HCC Northeast program awarded ETAC of ABET accreditation for over 30 years

Aug 29, 2014

The Houston Community College Northeast electronics engineering technology program will continue its long history of providing a top-notch education that is internationally recognized. The AAS in Electronics Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, which extends the recognition to 31 years for the program. Since 1983, electronics engineering technology faculty, staff and college administrators have been committed to delivering an educational program that meets the highest criteria required by industry and the ETAC of ABET.

The ETAC of ABET is a non-profit organization and global leader, whose mission is to assure quality and innovation in individual programs of study. HCC Northeast is the only community college in the state of Texas to receive the accreditation for the electronics engineering technology degree. In order to qualify for this prestigious designation, the electronics engineering technology program faculty, curricula, facilities, technology and student success rates were comprehensively evaluated. “We are exceptionally proud of this accomplishment. The reaccreditation strengthens our program and keeps HCC Northeast positioned as a center of excellence for engineering technologies,” says president Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher.

The accreditation status ensures that all credits earned in the HCC Northeast electronics engineering technology program transfer to colleges and universities nationally and internationally. Moreover, the ABET accreditation provides graduates and industry employers additional quality assurance during the hiring process.

“Students who enroll in our program can rest assured that they are receiving the highest standard of education provided by a program that has been thoroughly vetted for its quality and validity,” says STEM director Morteza Sameei.

The electronics engineering technology program is one of many STEM programs offered by the College. The program provides education and training for work as technicians in energy services, medical, aerospace, petrochemical and upstream oil and gas industries. Electronics engineering technology technicians are trained to troubleshoot, monitor and repair medical monitoring devices and communications, electronics, navigation and electrical equipment.

Five highly credentialed faculty members teach in the electronics program, each with anaverage of 20 years of industry experience. As the workforce demand for skilled technicians increase, the program has experienced continued growth, with more than 550 enrollments at the start of the fall semester. For more information on STEM and energy related programs offered by HCC Northeast, call 713.718.8300 or visit northeast.hccs.edu.

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