Registration for Fall classes has already begun.Be sure to meet with an advisor in the Computer, Electrical, or Electronics Engineering Technology department. You can see them all under the heading “Full-time Instructors and Advisors” on the Faculty and Staff Page.
We are offering both technical courses we recommend for your first semester over summer for the first time! ELC 131 Circuits 1 and ELN 133 Digital Logic are both scheduled over summer so new entrants to the programs can get a head start on their technical courses. Check them out now on Schedule Builder!
We will be offering a new course for the 2019-2020 catalog year Electronics ET and Computer ET programs called EGR 110 Intro to Engineering Technology. This course is needed if you transfer to UNCC before getting your AAS degree. It will be similar to our famous EGR 150 Intro to Engineering course in the Associates of Engineering (AE) degree program and promises to be a lot of fun. It is an overview of Engineering Technology disciplines as well as introducing study skills, metacognition, and engineering ethics concepts. This is only a requirement of the 2019-202 catalog year Computer and Electronics ET programs (see below for more details on this).
Each of our degree programs have recently undergone heavy changes. Unless you are a new student, nothing will change with your current curriculum plan. Don’t Worry! These changes only affect those who are joining the programs in Fall 2019 and beyond, or those students who update their catalog years. The total number of required credit hours for each of the programs has dropped. It may benefit you to update your catalog year and graduate sooner! Meet with an advisor to see if this is a possibility. While all three programs are designed for workforce development. For a quick review of what has changed:
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Dropped from 71 credit hours to only 68 credit hours
- The focus of this degree is now to prepare students for university transfer into a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET).
- Includes EGR 110 Intro to Engineering Technology
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Dropped from 75 credit hours to only 69 credit hours
- Focus is now on Workforce Development, with built-in Co-op or Industrial Safety OSHA 30 certification opportunities
- Computer Engineering Technology
- Dropped to 71 Credit hours for the entire degree
- Includes the opportunities for CompTIA A+, CCENT, and LabVIEW Industry certifications.
- Includes EGR 110 Intro to Engineering Technology
Though advising is not required at CPCC, students who advise in with someone in the CEEET department have a fat higher chance of successfully meeting their goals and completing their degrees. Even if you have already signed up for classes for Spring semester, you can benefit from advising, especially if you plan to graduate soon or transfer to UNCC any time in the next few years. We can help you plan your entire time in our program at CPCC until your graduation date! We will be holding advising multiple advising sessions over the next two weeks.
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If you cannot make it to these sessions, there’s still help available as always from our Full-time staff and advisors listed on our Faculty and Staff page. Simply drop by their office hours or email to set up an appointment with them.
There’s lots of opportunities for jobs and college transfer information on campus this semester. Check them out below:
Graduation Application Deadline March 1st:
The deadline to apply for graduation in Spring2018 is March 1st 2018. You must apply for Graduation through mycollege (see image below). Select “Graduation Application” Then select the degree or certificate you wish to apply for. In about a month the Graduation office will send you an email with more information and you must reply to that email with the information they request. Otherwise you won’t graduate.
Are you proficient in SOLID WORKS? Have you taken AutoCAD? Do you have a Mechanical or Electrical background with an understanding of Mechanical Manufacture?
BACE is hiring a PAID, Part-time (18 hours ) Internship position. If you are interested in learning more about this or other opportunities you can contact: Eric.Easton@cpcc.edu
CPCC Job Fair :
More than 70 employers have indicated they are hiring Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology students from CPCC. Many will be present Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 11am-2pm at in the Worrell Gym on Central Campus. Best practices are to bring updated copies of your resume that are targeted to the employers you plan to speak with. CPCC students should bring their Student ID to the fair and are welcome to Contact Career Services to schedule an appointment or visit drop-in hours on the Central or Levine campuses: Central – Wed 11am-1pm, CH 122 / Levine – Tue 12-4pm, check-in at the Levine I Student Success Desk
- Be sure to Dress for Success!
- Research the list of companies attending the fair and be prepared to ask good questions, such as, “What are you looking for in a successful candidate?”
- Not sure what to say? Practice your Elevator Speech as a part of your Career Fair preparation!
