This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult a program advisor.
The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum is a course of study that prepares the students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems. Includes instruction in mathematics, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers.
Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.
This curriculum is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET, www.abet.org.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline of electronics engineering technology to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to electronics engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret electronics engineering technology experiments.
- Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a technical team member.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined electronics engineering technology problems.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical electronics engineering technology environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of a need for the ability to engage in self-directed continuing development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of circuit analysis and design.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of computer programming and associated software.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of analog electronics.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of digital electronics.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of microcomputers to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of physics to electrical/electronic circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence appropriate to the application of engineering standards.
Course Selection Information
Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.
Student Program Priorities:
- ELC 131 , ELN 133 , MAT 171
- MAT 172 , PHY 151