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Electronics Engineering Technology

Curriculum Description

The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals 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.

A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.

Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician and production control technician.

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

      

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Educational Objectives

The Electronics Engineering Technology Program at Forsyth Technical Community College strives to produce graduates who:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability required perform the tasks of an Entry Level Technician
  • Demonstrate the ability to advance to a more responsible position in their work
  • Demonstrate the knowledge required to engage in the lifelong learning of corporate sponsored education/training
  • Meet the requirements to enter a four year Engineering Technology Program

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A40200
NC CIP: 15.0303
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
EGR 131 Intro to Electronics Tech 1 2 0 2
ELC 127 Software for Technicians 1 3 0 2
ELC 131 DC/AC Circuit Analysis 4 3 0 5
ELC 131A DC/AC Circuit Analysis Lab 0 3 0 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
   
    11 13 0 16

Spring Semester
CET 111 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 2 3 0 3
ELN 131 Semiconductor Applications 3 3 0 4
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 2 2 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    13 10 0 17

Summer Term
ELN 132 Linear IC Applications 3 3 0 4
ELN 133 Digital Electronics 3 3 0 4
MAT 223 Applied Calculus 2 2 0 3
   
    8 8 0 11

Fall Semester
ELN 229 Industrial Electronics 3 3 0 4
ELN 232 Intro to Microprocessors 3 3 0 4
ELN 237 Local Area Networks 2 3 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    8 9 0 14

Spring Semester
ELN 233 Microprocessor Systems 3 3 0 4
ELN 260 Prog Logic Controllers 3 3 0 4
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
PHY 133 Physics-Sound & Light 3 2 0 4
   
    12 8 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 73

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective: ART 111, ENG 131, ENG 273, HUM 115, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

Program Educational Objectives

The Electronics Engineering Technology Program at Forsyth Technical Community College strives to produce graduates who:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability required perform the tasks of an Entry Level Technician
  • Demonstrate the ability to advance to a more responsible position in their work
  • Demonstrate the knowledge required to engage in the lifelong learning of corporate sponsored education/training
  • Meet the requirements to enter a four year Engineering Technology Program

Student Outcomes

Students must demonstrate …

a. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;

b. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;

d. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;

e. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;

f. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

g. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

h. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and

i. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Graduation Rates Link:

http://www.forsythtech.edu/services-students/student-resources/financial-aid/consumer-information/