- Attend Job Search Prep Day. This Thursday, March 1 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in room 122 Central High, we will be hosting this drop-in event where students can stop by for tips on their spring job search, their resume, and preparation for the Career Fair.
- While supplies last, students will receive a professional folder and 10 FREE printed copies of their resume for the Career Fair or other job search needs
- Extended drop-in hours in a computer lab where they can actively work on their resume with career counselors on hand
- Quick tips for interviewing, job search planning, and making a great first impression will also be available
With fewer than 12 weeks until graduation, students need to launch their job search now. We hope this event will get them started.
If students cannot attend these drop-ins, they can always make an appointment with a career counselor by calling our offices at 704-330-6433 or e-mailing us at email@example.com.
Advising and Registration for Fall 2018 courses.
Priority registration for Fall begins April 20th. Be sure to meet with a faculty advisor in the Engineering Technology Division (NOT Central Advising) before then to plan our classes. You can see the different faculty advisors on our Faculty and Staff page.
It’s that time of year again! Be sure to meet up with your faculty advisor (it is recommended that you not go to central advising or any other campus, come to only one of the advisors listed on our Faculty and Staff webpage) to plan and sign up for classes in Summer and Fall 2017.
Be sure to check out and use the new powerful advising tool called “Academic Plan” in MyCollege. The video below shows just some of the features available. Before you sign up for classes, be sure to meet with one of our faculty advisors to make sure the classes you’d like to sign up for are going to be the correct ones for your degree program.
Co-Ops, Internships, and Jobs, Oh My!
If you are looking for a Co-op, Internship or a job in the engineering field, we have some available. You can get credit for your degree program through Workplace Learning, and most of these opportunities are paid! Any student that wants to know more be sure to stop by and visit Eric Easton in the Advanced Technology building (ET department).
Eric Easton, Program Coordinator, Engineering Technology
Advanced Tech Center, Rm 301-B6
Phone Number: 330.2722 x 3181
Study Sessions and One-on-One Help:
Don’t forget that we have two Lab assistants whose sole responsibility is to help students in our program. TAs are available throughout the week for help with Circuits 1, Digital Logic, as well as with Lab Report formatting, math classes up to Calc 2, and even Physics. Check out their schedules here to see when they can meet with you. It is always nice if you email them about a day ahead to make an appointment and make sure they are expecting you .
The show “Shark Tank” will be coming to UNC-Charlotte to look for auditions. Check it out here.
There are lots of great things happening this month!
New Lab Techs:
We’d like to welcome our two new lab techs to the program. These guys will be holding study sessions several times a week for classes in the CEEET department. If you need help in Circuits 1 for example, you can either set up an appointment with them to work in the lab individually or come to the study sessions. These sessions are not designed to teach you new material, nor are they designed to answer your homework questions directly, rather to learn. In past semesters when these have been offered students who come to these sessions typically make 1/2 to a full letter grade higher in the class than those who do not show up.
You can see their availability or make an appointment with them here.
“Mind Over Math” Workshops
Back by popular demand, Counseling Services will offer a math anxiety workshop, “Mind over Math,” twice this semester. The next one is Tuesday, 2/21/17 at 10 a.m. in the Zeiss Building, Room 1102. This 60-minute workshop is packed with information to help students overcome math avoidance and gain strategies to feel more calm and focused while doing math. It’s helpful for students in any class where mathematics is used: math, science, business, accounting and more.
Here are some quick facts:
- Mind over Math was designed by counselors specifically for the developmental needs of college students
- It teaches proven techniques for managing anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviors related to math
- More than 68% of past Mind over Math participants indicated that their knowledge on the topic following this workshop was either excellent or very good
- One CPCC math instructor who attended Mind over Math said that the “workshop was very informative…I will share some of the ideas or suggestions with students.”
For questions or further information, email Counseling@cpcc.edu.
Thinking about a job for Spring or Summer 2017? There are lots of companies in the Charlotte region currently hiring for those times right now! Whether you are looking for an internship or a job in the field of Engineering Technology, visit CPCC’s Workplace Learning website to get started. They have a database of employers who are looking to fill positions, and they can teach you how to conduct your own job search. There’s no time to waste—some companies have already announced their summer internship positions. Contact them now at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 330-6217
In keeping with the theme of jobs, there is a free interview skills workshop October 18th hosted by Workplace Learning.
