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Associate in Applied Science Electronics Engineering Technology

Expected Certificate/Degree

Associate in Applied Science

Program Description

The Electronics Engineering Technology degree is designed to provide the student with fundamentals of electricity and electronics, including digital electronics and microcomputers, specialized manufacturing electronics, industrial automation and electronic communications. This program emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning through projects.

Program Requirements

Please note: A student's readiness to perform college-level coursework is based on the student's placement test and/or ACT scores. Below 1000 level coursework may be required prior to the student taking courses in the suggested sequences below.

This is a typical Program Map; please meet with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss the details. 

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Code Course Name Credits
ELECT 1100 Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals 3
ELMEC 1106 Power Electricity and Rotating Machines 4
GEN ED Math 3-5
GEN ED Physical and Life Science 3-5

Total Credits: 13-17

If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.

Code Course Name Credits
ELECT 1101* Circuits I 3
ELECT 1141 Digital Fundamentals 3
ELMEC 2510 Process and Automation Controls 3

Social and Behavioral Science




*course has a prerequisite

Total Credits: 15

Code Course Name Credits
ELMEC 2520 Industrial Control and Data Acquisition 3
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3

Total Credits: 6

Code Course Name Credits
ELECT 1102* Circuits II 4
ELECT 1151* Electronic Devices and Applications 4
ELECT 1161* Modern Communications 3
ELECT 2273* Embedded Systems and Microcontroller Programming 3
ELECTIVE Choose an elective from the program courses. 3

 *course has a prerequisite

Total Credits: 17

Code Course Name Credits
ELECT 1120 Electronic Documentation and Fabrication 2
GEN ED Hum/Fine Art 3
ELECTIVE Choose an elective from the program courses. 3
ELECTIVE Choose an elective from the program courses. 4

 Total Credits: 12

Code Course Name Credits
  Program Electives (to reach total)  

Choose at least 14 additional credits from Electronic Engineering Technology (ELECT) and/or Electromechanical Engineering Technology (ELMEC) courses.

The following summarizes the minimum credits required in each of the specified General Education areas:

Communication: 6 credits

Physical and Life Sciences: 3 to 5 credits

  • At least one course with a laboratory component.

Mathematics: 3 to 5 credits

  • Select a minimum of 3 credits (1000-level or above).
  • Select Mathematics 1102, 1104 or 1120 only where required in the degree program. Only one from the following three courses may count toward overall degree requirement credit: Mathematics 1635, Psychology 2280 or Sociology 2205. Only one of the following courses may count toward overall degree credit: Mathematics 1428 or Mathematics 1431.

Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits

Global/Multicultural Studies or Contemporary Life Skills: 2 credits

  • Complete at least two credits from the list of courses in the Global/Multicultural Studies or Contemporary Life Skills category.

  • Describe the scientific principles that apply to the basic flow of electricity and explain the function of various materials used as conducting, semiconducting, and insulating devices in the construction of standard electrical/electronic circuits.
  • Identify the basic tools and test equipment used to construct, troubleshoot, and maintain standard electronic circuits and systems.
  • Explain the construction and application of standard circuit configurations and identify the component types and connections used to build functioning electronic circuits.
  • Describe the appearance and general operating principles of multiple electronic components and electrical devices such as capacitors, resistors, inductors, semiconductors, integrated circuits (ICs), generators, motors, and transformers.
  • Identify and describe the applied electronics principles used to develop circuitry and circuit-systems used for radio, television, fiber optic, laser, computer, and microprocessor devices.
  • Communicate effectively in oral, written, and graphical forms.
  • Collaborate effectively, individually and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and are cognizant of social concerns as they relate to the practice of engineering technology.
  • Appraise their education against the new developments in the field of Electronics and engage in the process of lifelong learning.

Contact Information

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-3210