area schools with related programs.
- The Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology offers an associate's degree program and two bachelor's degree programs in electronics engineering technology. One of the college's bachelor's degree programs and its associate's degree program focus on the field as it relates to aviation. The school is about four miles from the city center.
- The CUNY New York City College of Technology is approximately five miles from downtown Long Island City and offers an associate's degree in electrical engineering technology that introduces students to the development and design of lab projects.
- Hudson County Community College, approximately seven miles from the center of Long Island City in Jersey City, NJ, offers an associate's degree in the field.
Comparison of Schools
Students who are deciding on a school need to be aware of many aspects regarding the institution. The following table of information will help them learn about these three schools.
|Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology||CUNY New York City College of Technology||Hudson County Community College|
|School Type||4-year, private, not-for-profit*||4-year, public*||2-year, public*|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||1,502*||17,279*||8,864*|
|Campus Setting||Large city*||Large city*||Large city*|
|Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)||$24,550*||$6,920 for in-state and $14,310 for out-of-state students*||$5,508 for in-district, $9,558 for in-state and $13,428 for out-of-state students*|
|Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||95%*||82%*||81%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A Open admissions*||77%*||N/A Open admissions*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||77% of full-time students*||78% of full-time students*||58% of full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate||32% (for students who began their studies in Fall 2011)*||18% (for students who began their studies in Fall 2011)*||10% (for students who began their studies in Fall 2014)*|
Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Vaughn College's degree programs in electronic engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and offered as part of its engineering and technology programs. The school is a member of the Federal Aviation Administration's College Training Initiative.
Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology - Avionics
This program takes approximately two years to complete. Its curriculum provides instruction in basic engineering technological components, such as navigation, electronic communication and surveillance. To graduate, students must pass a Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone Operator License review course. Credits earned in this program may transfer to the school's bachelor's degree program in the field or to a bachelor's degree program in electronic engineering technology at nearby 4-year schools.
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology - Avionics
This program, which takes about four years to complete, provides students with instruction in aircraft electronic systems. Its curriculum covers avionic technology as it relates to theory and the physical sciences. To complete the program, students must also pass an exam for the Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone Operator License.
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology - Electronics
The curriculum of this approximately 4-year program provides instruction about how to anticipate and design solutions to technical problems. Classes in the program cover both technology and math subjects.
CUNY New York City College of Technology
A member of the City University of New York System, New York City College of Technology's associate's degree program in electrical engineering technology is offered through its Department of Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Technology. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
This 67-69-credit hour program prepares graduates for a career as an electrical or electronics technician. The program's curriculum includes both lectures and labs. Courses cover topics such as circuit analysis, electrical drafting, electronic controls, communications electronics, electric machines theory and digital electronics.
Hudson County Community College
This community college's associate's degree program in electronics engineering technology is offered through its Technology Department.
Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
This program provides students with instruction in and hands-on experience working with electronics applications. Required courses include pulse and digital circuits, analog integrated circuits, electric circuits and scientific programming. The program's curriculum includes both labs and lectures.
The CUNY system offers associate's degree programs in electronic engineering technology at several other of its affiliated schools in the area. Specifically, the Bronx Community College, which is located approximately seven miles from downtown Long Island City, Queensborough Community College, located about nine miles from Long Island City, and College of Staten Island, located about 15 miles from Long Island City offer associate's degree programs in electronic engineering technology. Degree programs are also available at Essex County College, situated approximately 12 miles from Long Island City, and Nassau Community College, located about 16 miles from Long Island City.