- Explore and apply six steps of the job interview process
- Share and reflect on your experiences through interactive discussion & activities to help you make the most of an interview opportunity
- Get tips and reminders on how to prepare for an interview and present your BEST self!
Tuesday, Oct. 18th 1-2:30pm, Zeiss 3104 on Central Campus
RSVP (preferred): https://goo.gl/forms/ZNrpvaMGtULQO3Vw2
Questions about the workshop should be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in the final stretch of the semester. There is no better time to take advantage of the guided study sessions offered for the Circuits 1, Circuits 2, and Digital Logic courses. See the schedule for those sessions here. If you are not currently making at least a B in your class, you should be taking advantage of these sessions. If you cannot make it during the times on the schedule, email one of the Lab Assistants to set up a one on one study session.
Advising and Registration are the biggest issues on the agenda for this month. Registration opens starting April 22nd. You are given a particular date based on the number of credits you have taken. Check here to see when you will be allowed to register for classes. You want to make sure you get advising before you sign up for classes so login to MyCollege and see who your advisor is. Email them to make an appointment to discuss what the best courses are for you to take next semester. Be aware that if you get financial aid and sign up for a class that is not in your program, they will drop you from the class.
If you are unsure of how many credit hours you’ve taken, log in to MyCollege WebAdvisor and check your program evaluation using either the new tool (described below) or the old program evaluation tool. This is also where you can find out who your advisor is. If you do’nt have an advisor in the ET department, then please contact one of the faculty members on our Faculty and Staff page.
Schedule of Course Offerings:
Based on previous years’ course offerings, we’ve made a spreadsheet to show when courses will likely be offered to help you plan your schedule. Click the image below to be taken to the most updated version of this document.
A Powerful New Tool to Help You Advise and Register for Classes:
CPCC has just released a new tool to help map your entire schedule at CPCC. Simply log in to MyCollege and click “Academic Planning” to access it. Inside this tool you can see your program evaluation, what courses you’ve already taken, times and sections for upcoming semester classes, access the course catalog, see test scores, see your unofficial transcript, and you can even search and sign up for classes all in the same place. Never before have so many options been as easily accessible for advising and registration. Your future is in your hands, and this tool helps you plan it all out. Use this to build your schedule before and while you meet with your advisor.
Thinking of Transferring to UNCC?
The TRC team attended a Transfer Symposium last week at UNCC during which the Engineering Department shared with us an exciting opportunity. UNCC’s Engr Dept. is hosting an open house on Friday April 8th for students interested in pursuing Engineering or Engineering Technology degrees at UNCC. The event is from 9:30am-2:00pm on the UNCC campus. There will be an information session followed by an opportunity for students to tour facilities and labs. Visiting students will also get to meet current students and faculty within their perspective programs. Please view the attached flier for additional information and let students know they can register at the link below.
Priority registration for classes starts April 22nd. You should be ready to register for classes as soon as you can to make sure you get into the sections you want. Check the priority registration dates and compare it to your total earned credit hours in your MyCollege to see when your registration date is. If you have yet to do so, please contact your Engineering Technology faculty advisor now. You can check who your academic advisor currently is in MyCollege as well. If you don’t one of the people on our faculty page as your advisor, then email one of us immediately so we can help you figure out which classes to take next semester. Sign up for classes as soon as you are allowed to. We will begin cancelling classes with low enrollment 2 weeks before the first day of the Fall 2016 semester. Don’t wait to sign up or the class might be cancelled.
Guided Study Sessions
If you are not making at least a B in your current classes, then you should be coming to the free weekly guided study sessions we offer. We have increased the number of guided study sessions for Circuits 1, Circuits 2, and Digital Logic to have a day and night section of each. Here is the current schedule.
Looking for a Job?
If you are in your second year of your degree program, it is often a good time to start looking at positions that are available. You can always visit the NCworks website to search through a career field and job postings at any time to see what skills employers are looking for.