ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY — ELECTRONICS A.A.S.

This program prepares the student for employment and advancement in the field of electronics.

The curriculum provides the graduate with fundamental knowledge in DC and AC circuitry, digital circuits, microprocessor systems, programmable logic controllers, and high-frequency systems. Our experimental and simulation laboratory environments help students gain necessary application experience in the proper use of multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic pulsers and probes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand electrical terminology and component recognition.
  • Interpret manufacturers’ technical data sheets on components.
  • Interpret electrical schematics.
  • Build, test, and troubleshoot Analog and Digital electrical circuits on breadboards.
  • Demonstrate the safe and proper use of laboratory equipment including Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Power Sources, Function Generators, and Spectrum Analyzers.
  • Analyze Industrial circuitry (including Programmable Logic Controllers).
  • Analyze electrical circuits through calculations involving theoretical concepts.
  • Capture, analyze, and troubleshoot circuitry using an electronics simulation program.
  • Create professional technical written documents.
  • Effectively communicate technical information to appropriate audiences.
  • Understand the appropriate professional conduct required in the workplace.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Positions in the fields of computers, robotics, medical instrumentation, audio/radio frequency communication, and manufacturing include:

  • Engineering Technical Assistant
  • Electronic Test and Repair Technician
  • Industrial Control Technician
  • Calibration and Test Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Electronic Assembler

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should contact their advisor and/or the transfer counselor in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
ELEC 101 Electrical Circuits 4
ELEC 105 Introduction to Digital Computers 4
Math Elective 3
Health or Physical Education 1
15
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102
OR
ENGL 270
Freshman English II
OR
Technical Writing
3
ELEC 102 Basic Electronics 4
ELEC 107 Fund. of Microcomputers 4
MATH 114
OR
MATH 104
Applied Mathematics
OR
College Algebra & Trig (or higher)
3
CS 200
OR
CS 222
Programming in Visual Basic
OR
Programming in C/C++
1
17
THIRD SEMESTER
ELEC 201 Intermediate Electronics 4
ELEC 209 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ENGR 207 Quality Assurance 3
PHYS 103 General Physics I 4
Technical Elective 3
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
ELEC 204 Industrial Electronics 4
ELEC 208 Radio Frequency Communications 4
PHYS 104 General Physics II 4
Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64