It depends on how you define 'technologically nourished.' If you're worried about having a functional knowledge programming for the workforce in general, I wouldn't worry too much about it. If you're in EE and have the experience in programming that you have mentioned, then you'll probably be able to pick up programming without too much difficulty. As an EE major, in many signal processing courses, you'll be using MATLAB. And you'll use PSPICE and VHDL to simulate circuits in classes related to circuits and computer logic. Bottom line: learning to program itself isn't too hard compared to being able to apply it to solve problems--part of that skill comes with experience and practice.